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  • Style Of Writing In The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

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    "Sylvia Plath is renowned as one of the most powerful American poets of the post war period. Her acclaimed poetry and prose are characterized by intense self-consciousness, accusatory despair, and disquieting expressions of futility and frustration," (Sylvia). Sylvia Plath was an American poet, who had a very unique way of writing. She used plenty of devices to radiate her life through literature and poetry. Plath only wrote one novel which was The Bell Jar shortly after she suffered from a suicide

  • Symbolism In The Bell Jar

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    An unsung anthem of the twentieth century adolescent, The Bell Jar since its original publication under Sylvia Plath’s pseudonym, Victoria Lucas in 1963 has become an iconic symbol of teen angst. The novel focuses on the protagonist, Esther Greenwood, and the emotional struggle she faces while finding her way in the world as a sheltered college student. The novel traces the expedition of her mental breakdown from the budding signs of depression to the denouement of her recovery. Throughout The Bell

  • Ambiguity in J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Sylvia Plath’s The Ball Jar, and Richard Heller’s Catch 22

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    Ambiguity in literature after World War II reflects and explores issues of self and society. These two ideas often work against each other instead of coexisting to form a struggle-free existence. J. D. Salinger, Sylvia Plath, and Richard Heller illustrate this struggle with their works. These authors explore ambiguity through different characters that experience the world in different ways. Identity, while it is an easy concept, can be difficult to attain. These authors seek out ambiguity with

  • The Bell Jar Analysis

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    Esther Greenwood, the protagonist of The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath, is cast under the spell of her own depression and the story of being released from the spell follows the structure of one of the 7 plot types Christopher Booker created. These 7 plot archetypes include the Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, and lastly the archetype of Rebirth. The novel The Bell Jar is classified as the Rebirth plot, in accordance with the 5 stages that make up said

  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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    On January 14th of 1963, Sylvia Plath had finally completed The Bell Jar after approximately two years of writing. This novel could have been considered a partial autobiography, because the main character Esther Greenwood eerily represents Sylvia Plath. There are a number of references to Plath’s real life throughout the book, too many for it to be considered a mere coincidence. Within the story, Esther Greenwood considers and attempts suicide quite frequently. Could this novel have been foreshadowing

  • Smile of Hope

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    Smile of Hope (A Grain of Wheat in A Chapter) Imagine if a person brought you a novel with a title that is called A Grain Wheat. This may sound outsider. Yet, if you were asked to guess what the novel contains, would you be able to give an assumption? The possibilities of you giving a good guess are slime, or nearly impossible. The reason is because there are wide range of possible answers that would make sense. Among all other species that exists on earth, the level of curiosity that human beings

  • Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar Analysis

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    Sylvia Plath’s adult life consisted of her marriage to Ted Hughes, also a famous poet, on June 16th 1956 at the Church of St. George-the-Martyr. Plath became a freshman English teacher at Smith College and described the job as exhausting. She gave birth to her first child, Frieda Rebecca Plath, on April 1st, 1960. During February 1961, Plath suffered a miscarriage. A year later, she gave birth to her last child, Nicholas Farrar, on January 17th, 1962. Her marriage between Hughes was becoming difficult

  • Examples Of Realism In Seconds Out By Martin Kohan

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    What is Realism? If we take a moment to think, what Realism really is, we can agree is a point in where things can seem real. A story or a folktale that could be told without lies or exaggeration, When expressing realism people use evidence to showcase the reality of their telling. In terms of this week’s novel written by Martin Kohan, titled “Seconds Out” we come across realism. We come across one character called Donald Mitchell whom has a passion for photography. Always sits front row in everything

  • The Characterisation of the Heroines in The Bell Jar and Quicksand

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    How does the author's treatment of relationships effect the characterisation of the heroines in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Quicksand by Nella Larsen? Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know ============================== How does the author's treatment of relationships effect the characterisation of the heroines in "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath and "Quicksand" by Nella Larsen? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This essay will compare the ways in which

  • Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought

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    The Bell Jar  - Feminist Thought The Bell Jar   This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb