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Mental Illness And Social Behavior In The Bell Jar

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First, let me start off by saying I loved what this book tries to shed light on. Mental Illness and Social Behavior. This book could be a trigger for those who deal with suicidal tendencies. Reading The Bell Jar, I felt the pathos that was heavily inlaid into the story of this semi-autobiographical novel and it melted my heart.

My initial thought as I started to read was of annoyance with the inner monologue of Esther Greenwood (Protagonist). It starts off talking about fashion and gossip of girls whom she encounters throughout the story. Showing her mild disgust with everyone she crosses it seems. Which, honestly, starts me off disliking the main character. Shortly into the story she’s invited out to a bar and is hooked up with a guy who
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