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  • Sylvia Plath And The Bell Jar - 741 words
    Sylvia Plath And The Bell Jar In The Bell Jar, originally published under the pseudonym of Victoria Lucas, Sylvia Plath was recording much of her personal experience. Plath was born on October 27, 1932. Her brother, Warren Joseph Plath, was born in 1935. When Plath was five years old, her family moved to Winthrop, Massachusetts, where she was a model student. However, in 1940, her father Otto Plath died of pneumonia and complications from diabetes. Plath won many awards, both local and national, for her writing in the years after her father's death. During her teens, she met a classmate named Richard Willard. Later, she dated his older brother, Buddy. In 1950, Sylvia Plath entered Smith Coll ...
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  • Sylvia Plaths Novel, The Bell Jar Is Often Considered A Literary Classic For Its Description Of The Protagonists Angst Ridden - 693 words
    Sylvia Plaths novel, The Bell Jar is often considered a literary classic for its description of the protagonists angst ridden journey through depression. In the autobiographical novel, Esther Greenwood, Plaths protagonist, sinks into a profound depression after her third year at college during the 1950s. Esther battles not only a deteriorating mental stability, but also a lack of a sense of individuality, which leads to her major depressive disorder. Esther is a sensitive and intelligent woman who feels oppressed by the obvious social restrictions placed upon her, along with the pressure she feels regarding her future. Esther feels overwhelmed and powerless to break free of the emotional bur ...
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  • The Bell Jar - 1,296 words
    The Bell Jar Esther and Patriarchy "The Bell Jar", which is written by Sylvia Plath, indicates that patriarchal society has many effects on women. Men have power over women in both direct and indirect ways. In this paper, I would like to concern about Esther and patriarchy. Men use their power directly to oppress Esther. Also they use power indirectly to set up social values and sexual stereotyping which have many effects on Esther. To begin with mens power that affects Esther directly, there is the issue of sexual discrimination that is shown obviously in the novel. In the patriarchal society, men are in-control. Also, men have women in their power. Women are oppressed by men. As for Esther ...
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  • The Bell Jar - 1,269 words
    The Bell Jar The Bell Jar People's lives are shaped through their success and failure in their personal relationships with each other. The author Sylvia Plath demonstrates this in the novel, The Bell Jar. This is the direct result of the loss of support from a loved one, the lack of support and encouragement, and lack of self confidence and insecurity in Esther's life in the The Bell Jar. It was shaped through her success and failures in her personal relationships between others and herself. Through life, we often lose someone we loved and cared deeply for and supported us through life. This is demonstrated by the loss of a loved one when Esther's father died when she was nine. "My German sp ...
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  • Bell Jar - 380 words
    Bell Jar The Bell Jar is about a young reporter, Esther Greenwood, and her life during an all expenses paid trip to New York in the 1950s. Esther won the month long trip in a fashion magazine, one of only twelve winners. She is jealous of all the rich girls staying at the all female hotel, especially since it is her first time out of her humble home in New England. In the presence of all the upper class girls, she feels out of place and unwelcome. While in New York, Esther meets Doreen, a social butterfly with no definite personality. While on their way to a party, they meet a man by the name of Lenny who invites them to have drinks they end up bypassing the party. Lennys friend is obviousl ...
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  • Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Evaluation - 1,967 words
    Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Evaluation Integrated into the story of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a "case history" of a depression patient, from it's subtle beginnings to it's terrifying consequences to it's shaky resolution. On the subject of this depression, there is an article written by William Styron which, in the course of describing his own dealings with the disease, he compares it to cancer. It is my own firm opinion that this assertion is perfectly valid, and it can be shown through careful analysis of the causes and effects of both depression and cancer that this is so. In addition, using The Bell Jar as an example of a case of depression, we will see how this comparison makes clear ...
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  • Bell Jar Summary - 908 words
    Bell Jar Summary Many have paralleled Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar, to her very own life. Plath is known for her tormented life of constant depression and disappointments, causing her to end her life early at the young age of 30. The time frame in which the book is in matches the times when she is enlisted in many mental institutes and ultimately her suicide. The story of Esther Greenwood also tells the feelings and emotions of Sylvia Plath. Other characters in the novel are said to be in relation to characters in the author's life. The novel begins where Esther is just about halfway through her job as Mademoiselle, a fashion magazine. She and many other girls received this opportunity ...
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  • Depression - 1,966 words
    Depression Disease There is a disease out there that can be more harmful to families than AIDS, it can cause more pain and suffering to the individual afflicted with the disease than anything anybody could dream of, this disease is so rare, that less than one percent of the people in the nation( National...Ill, 2), the disease is Manic Depression, also known as Bipolar. Bipolar is a disease that is common, but yet very few people are aware of it and know its symptoms. I was one of those people who knew about Bipolar, but really done know its affect on a person and those people around him. Bipolar is a disease that has lot to be discovered. Although it has been around for a while, it is still ...
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