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The Bell Jar Research Paper

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Sylvia Plath was a woman whose accomplishments as an outstanding poet and writer, are accentuated by the times that suppressed her growth and development. Plath combined her own morals and her own personal experiences into the autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar. The story of The Bell Jar directly mirrors the events that took place in Plath’s life. “Plath writes her own ambivalence about the place of women in the 1950s, alluded to above, into the character of Esther who operated at an intense level of anxiety throughout the novel - - an anxiety which leads her to her mental breakdown and suicide attempt” (Smith, 2010, para.7). Plath and Esther both conquered culturally and socially established traits that women should possess. Plath and

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