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Esther Greenwood The «I» of The Bell Jar. The author Sylvia Plath herself has experienced most of the occasions within the novel, including psychological disease, depression and suicide makes an attempt. The board room door opens, and Esther sees all the doctors and nurses ready to look at her. I might relate to the paralysis that impending adulthood induced, especially from the angle of a woman like Esther Greenwood, who, as she enters her senior 12 months of college, seemingly has the world at her toes.

Lenny throws Doreen over his shoulder, and the narrator notices that Doreen’s breasts have fallen out of her dress. As Anne Stevenson wrote in the biography Bitter Fame, Victoria Lucas could be patted on the top for good writing, scolded for weak plotting, and passed over.” This disappointment occurred on the lowest period of Plath’s life. Sylvia Plath’s intense description of melancholy is completely [...]

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