Her poems explore her own mental anguish, the troubled marriage with Ted Hughes, her disturbed relations with her parents, and her self-perception. Her only work of fiction was The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published a month before her death. The Bell Jar has become a classic not only in American literature but also in feminist discourse. It chronicles the life of Esther Greenwood who wins a chance to be a guest
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.
I read the book, Bound, written by Donna Jo Napoli. The book is about a young chinese woman, who is bound to her father’s second wife. This is because he passed away and, back in 17th century china, young woman had very little power or say in situations. Also woman were thought to less value of worth then their livestock. Throughout the day’s of dealing with her step mom she, loves to do poetry and calligraphy.
She married Oscar Chopin when she was young and had six children in under ten years (Baym and Levine 420). Her husband died when their children were still young, and Kate shortly returned to her childhood home with her children and her husband’s considerable debt. She was fascinated by early feminist ideas and society commentary, and wrote about women and social issues to a great extent. The vast majority of her writing related to her life and the society and region in which she lived. She was also deeply influenced by French authors and social ideologies (Baym and Levine 421).
First performed in 1947, A Streetcar Named Desire, is considered to be one of Tennessee Williams’ greatest works. Detailing the weeks in which thirty-year-old Blanche DuBois stays with her sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley, the play tells a story of unrequited love, the dangers of dreams, and the inevitable reality of life. Through each act, Blanche becomes increasingly unstable and this downfall culminates in a complete nervous breakdown. This breakdown is not caused by a single event, but rather, a long history of triggers. Prior to arriving in Elysian Fields, Blanche has survived the death of her husband and her subsequent sexually promiscuous lifestyle.
Her isolated childhood and the nursing received at an early age by her aunt had left grave impact on her life. The realities Emily and her siblings had faced were quite a reflection in her only novel, Wuthering Heights. The characters developed within the novel and the incidents were quite similar to their life such as the isolation Catherine chose for her life, Cathy’s fight for her freedom and Catherine’s desire of acquiring true love. As well as Hindley being a brother of Catherine was not supportive towards her and made a disaster of his life just like Emily’s real brother. On top of all, the early death of Mr. and Mrs.
Most women were diagnosed with postpartum depression. Postpartum depression occurs after birth when the hormones of women are changing which causes many symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, and sadness. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator suffers from postpartum depression and is put into a mental hospital by her husband only to find out in the end he was not who she thought he was and the place she was living was not what she had
The mother’s revelation of her one sided secret love for a Pranab, to her daughter, when she herself is recovering from her broken heart, forms an intense bond between the mother and daughter, a bond of connection, understanding and sharing. The young protagonist Usha towards the end of the story says, “My mother told Deborah none of this. It was to me that she confessed; after my own heart was broken by a man I’d hoped to marry” (83). In the three interconnected stories in the second part, together titled “Hema and Kaushik”, the first is told from the point of view of the young female protagonist Hema; the second from the point of view of the male protagonist Kaushik; and the last, in third person conveys a nostalgic and ultimately tragic experience. The stories look at the relationship between childhood friends, who later become strangers and eventually lovers, until death drew them apart.
Markandaya 's entire canon of eleven novels was produced over a period of three decades: Nectar in a Sieve (1954), Some Inner Fury (1955) A Silence of Desire (1960), Possession (1963), A Handful of Rice (1966) ,The Coffer Dams (1969) , The Nowhere Man (1972), Two Virgins (1973) , The Golden Honeycomb (1977), Pleasure City (1982) published later as Shalimar (1983) and Bombay Tiger (Posthumously in 2008). After her death, her daughter found a typewritten copy of her novel. It was published with the title Bombay Tiger. ,Kamala Markandaya presents her vision of life in her novels . The picture of rural India juxtaposed with the westernized life of England finds a prominent place in her novels.
Maya, at the age of seven, went mute for five years because her uncles killed a man who raped her which caused her to feel guilty about his death. While she was mute, she developed a love for writing and got her influence from other black authors such as Langston Hughes, W.E.B Dubois, and William Shakespeare. Due to the circumstances of her childhood, this became her motivation to become the assertive woman who grabbed the attention of all the men even if she was not a supermodel. Angelou published the poem in 1978, but she actually wrote it during the times after the Civil Right 's Movement when women did not have equal rights. In the 1950s she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild, a group of African-American writers, where she met Martin Luther King, Jr. along with many other influential writers.