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The Bell Jar was first published in London in January 1963 by William Heinemann Restricted publishers below the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, for Sylvia Plath questioned the literary value of the novel and didn’t consider that it was a “severe work.” More importantly, the novel had quite a few parallels to the life of its author. When Esther vanishes after overdosing, Joan slashes her wrists and ultimately finally ends up at the same private hospital as Esther. Esther Greenwood : To the particular person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead child, the world itself is the bad dream. Maybe Plath’s biggest legacy is demonstrating braveness to discuss her personal points, opening the door for extra open dialogue on problems with mental sickness.

I feel that is a good comment, I believe a part of why some persons are reluctant to admit liking books like The Bell Jar is because they’re reluctant to admit relating to the characters. Her mom picks her up and immediately tells Esther that she did not get accepted right into a writing program she’d applied to; Esther feels hopeless as she appears to be like at spending the rest of the summer time in her mother’s house.

Whereas in New York Esther tells about her life by the encounters she’s had. The extra I learn, the extra claustrophobic Plath’s work turned. I’ve not learn Plath’s poems, for which she is much lauded, but I appreciated the one that was included. Esther’s (or Plath’s?) commentary dwells solely on ideas a Continue reading “”