These references to the holocaust are her way to demonstrate how she imposes, like the Nazis, her will to commit suicide on her body, which withers beneath her willpower, like the Jews. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27th, 1932 of two parents in a middleclass household in Boston. Conclusion Notice that by the poem's final line, the repeated question, 'Will you marry it, marry it, marry it', although still seemingly phrased as a question, no longer has a question mark at the end. In addition to writing poems she wrote one autobiographic novel 'The Bell Jar'. Sharded in black, like beetles, Frail as antique earthenwear One breath might shiver to bits, The old women creep out here To sun on the rocks or prop Themselves up against the wall Whose stones keep a little heat.
Tormented by both the death of her father and the feeling that she simply does not fit into the culturally acceptable role of womanhood, she attempts to commit suicide in the hopes of escape. Now her old and wrinkled face emerges. I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. For example your old bicycle that has sat in the back yard for years would most likely have rust on it. These issues cause Esther and Sylvia to become depressed throughout their journey to try and find out who they really are.
They are usually seen in things that are old, worn out or unused. There are a few points for improvement: 1 The structure of the poem needed more attention. Her will to live is so strong that Death is forced to leave her indomitable spirit behind. Bean green is a dirty green colour, suggesting the statue her father taints the purity of the blue sea it is travelling through wherever her father travelled, he tainted the purity of it for her. Its main character goes through various difficulties under the restricted responsibilities available for the women of her time and the inferiority of women to men; thus, the story is a protest at the expectations that women are obliged to comply with so as to be regarded normal and victorious in the male-dominated society. Each rabbit-eared Blue shrub behind the glass Exhales an indigo nimbus, A sort of cellophane balloon. Introduction Dealing with old age and loneliness can be both complicated and perplexing.
Flesh, bone, there is nothing there— A cake of soap, A wedding ring, A gold filling. Aunt Tildy is filled with wrath when she discovers what Death has done. Esther feels she is a prisoner to domestic duties and she fears the loss of her inner self. Let her die there, or wither incessantly for the next fifty years, Nodding and rocking and fingering her thin hair. The ladies that live there sit day after day with no visitors knitting in the sun. However, Joan committed suicide a few days later.
This cry of unadulterated joy is unique both in the poem and in Plath's oeuvre overall. Plath attempts to exorcise the oppressive male figures that haunted her life served as one of the fundamental themes in her poetry. I have looked at it so long I think it is part of my heart. I lose sight of you on your blind journey, While the heath grass glitters and the spindling rivulets Unpool and spend themselves. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. In many ways, her use of imagery like this makes the male figure of her father a larger expression of the paternalistic forces in society. She is most famous for her poetry and her novel.
Her stay at the private institution is funded by her benefactress, Philomena Guinea. During this time she wrote most of her popular poems and wrote several volumes. A garden is pleasant, cultivated and calm. In spite of having a dreamy boyfriend, an excellent academic performance, and a comfortable job as an intern, Esther is terribly unhappy with her life and she feels that the community is grooming her for a docile life in future. Calm and uninterested Murder in the Dark Analysis The poem's unnamed speaker describes the bleak and dismal life of a retirement home's inhabitants. Upon further reading, it seems that the role being applied for is that of a wife-and that the applicant is not being offered any chance to speak for herself; it is more as if this role is being sold to her or told to her, as if she has little choice in the matter-or perhaps the speaker of the poem is meant to be a version of the applicant herself, in a snide attempt to talk herself into acquiescing to a role that does not suit her.
The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical novel having names of places and individuals altered and it tells six months in the life of its central character, Esther Greenwood, an over-achieving college student from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. The metaphors may be unsettling, but they are extremely effective and profound. The final stanza references the cycle of a Phoenix, who burns when it dies but is reborn, to fight against those who imprisoned her. The existence of a crowd accomplishes several purposes.
At a very young age, she demonstrated great literary talent and a hardworking attitude, publishing her first poem at the age of eight and maintaining a straight A record throughout all of her studies. It has also been known to have caused the poet to hate her father for the pain his death inflicted on her. The poem is structured in 3, 7-line stanzas with 7 syllables in each line. The poem almost makes me want to stop by a retirement home just to make the lives of those people better by changing their routine and seeing a new face. It is pink, with speckles.