She survived her multiple suicide attempt with no permanent injuries. Nevertheless, Esther was admitted to a private facility with the help of Philomena Guinea, a philanthropist who supported Esther throughout her scholarship. In the new environment, Esther build trust on her new psychiatrist named Dr. Nolan. She slowly begin to improve with the different therapies given to her, including are talk therapy and insulin injections. She also had a visitor, another girlfriend of Buddy Willard who had the experience similar situation to Esther.
Esther decided to get help by meeting up with a psychiatrist but, the sessions were unsuccessful, and so she tried to commit suicide for the first time by, crawling into a cellar and trying to overdose on sleeping pills. Her suicide was unsuccessful and she was quickly rushed into a hospital. After a few weeks, Esther was transferred into a private psychiatric center. At the private psychiatric center, Esther started to recover and by the end of the book, Esther was about getting ready to leave the Institution new and better than
Since her father’s death, Esther lives in a state of sorrow, however, and at this particular moment, she finally feels a glimpse of happiness. When her father was alive, Esther had a positive male figure in her life and was a happy child, but when he died, loneliness and unhappiness set in. Esther feels the pain and agony of the death of her father, which results in depression and causes her life to spiral out of
However, we also find out that she hasn’t been happy since the age of nine and has attempted suicide on multiple accounts. Plath early on highlights the difference between Esther on the outside versus her on the inside- it is the fine line between insanity and baring with the world. A scene from chapter thirteen goes into this very well, a scene in which her and her friends go on a beach trip. On the outside, though she seemingly hates the rays of the sun on her skin, Esther seems to be having fun. Not to mention, she only shows up because she was begged to- for her, it was another mask of happiness against the world.
“Misapplied shock therapy resulted in the failure of Esther” (Tsank). The shock therapy brought back flashbacks of Esther’s childhood, when she was electrocuted by accident. The electrocution as a child signals ahead to Esther’s experience with shock therapy (Shmoop). The symbolism within Plath’s The Bell Jar allows the reader to look beyond the surface, and connect with Esther. The bell jar, the fig tree, the mirror, and electricity all relate to Esther’s mental illness and elaborate on her growth and development.
But you keep wanting me to be more interested in your poems than in you” (Orne). The quote was said by Anne’s therapists. Anne’s therapist was trying express that she is so concerned about what others think of her work. The tapes in this book impact a ‘Confessional Movement.’ Throughout the transcripts of the tapes, Anne Sexton continuously needed her therapist to say she was doing good on her poems. However, her therapist wanted her to see the improvement on herself.
There was one other girl that was shadowing with me. The doctor is usually really anal about who is in her space and around the patient. She hates people walking in unannounced and having conversations within ear shot irks her. She had just kicked some students out of the office for talking. However, she noticed that this particular student was not talking but rather watching quietly in the corner.
May I speak with you?” the beautiful girl asked cheerfully. “Sure,” replied Ethan, confused. They walked together to Ethan’s usual table. After introducing each other, Ella confronted Ethan and handed him a letter. Despite his ambivalence, Ethan took the letter his parents wrote him before they died.
But, if the person is delayed for some reason, the doctor is left with only two choices; either to complete their session in a jiffy, or shift the session to the concluding hours of his consultation. Both of these options are not desirable from the patient’s point of view. Many people fail to appreciate that an appointment with a doctor is no less important than an interview schedule or a board meeting. So, respecting the timings not only imperative, but it has its own benefits. Getting to your doctor’s place 15 minutes early will give you enough time to relax and prepare for the session.