Analysis Of The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

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“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that- I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much-so very much to learn.” (The Bell Jar). Sylvia Plath used her confusion to express her writing. She was known for her confessional style of her work, best known for her novel, “The Bell Jar”, and poetry collections. Sylvia Plath published her first book when she was twenty-eight years old. Sylvia Plath went through depression, soon later committed suicide. American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression. Sylvia Plath used several of her mental breakdowns to express her emotions so people could understand her life. Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 27,1932. Plath was interested in writing at an early stage, she kept a journal since she was a young child.. In 1940, her father, a professor of biology, at Boston University died after diagnose with an illness. Plath lived in Wellesley and graduated from the Bradford Senior HIgh School. Soon later attend at Smith College, where she received the Olive Higgins Prouty Scholarships. Plath attended Smith College 1950-1955. While continuing attending college, her sophomore year , Plath had several poems published by Harpers magazine. Sylvia Plath won two college prize awards for poetry and during summer of 1953, Plath was

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