Analysis Of Mary Hughes 's Poem ' Lady Lazarus Plath '
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appear to remind her inner wounds of life. Frequently they seem to terrorize her with their openings; They (Tulips) are opening like the mouth of some great African cat..15.
In her poem Lady Lazarus Plath confirms her strong faith in rebirth and resurrection: Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and I eat men like air16. It further makes obvious her repulsion on men. She believes that Suicide, Death and Resurrection may fetch her eternal happiness. That is why, it seems, she loves death. She further has strong conviction in resurrection to slay all men-traitors in the world. She suggestively shows her bitterness on her husband for his desertion from her life. Naturally all men and women have the sense of repugnance to their mates while facing desertion. Divorce is very common in the West but Plath could not digest Ted Hughes’ separation and his loveless life with her. Women folks expect true love from men. When they find the love of man is only corporeal and fake, they turn brutal and commit suicide or choose to kill their husbands at least in next birth.
While modern American confessional poets like Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are pondering over death and revenge, Kamala Das is pursuing her deep search for soulful love in the poem Composition: By peeling of my layers I reach closer to the soul…17. M.K.Naik calls her a Confessional Poet and compares her with Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. But he comments that her poetry is a sex dominated one which is