Confessions From The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar is the one novel ever written by poet Sylvia Plath Plath is ready to seize perfectly what it's like to be caught in a pit of depression, and the way it arduous it's to dig yourself out, in the event you even can. The Bell Jar-first printed below a pseudonym in 1963 and later issued below Plath's personal name in England in 1966-is an autobiographical novel describing an bold younger woman's efforts to turn into a "real New York author" only to sink into mental illness and despair at her lack of ability to function inside the slim confines of conventional female expectations.

Esther is woken up once more by Dr. Quinn, who tells her that Joan has been found. Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar” is an autobiographical novel advised via the eyes of Esther Greenwood. As a literature scholar, and recent grad, I'm extra interested and captivated by Plath's portrait of a younger girl on the verge of maturity, who is unsure of her place. Esther's road to restoration—together with the institutionalization—is apparent in the second half of The Bell Jar.

It's instructive to read Plath's own letter to her mom during her stint as a visitor editor in New York, for in it she presents the chipper entrance that Esther struggles to take care of: At first I was upset at not being Fiction Ed, but now that I see how all-inclusive my work is, I adore it. All is comparatively un-tense now, virtually homey, in actual fact.” Plath manages to sound appropriately Read more