Essays Tagged: "The Bell Jar"

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Struggles between Buddy, Doreen, and within herself.

In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath writes about Esther Greenwood, a young woman at a womens college. Esther ... tes about Esther Greenwood, a young woman at a womens college. Esther lived a sheltered life. Her father died while she was still young and her mother tried to protect her as much as possible. Esther ... her as much as possible. Esther went off to the womens college in New York City to lead a new life. There she met Doreen, the wild girl, who drank, smoked cigarettes, slept with different men every ni ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An in-depth review of Sylvia Plath and her poem, "Point Shirley".

a Plath is an American writer whose well-known poems are carefully written pieces distinguished for their personal imagery and intense dialogue. Written in 1960, "Point Shirley" is a poem in which the ... e dialogue. Written in 1960, "Point Shirley" is a poem in which the details are more important than the actual time and place that the events occurred.Sylvia Plath is an American writer whose best-kno ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bell Jar.

The Bell Jar is during a six-month period in the life Esther Greenwood. The year is 1953. It is firs ... the life Esther Greenwood. The year is 1953. It is first set in New York, in a hotel for women with the fictional title of Amazon, and in the offices of a women's fashion magazine. Later, the protagon ... on, and in the offices of a women's fashion magazine. Later, the protagonist returns to her home in the suburbs of Boston. She receives outpatient shock treatment in Walton, Massachusetts. Then she sp ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

The Bell Jar, written by Sylvia Plath in the 1960s, is described as a coming-of-age novel; it narrat ... protagonist's journey, from a cynical, listless young woman to an independent, rejuvenated woman. Esther Greenwood is one of the few elite females who receives a scholarship to college and an internsh ... still feels empty and unhappy. "I buried my face in..;. Jay Cee's loveseat and with immense relief the salt tears and miserable noises that had been prowling around in me all morning burst into the r ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A study of the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and a description of the three stages of her "spiraling insanity"

"Its title, the bell jar, is a metaphorical explanation for what [Esther's] insanity felt like. It is suffocatin ... rical explanation for what [Esther's] insanity felt like. It is suffocating; it closes her off from the world. When it descends, she cannot see or hear clearly and she is trapped alone."-Joel Christen ... ds, she cannot see or hear clearly and she is trapped alone."-Joel ChristensenThrough the course of the novel Esther Greenwood goes through three stages, Pre-Treatment, Treatment, and Post-Treatment f ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is about sylvia plath and her book the bell jar.i compare her life to her book.

Everyone's life is filled with unique experiences, either positive or negative. It is often helpful to express those experiences and thoughts through wri ... ves life to her character by reflecting her own personal happy and unfortunate life experiences. In the novel, The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, the main character's, Ester Greenwood's, lifestyle and per ... racter's, Ester Greenwood's, lifestyle and personal situations, such as her relationship with her father, her marriage life, and her educational background, closely portray of Sylvia Plath's life.Sylv ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyse of Sylvia

SylviaThe life of poet and novelist Sylvia Plath -- one of the most celebrated literary figures of her gen ... list Sylvia Plath -- one of the most celebrated literary figures of her generation -- is brought to the screen in this controversial screen adaptation. Born in Boston in 1932, Sylvia Plath (played by ... old. That same year, tragedy introduced itself into her life as Sylvia Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary schol ...

(2 pages) 46 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Bell Jar" and Esther's Depression

In "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath the main character, Esther Greenwood, sinks into depression during the ... aracter, Esther Greenwood, sinks into depression during the summer after her third year of college. There are many factors and components that cause this to happen to Esther. The social restrictions p ... The social restrictions placed upon women of her time, her own insecurities over her identity, and the pressure she receives from all of her close ones. She felt like her mind and soul should be with ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Feminist Critique of The Bell Jar

Have you ever judged someone negatively just because they weren't like you? There are probably not very many people in this world that can truthfully ans ... y, especially in environments such as schools, people are labeled "weird" or "different" because of the clothes that they wear, or the activities that they are involved in, or the way they act. Boys j ... the activities that they are involved in, or the way they act. Boys judge other boys, girls judge other girls, and of course both sexes judge the other. Not many realize that the people that they are ...

(6 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Identity in the Bell Jar

Identity in the Bell JarA sense of individuality is essential for surviving the numerous emotional and physical ... ous emotional and physical obstacles encountered in daily life. A unique identity is perhaps one of the only true characteristics that defines an individual and is definitely a key principle for under ... dividual and is definitely a key principle for understanding and responding to one's atmosphere. In the "Bell Jar", Esther battles not only a deteriorating mental stability, but also a lack of sense o ...

(6 pages) 62 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Differences in style of writing between "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath and "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen

Since the two books are from two different genres, it is no surprise that the styles in which they are wri ... en differ - Susanna Kaysen's "Girl, Interrupted" is a collection of memoirs whereas Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" is a novel, though autobiographical to a degree. From a literary point of view, "The B ... utobiographical to a degree. From a literary point of view, "The Bell Jar" is the better written of the two in that its narrative has a smoother flow and it is rich with the same kind of literary tech ...

(1 pages) 2649 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath portrays her life experiences in her first novel, The Bell Jar, through Esther Greenwood, a normal 19 year old woman who tries to live her life New Yo ... ood, a normal 19 year old woman who tries to live her life New York City. A straight "A" student, Esther is a college correspondant for the town Gazette, editor of her school's literary magazine, and ... ondant for the town Gazette, editor of her school's literary magazine, and and apprentice to one of the best editors of a popular fashion magazine. Esther wishes to be a poet, however, the pressures o ...

(3 pages) 326 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bell Jar Summary

Feminism in the 1950's was highly uncommon but in The Bell Jar, author Sylvia Plath presents early signs of femi ... uncommon but in The Bell Jar, author Sylvia Plath presents early signs of feminist views throughout the novel. The old cliché "Think twice before you leap" needless to say, presents itself endl ... twice before you leap" needless to say, presents itself endlessly throughout this novel.Feminism is the movement for social, political, and economic equality of men and women. Ester was an early refle ...

(3 pages) 754 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher And The Bell Jar - Two Coming Of Age Novels

Catcher and The Bell Jar "“ Two Coming of Age Novels While J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye a ... 7; Two Coming of Age Novels While J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar are two entirely different novels with different themes at first glance, both tell tale ... at first glance, both tell tales of teenagers who are coming of age and learning responsibility. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of school and is trying to decide what ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Quo Vadis

ead you. I will try my best to be very cautious and successful in all that I do. I promise to share the good qualities I have with my neighbors, friends, and to all other community members around me. ... have with my neighbors, friends, and to all other community members around me. Esther, in the novel The Bell Jar, demonstrates the opposite person that I would ever want to be. She has absolutely no c ...

(3 pages) 376 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bell Jar

Examine the various reasons for Esther's suicide attempts in The bell Jar.One of the main reasons why Esther ... r's suicide attempts in The bell Jar.One of the main reasons why Esther tried to commit suicide was the way she perceived her mother's actions, and the fact that she hates her mother: '"I hate her", I ... her mother's actions, and the fact that she hates her mother: '"I hate her", I said, and waited for the blow to fall.' she obviously believes that hating her mother is wrong, as she expected the docto ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Bell Jar

simply as "a bell-shaped usually glass vessel designed to cover objects or to contain a vacuum." In The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, the term "bell jar" is used as a metaphor to relate the main character ... used as a metaphor to relate the main character's insanity to that of an enclosed jar or vacuum. Esther Greenwood, a highly intelligent and talented young girl who is torn between the struggles of so ...

(3 pages) 519 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Sylvia Plath and Lewis Carroll- How meaning is discovered throughout the poems, "Elm" Plath and "Jabbawocky" Carroll

In the poem 'Elm' by Sylvia Plath and the nonsense poem, "Jabbawocky" by Lewis Carroll, meaning is disc ... onsense poem, "Jabbawocky" by Lewis Carroll, meaning is discovered by the poet's choice of diction, the imagery throughout the poem, the metaphors and their meanings and other poetic devices. Even the ... e metaphors and their meanings and other poetic devices. Even the authors' background can influence the poem. These elements all contribute in creating a deeper understanding of the events occurring w ...

(9 pages) 17 0 1.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

1.Find THE AMOUNT OF REDUCING SUGARS AND STARCH IN YELLOE AND GREEN BANANAS by Using the Benedict's test nad Iodine test. Why the Benedict's solution should be used in excess.

Tiltle: What was happened to the bananas? Objective: To compare the amount of reducing sugars and starch in yellow and green ban ... h in yellow and green bananas. Introduction: Bananas are green in colour and taste flat but after they are harvested and stored for some days, they will turn yellow from green and become sweet. Hyp ... eet. Hypothesis: The green banana tasted plain because it contained large amount of starch, while the yellow banana tasted sweet since it contained large amount of reducing sugars. Biological princ ...

(4 pages) 13529 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Two of the Same Person

Sylvia Plath’s, The Bell Jar, and Henrik Ibsen’s, A Doll’s House, portray two women who try to live their ... and Henrik Ibsen’s, A Doll’s House, portray two women who try to live their lives within their respective time periods of the 1950’s and the 1870’s. Esther Greenwood and Nora Helm ... of the 1950’s and the 1870’s. Esther Greenwood and Nora Helmer both use their bodies and their sexuality to their advantage. Esther is depicted as an independent woman, yet breaks down as s ...

(3 pages) 870 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American