Introduction Published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, The Bell Jar has aroused the interest of scholars all over the world. One of the most often discussed characteristics of The Bell Jar is its use of similes, metaphors, and symbols. Throughout The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath employs rhetorical devices to paint a vivid picture of its protagonist Esther. This essay will discuss how Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to represent Esther’s feelings of insanity, anxiety, and freedom. 2.
meter, or different poetic techniques. These techniques keep the reader continue reading. The poet does not usually write what people want to hear, it can be a way to get thoughts on paper in poetic form. Poetry is found in music, like figurative language and rhyme scheme. Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. Plath was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. When she was eight, her father died of diabetes problems so she did not
commonly wrote about topics such as death, depression and victimization. She has published a series of poems and a semi-autobiographical memoir that depicts her life, with the names of people and places changed. Her semi-autobiographical memoir, The Bell Jar, depicts Esther Greenwood’s slow downward spiral to madness. Plath was deeply affected by the premature death of her father, her mental instability being worsened by the absence of her mother. The lacking of two parental figures served as a serious
The poem is spoken by a girl with an electra complex .Her father died while she thought he was God. Her case is complicated by the fact that her father was also a Nazi and her mother very possibly part_ jewish. In the daughter the two strains marry and paralyse each other.She has to act out the aweful little allegory before she is free of it.Plath was obssesd by her father,he was also a very strict man .The ambivalent feelings of fear and love have remained with the daughter as an obsession which