The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

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The Bell Jar by: Sylvia Plath Depression is a serious topic throughout the world, especially in America. Depression can result in someone feeling completely alone. There is no direct cause for depression in adolescents, but it can be brought on by the maturing process, stress from failure in some sort, a traumatic or disturbing event such as death, or even a break up. Sure, everyone has an off day here and there, where they feel like they shouldn’t even bother getting out bed in the morning, but to feel this way day in and day out is something most don’t experience. The Bell Jar is a very accurate and helpful tool to see what deep depression is like for someone, their thought process, and the actions they feel obligated to take when they feel like their world has to end. The content of The Bell Jar is quite mature and is written with such elevated language it might seem impossible for any teen or young adult to really get into the book, but it’s actually just as relatable because everyone has experienced sadness, loneliness, or apathy sometime in their life. It’s just a part of life, and human nature.

The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiography by Sylvia Plath, written in the 1960s. The novel is often regarded as a parallel between the protagonist’s descent into mental illness and Plath’s experiences. The story is set in 1953 and is about Esther Greenwood’s depression through her coming of age. Instead of progressing into adulthood, she regresses into madness and loneliness.…

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