Historical Event: At the age of eight, Plath's father died due to his late diagnosis of diabetes. The death if her father is reflected in her works, most prevalent throughout "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "Daddy," and "Colossus." Plath did not attend the funeral, she visited the grave 19 years after his death. (https://letterpile.com/writing/Sylvia-Plath-Her-Life-and-Importance-to-American-LIterature-and-History)
Sylvia Plath was famous for her poetry. Much of it however dealt with her need to express her depression. In her famous poem called Daddy, we learned of her expression of strong hatred towards her father. She used symbolism through the Nazi's and explained her thoughts and actions towards suicide. She had little children when she her final attempt for suicide had ended her life.