Attitudes Towards Death In Lady Lazarus, By Sylvia Plath

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In “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath, the title is the first indication that the speaker is a woman, and underlines the tone and attitudes towards death. “Lady Lazarus” presents three main conflicts concerning the life, death and revival. First, Lazarus is a man from the New Testament Gospel of John. He had been dead of an illness for four days, and Jesus bring him back to life. Sylvia Plath used this literary allusion to foreshadow that she was going to talk about death, and following by the inevitable revive. Although the speaker never mentions in the body of this poem, she is constantly mention the revive that Lazarus has experienced and the actions that this name related. Secondly, throughout Plath ‘s writing, the imagery, diction and allusions are all dark and agony, but the speaker’s attitude towards to death seems happy and positive. The speaker long for dead, but she is constantly rebirthed. Therefore, throughout reading the entire poem, her attitude is distress and agony. Finally, it uses the image of The Holocaust to finger out the struggle between Nazi and Jew.
In “Lady Lazarus”, there are three distinct characters. First is “I”, the speaker, who is a thirty-years-old woman. She shares her experiences of suicide with the readers without reservation. As the women 's monthly cycle, the speaker follows the periodic interval, and committees suicide every ten years. It is easy enough to committee suicide just like playing a game. But she is always unsatisfactory. There
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