The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | 34 Classic Books That Won't Actually Bore You

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | 34 Classic Books That Won't Actually Bore You

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Silvia Plath explains what it's like to experience the overwhelming possibilities & opportunities in life, only to feel stuck & unable to choose which direction to take in life. The MORAL= Never be afraid to go after what you want. You can ALWAYS change your mind or start over, but avoiding making a decision will leave you watching all of life's opportunities wither away before your eyes...

Silvia Plath explains what it's like to experience the overwhelming possibilities & opportunities in life, only to feel stuck & unable to choose which direction to take in life. The MORAL= Never be afraid to go after what you want. You can ALWAYS change your mind or start over, but avoiding making a decision will leave you watching all of life's opportunities wither away before your eyes...

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The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962: Transcripts from the Original Manuscripts at Smith College

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962: Transcripts from the Original Manuscripts at Smith College

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Sylvia Plath ~  unrequited love: everything I could never say she spilled out in words I couldn't even fathom due to incoherent emotional babbling in my head. But it totally makes sense right at this moment.

Sylvia Plath ~ unrequited love: everything I could never say she spilled out in words I couldn't even fathom due to incoherent emotional babbling in my head. But it totally makes sense right at this moment.

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This explains why I write.  I can give characters things and experiences I will probably never have but I can live through them and that makes me happy with the life I have and not be disappointed or discontented in how God has blessed me.

This explains why I write. I can give characters things and experiences I will probably never have but I can live through them and that makes me happy with the life I have and not be disappointed or discontented in how God has blessed me.

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Sylvia Plath Reads Lady Lazarus  I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it—  A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot  A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen.  Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?—

Sylvia Plath Reads Lady Lazarus I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it— A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?—

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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)

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)

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Sylvia Plath, "The Bell Jar," 1978 | The 22 Most Iconic Book Covers Of All Time

Sylvia Plath, "The Bell Jar," 1978 | The 22 Most Iconic Book Covers Of All Time

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