Obvious causes for the eight-year delay in importing The Bell Jar from England (publication there, 1963) usually are not in themselves convincing. Joan Gilling A sporting girl from Esther’s hometown who has dated Buddy. Right here Plath’s sentences feel like slush under sluggish tiresâ€”tired, brief paragraphs that may barely maintain their heads up. The novel ends with Esther getting into the room of her medical doctors, for an interview to find out if she is ready to leave the hospital. Perhaps the first reason for the fascination is that Plath’s biography gives a clear conclusion to the ambiguous ending of The Bell Jar.
This is a purgation which leaves Esther feeling holy and ready for a brand new life. Esther feels pressured by her mother who was at all times on her to study brief hand after collegeâ€ expecting her to learn a stereotypical skill, shorthand, and then cool down with husband and start a family. Plath’s essential theme, a staccato drumbeat, is Esther’s obsession with the opposite sex.
The connection between Esther and Joan is terminated decisively by the Joan’s suicide, and someway it modifications Esther’s prior rejection of that character. Read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and weep at Esther Greenwood’s pain. The novel revolves round a young woman named Esther Greenwood who’s engaged on a short internship at as a visitor magazine editor in 1950’s New York City.
Plath’s father died when she was eight years pr (more…)