The bell jar, the fig tree, the mirror, and electricity all relate to Esther’s mental illness and elaborate on her growth and development. Plath’s novel uses an abundance of literary devices to engage the reader, however her use of symbolism creates a deeper meaning behind Esther’s battle with a mental illness. Symbolism is an important aspect in writing, and Sylvia Plath uses that to her advantage to connect her audience to Esther, and appeal to their
Esther at the end of the story really didn’t want to make her life any harder.She stops believing in the train completely as she grows up.”I'm never,ever stopping in a train track again” This quote shows that Esther knew that she understands that the train will only take her life and not being her to her mother.however she didn’t want to get in any kind of trouble and have her friend to worry. The author Karen Hesse wrote, and showed that Esther is very understanding. Karen Hesse wrote witness in a very fun, but fascinating way. It’s not like any normal book, where the story revolves around each character's perspective throughout the whole book. Witness focuses on different characters surrounding.
When reading the novel, it is acknowledged that there are not many negative issues that Helen shares concerning herself, yet there are numerous positive characteristics that she states, like the fact that she sensed bad for the children at the Perkins Institute for the Blind, making her seem like a kind affectionate individual, which she may be, except there is no confirmation from additional sources. Altogether, Keller’s choice of first person point of view and many other
This quote supports that she is not racist at the beginning and she is funny. A Quote that supports that author showed her funny in her sentences is on page 5 where Esther made a joke that is “vermont is a nice place they have wiggle fish”. this is Esther joke and this supports that she is funny at the beginning another quote that supports that she is funny that is on page 9 where she said “ until sara chickering did call me and I had runnings back to their home to gather the warm eggs from the steamy straw nest. this quote also supports that author showed her funny in her sentences. Esther didn’t change at beginning.
It is not just knowing Esther’s life, but it is being in her life. It is “Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes” as they say it. It is feeling what they feel. And that is what everyone would want to have in times of crisis. The tapping of pencil represents the doctor’s impatience on the conversation.
The book of esther shows what exactly can happen when you’re in power and need something done and what with just enough power you can get away with and not look like a bad guy. The book revolves around three main subjects: the Ironic parts, the courageous parts and then the Hypocrisy parts. Knowing this a lot comes to mind and asks what exactly can happen with that much power and what you can get away with. Courage takes a big role in the book because of the risk Esther takes in order for her to save her people but it's in the way that she does it is that shows her true courage. When esther went to the king after a month of not being called on she and everyone in the palace knew that if she goes up to the king without being requested she would
For example, “Enrique is bewildered. Who will take care of him now that his mother is gone?” (7). This quote shows us that with the use of 3rd person omniscient POV, Enrique is hurt and broken that his mother has left him. “She slides to the floor, to her knees and prays. She vows to god she will never ask him for anything for her son” (260).
The poem 'Phenomenal Woman' begins with directly addressing the stereotypes that are placed on women in society. This is done when Angelou states what she feels a woman's qualities are supposed to be by saying. 'I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size' which shows the reader that while she might be aware of the pressures and expectations that are placed on women, she is not willing to conform to these; an idea that comes from the fact that the first stanza is based around her successes despite being different from what some would call the "ideal woman". This is a way of presenting sexism in the poem because it shows that women are fully aware of the standards that are placed upon them and while this particular part in the poem can be seen as referring to successes, it also raises awareness to the fact that some may still be oppressed due to not adhering to these expectations.
Esther, the protagonist and narrator of ‘’The Bell Jar ‘’, feels isolated from the world around her, because of the expectations placed upon her as a young woman living in 1950s, America. Esther has a dilemma, between her desire to write and the pressure she feels to settle down and start a family life. Esther through her talent won several awards and scholarships, and of course respect. But still there were people assumed that she most wanted to start a family. Then, Esther started feeling anxiety about the future because she can see only mutually exclusive choices: submissive married woman or successful but lonely career woman.