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  • Esther's Mother
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    Examine the various reasons for Esther's suicide attempts in The bell Jar. One of the main reasons why Esther tried to commit suicide was the way she perceived her mother's actions, and the fact that she hates her mother:' 'I hate her', I said, and waited for the blow to fall.'s he obviously believes that hating her mother is wrong, as she expected the doctor to react negatively to her comment. Throughout the novel, her mother has contributed to Esther's problems. From Esther's point of view, co...
  • Esther
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    The Bell Jar This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther discovers that she was n...
  • Esther's Mother
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    'The Role Models of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar' Throughout the novel Esther Greenwood has trouble deciding who she wants to be. Her search for an identity leads her to look at her female role models. These women are not ideal in her eyes. Although they represent a part of what she herself wants to be, Esther finds it impossible to decide which one she is to become. Jay Cee, Mrs. Willard, Philomena Guinea, her mother and Doctor Nolan all act as role models for Esther Greenwood. The ways in which...
  • Esther In A Depression
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    The book "The Bell Jar" by Silvia Plath was different from other books assigned through-out my time at high school. Most of the other books, including for example "Of Mice and Men", Lord of the Flies", and "The Heart of darkness" were stories about mostly men and how they all turned against each other in some way and acted like animals instead of humans, and in the end of all of them someone dies. The book "The Bell Jar" though is without a doubt my favorite so far because it is about a female a...
  • Holden And Esther
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    The Bell Jar and Catcher In The Rye In the book The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, a young adult by the name of Esther Greenwood tells her story of her everyday struggle with life. Her coming of age is very difficult, and she does not know where she fits in society. In The Catcher and the Rye, Holden Caulfield also is trying to find his way in life. He too faces many mental and social challenges. In both novels, these characters go through many struggles to find their path in life. In both books, Hol...
  • Esthers Thought And Feeling
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    The Bell Jar Esther and Patriarchy The Bell Jar, which is written by Sylvia Plath, indicates that patriarchal society has many effects on women. Men have power over women in both direct and indirect ways. In this paper, I would like to concern about Esther and patriarchy. Men use their power directly to oppress Esther. Also they use power indirectly to set up social values and sexual stereotyping which have many effects on Esther. To begin with mens power that affects Esther directly, there is t...
  • Esther And Doreen
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    The Bell Jar is about a young reporter, Esther Greenwood, and her life during an all expenses paid trip to New York in the 1950's. Esther won the month long trip in a fashion magazine, one of only twelve winners. She is jealous of all the rich girls staying at the all female hotel, especially since it is her first time out of her humble home in New England. In the presence of all the upper class girls, she feels out of place and unwelcome. While in New York, Esther meets Doreen, a social butterf...
  • Esther And Her Mother
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    Many have paralleled Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar, to her very own life. Plath is known for her tormented life of constant depression and disappointments, causing her to end her life early at the young age of 30. The time frame in which the book is in matches the times when she is enlisted in many mental institutes and ultimately her suicide. The story of Esther Greenwood also tells the feelings and emotions of Sylvia Plath. Other characters in the novel are said to be in relation to chara...
  • Esther Into A Severe Depression
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    Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar Although there are elements of fiction included, and even true events are somewhat altered and rearranged, The Bell Jar is essentially an autobiography of Sylvia Plath, who is recognized for her impeccable and ruthless poetry, which excels at describing the most extreme reaches of Plath's consciousness and passions (from back cover of Rough Magic by Paul Alexander). Perhaps though what Plath is more noted for, and what arguably made her famous on a large scale, is her t...
  • Esther's Previous Perfection Achievements At Home
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    Heinz There are many parallels between the breakdown of Sylvia Plath and the breakdown of Esther in the book The Bell Jar. Sylvia Plath was sensitive, intelligent, and compelled toward perfection just as Esther. Esther spends the summer in New York as a guest editor for a fashion magazine just as Plath. This opportunity could not have been achieved without her constant strive to be perfect in every way. Esther's previous perfection achievements at home, school, and for her mother, are significan...
  • Rachel And Esther
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    Throughout centuries there have been millions and millions of people overlooked and shunned for reasons that are not concrete. Yet, these same persons that were overlooked centuries ago because of reasons such as the colour of their hair, eyes, skin, or sex, are still overlooked in today's society. Women have been at the hands of "oppressors" since the beginning of documented time. What is scary, is not so much that they are being oppressed, but the persons that are their oppressors. The oppress...
  • Esther
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    Women belong in the kitchen, a colloquial phrase used in many cultures to paste the role of women right smack in their faces. What brought about such a confining and discriminatory conception of women's lives It may date back to the earliest days of mankind when women gathered berries for supper and cared for the children while the physically powerful men hunted game and brought home the kill. Was the hearth women's place to begin with because they were naturally unfit for the harsh conditions o...
  • Esther And Her Family
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    Throughout 'The Endless Steppe', Esther and her family experience racism. Before Esther and her family were sent to Siberia, she lived a good and happy life; she loved school and loved the order of her life. One day that all changed and the Rudomin family were ordered to pack their bags in less then ten minutes and were forced onto a truck which took them to a cattle train. The cattle trains were small, hot and stinking from the animals before. The toilet was just one small hole and there was li...
  • Biff And Esther
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    Mythology defines the basis of literature today, while it has shaped writings of all kinds for thousands of years. The voyage of the hero is illustrated in a number of mythological works. Each step in the heroes journey, define an aspect of himself and his life. Campbell notes that mythology is still incorporated into our everyday lives. Often writers relate motifs and archetypes from mythology into short stories or novels, which help the reader to understand the similarities between mythology a...

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