Allusions In Sylvia Plath's Daddy

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Imagine a childhood being so traumatizing that it follows you into adulthood and affects your life decisions. In Sylvia Plath's poem “Daddy,” the speaker is talking about her father in an obsessive way. She is an adult looking back at her childhood and remembering all the bad things that her father has done in her life. Plath uses allusions to the historical events of the holocaust, show her victimization she felt, allusions to Greek Mythology, showing misplaced adoration from seeing him as a god and allusions to vampirism and voodoo dolls infer her vengefulness against her father.

Vampirism and voodoo dolls are forms of pulp fiction and witchcraft. Sylvia Plath compares her father and later on her husband to both of them. The speaker says
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