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Sylvia Plath is the lady that I am embarrassed to write about in my degree in case I am judged as a clichÃ©d mentally ailing English student. Of all the authors I read at that time, Plath resonated most deeply, reminding me of another doomed heroine, Marilyn Monroe. Esther’s internship at Mademoiselle is based on Plath’s personal expertise during that individual summer and what followed after, so it’s hard to separate the author from her work. The Bell Jar is the story of 19-yr-previous Esther Greenwood, the breakdown she experiences, and the beginnings of her restoration.
In an appreciation of The Bell Jarâ€˜s fortieth anniversary, writer Emily Gould wrote, Like many American ladies, I first read The Bell Jar when I was round 14. The elements I discovered most putting then have been about Esther dropping her virginity and associated archetypes of passageâ€ (our narrator loses her virginity, is fitted for a diaphragm, and holds her pal’s hair as she throwsÂ up).
Esther’s hemorrhage has puzzled readers since The Bell Jar was published. However even in recollectionâ€”and The Bell Jar was written a decade after the happeningsâ€”Sylvia Plath doesn’t ask the associated fee. Wellâ€¦that is simply not true, says the Underground Man. Esther’s rejection of being instructed that â€˜what a man is is an arrow into the future and what a lady is is the place the arrow shoots off from’ crystallises Plath’s critical analysis of 1950s US patriarchy as stifling, Continue reading