Sanitarium Chapter 9
The Bell Jar was first printed in London in January 1963 by William Heinemann Limited publishers beneath the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, for Sylvia Plath questioned the literary worth of the novel and did not consider that it was a “critical work.” More importantly, the novel had numerous parallels to the life of its creator. She tells Esther “do not let the depraved city get you down.” Esther imagines what it would like to be a well-known editor like Jay Cee, and needs she had a mom like her. Well, we feel obliged to share all these biographical details with you as a result of, in a twist that Plath would absolutely not respect, it is precisely the sensational particulars of her private life – or extra particularly, her dying – that Bell Jar readers can’t help but discover fascinating.
The feminist martyr version of her life holds that Plath was driven over the edge her misogynist husband, and sacrificed on the altar of repressive 1950s America. Buddy Willard involves the hospital to visit Esther, and asks whether or not there is something about him that drives ladies crazy, as both Esther and Joan ended up in a mental hospital after being with him.
However he additionally noticed very clearly that they had been all in some degree weak and vain, self-absorbed and self-deceived.” sixty one Amelia begins as a heat-hearted and friendly girl, although sentimental and naive, however by the story’s finish she is portrayed as vacuous and shallow. The days move, as d Continue reading