Research Paper On The Bell Jar Plath

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The Bell Jar, Written by the Author Sylvia Plath takes place in 1940’s and 1950’s, and brings up the topic of male oppression and the absence of feminism, and the toll it can take on women, specifically the main character Esther. The novel also embarks upon the topic of mental illness, and electrical shock therapy, during this era, and how it affected the character of Esther. What is interesting is that the novel had numerous parallels to the life of its author, which she portrayed through the character of Esther. Like Plath, Esther lost her father at a young age, they both were intelligent where they worked at an internship at a women’s magazine in New York, both were effected by a mail dominated society, and also both suffered from mental
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