The Bell Jar CHARACTER ANALYSIS By Sylvia Plath

Summary: By way of the character of Esther in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, this essay investigates the wrestle of middle-class white girls coming of age in 1950s America to achieve customized identities. Esther Greenwood’s wrestle to know herself, to be self-motivated, to turn out to be a writer as she has at all times dreamed is successfully offered via Plath’s comparatively fragmented construction. So really the factor to do, the Underground Man says, is…nothing. Esther’s Mom Mrs. Esther’s boyfriend for an excellent a part of the story. The second half of the story has a very different plot: it particulars Esther’s descent into and escape from madness.

I used to be uplifted to discover a shared expertise; angered at Esther’s responses-and at the fact that they seemed reasonable to me; scared on the uncertainty I felt about myself and my very own psychological state by the tip of the ebook; and deeply protective-of Esther, of Sylvia Plath, and of every different reader who shared my expertise. The story relies on Plath’s personal experiences following the character Esther Greenwood who’s an aspiring author, who is uncertain in her place on this planet.

Instructed from Esther’s point-of-view, The Bell Jar is saturated along with her cynicism towards the hypocrisy, sexism, and conventionalism of American society. Sylvia Plath and the primary character in The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood, shared many commonalties. The pervasive image Continue reading “”