Essays Tagged: "Esther"

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 lived a sheltered life. Her father died ... Her father died while she was still young and her mother tried to protect 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 ... ex kitten who always knows how to get her man;(Perloff ,CLC Vol. 62 p.392). Doreen was the girl who Esther wanted to be deep inside, yet she could not because she had to be a good girl. Betsy, who is ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.6 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 first set in New York, in a hotel for women with the ficti ... ck treatment in Walton, Massachusetts. Then she spends a short time in a city psychiatric hospital. Esther then is moved to a private hospital in New England.Esther Greenwood is a nineteen year old wr ... eenwood is a nineteen year old writer who has yet to receive serious encouragement for her writing. Esther is a woman of great talent who has many painful issues to deal with before she can continue w ...

(3 pages) 74 0 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

rts with the setting in New York as the main character is pondering theexecution of the Rosenbergs. Esther the main character is in New York because ofcontest held by a fashion magazine. While in New ... e had planed to finish college and become a poet or English professor, but now she had no idea.When Esther returned home she became very depressed. She wanted to disregard the whole New York experienc ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.0 Feb/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This is a book report on the Bell Jar. It describes the characters, plot, and other stuff.

from the book, and an evaluation of the book.The Bell Jar is during a six-month period in the life Esther Greenwood. The year is 1953. It is first set in New York, in a hotel for women with the ficti ... ck treatment in Walton, Massachusetts. Then she spends a short time in a city psychiatric hospital. Esther then is moved to a private hospital in New England.Esther Greenwood is a nineteen year old wr ...

(3 pages) 96 2 3.2 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

e 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 intern ... rs and miserable noises that had been prowling around in me all morning burst into the room" (102). Esther describes her first of many breakdowns, which occurs when she and the other girls are in the ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Books

exciting, but only one of them is unforgettable. It is the true story of a young Jewish girl named Esther Rudomin, and her family living in Siberia. This book is entitled 'The Endless Steppe', writte ... ngth of family sustains them and gives them hope for the future. As the days stretched into months, Esther and her family became accustomed to the harshness of their new lives. Their priorities change ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Bell Jar" and Esther's Depression

In "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath the main character, Esther Greenwood, sinks into depression during the summer after her third year of college. There are ... after her third year of college. There are many factors and components that cause this to happen to Esther. The social restrictions placed upon women of her time, her own insecurities over her identit ... with her inner confusion and feelings of helplessness causing her dilemma to depress her even more.Esther is a young, sensitive and intelligent woman who feels oppressed by the obvious social restric ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Feminist Critique of The Bell Jar

ll this negative attention just because they choose to be themselves, no matter what they are like. Esther Greenwood is one of these people; she is a truly authentic individual. Authentic characters b ... ed critical consciousness, as opposed to a mass-produced or stereotypical identity." (Donovan, 215) Esther Greenwood in Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar is by no definition a stereotype. She is "bril ...

(6 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Identity in the Bell Jar

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 of individuality. ... the pressure she feels regarding her future. Undoubtedly these emotional burdens result not only in Esther's social and intellectual isolation, but also her impending mental breakdown. Clearly, Esther ...

(6 pages) 62 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mary Barton: a tale of Manchester life

ed his face.'Gaskell shows Barton and Wilson discussing the disappearance of Barton's sister in law Esther. Esther had run away to become a lady and nobody knew where she has gone, through the charact ... Esther had run away to become a lady and nobody knew where she has gone, through the characters of Esther and Mr Carson Gaskell explores her theme of forgiveness. Esther later in the novel becomes a ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther- contradictions and inconsistencies in scripture.

ith them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair. What a sore loser!ESTHEREvidence shows that the author had adapted Babylonian mythology into a supposedly historical t ... s a kind of sexual Olympics participated by fair young virgins in order to choose a new Queen which Esther wins. Here the author, who is writing at least 3½ centuries after these imaginary even ...

(5 pages) 32 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Bleak House" Synopsis

The narrator for more than half the book, Esther Summerson, is an orphan left in the care of her guardian, John Jarndyce. She later discovers ... uture life of the child.Herold Skimpole betrays his daughter, Jo, for a bribe. Skimpole explains to Esther that, "'You know I don't pretend to be responsible. I never could do it. Responsibility is a ... attention given, the parents insure their children's lives to be deprived and damaged.Characters1. Esther Summerson is an illegitimate orphan, and the protagonist of the story. Having endured a hard ...

(3 pages) 20 0 2.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

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 York City. A straight "A ... nwood, 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, an ... l'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 of success and love take a toll on Esther's healt ...

(3 pages) 326 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Bell Jar Summary

aced difficult decisions about their lives and their families.I presume a person feels sympathy for Esther because her mind set is usually death-orientated. Her father died when she was nine years old ... sually death-orientated. Her father died when she was nine years old. Her mother convincingly makes Esther a nervous wreck. Her mother seemingly pushed Esther to make decisions. Such as, taking Ester ...

(3 pages) 754 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Catcher And The Bell Jar - Two Coming Of Age Novels

en kicked out of school and is trying to decide what he wants to do with his life. In The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood tries to kill herself and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her lif ... fficult situations and are dealing with them. Throughout both novels it can be seen that Holden and Esther are becoming better able to deal with their situations. While both novels deal with coming of ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Immigration and Nationality

Esther came to the UK in 2002 and claimed asylum. Her asylum claim was turned down but she remained ... ek, a British national. They began living together and in 2005, their son, Matthew, was born.Advise Esther as to whether she may have a claim to remain in the UK under the Human Rights Act.Esther is a ... learance. Lawful guidance is required in this situation.However it is necessary to consider how the Esther's rights and her difficult situation can change with the help of Human Rights Act.According t ...

(4 pages) 57 1 3.8 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Develop A Workplace Learning Environment

igned to make living easier" (Peace and Holland (2001) in unit 6, p.22).UK casesA Disability ExampleEsther, (AC 2, side 1) is an example of an individual who has experienced a disabling environment an ... vironment more enabling. Having been in hospital for three years suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Esther desperately wanted to go home.Although she went home on occasional visits, she reports that i ...

(18 pages) 138 1 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

The Bell Jar

Examine the various reasons for Esther's suicide attempts in The bell Jar.One of the main reasons why Esther tried to commit suicide ... d the doctor to react negatively to her comment.Throughout the novel, her mother has contributed to Esther's problems. From Esther's point of view, consequences of her mother's actions have lead to fu ... quences of her mother's actions have lead to further problems for her. It was her mother who denied Esther the right to go to her father's funeral: 'My mother hadn't let us come to his funeral because ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Bell Jar

is 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 ... is always there above her, and sometimes it will descend, suffocating her.One main contribution to Esther's downfall was the lack of support and understanding of her intellectual and artistic ambitio ...

(3 pages) 519 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

The Horrors of Slavery: Frederick Douglas, My Bondage and My Freedom

apter V, Douglas writes about an account he witnessed between a young woman slave and "Old Master":"Esther's wrists were firmly tied, and the twisted rope was fastened to a strong staple in a heavy wo ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History