"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
A character analysis of Esther and a discussion of sanity in Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar".
# 19198 | 1,125 words | 4 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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" In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath expresses feelings of depression leading to suicide mirroring her own personal torment and fears. Plath was known as a poet, and The Bell Jar was her only novel. The main character is Esther Greenwood, and the novel describes the conflict which develops in this woman and which finally disrupts her mind as she faces the need to emerge from the sheltering world of school and the university to enter the adult working world which makes more complex demands on her. The woman has a strong intellectual ability which has served her well in the academic world. However, she is also ill at ease with people and has few social skills. She desires to show more sophistication in social venues than she actually possesses, and this leads her into a series of disastrous encounters with others, and especially with..."

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