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This scattering of forces was based, perhaps foremost, in Plath's insecurity and also perhaps in a  certain kind of romantic egotism. Sylvia could do anything, yet she never felt worthy of one, single,  solid position in life. This inability to be really connected to outside roles, or groups, is clearly seen in her relationship with  her family and friends, and also in the scenes set in the mental institution in  The Bell Jar.  We wonder  how Plath really did deal with her marriage to Ted Hughes, despite all the letters to her mother  describing how well things were going; for many years, clearly Plath did not accept her life  wholeheartedly, nor did she thoroughly reject it either. When Esther is to have her picture taken for  the  Ladies' Day  "summer splash," Esther hides in the bathroom because she feels like crying. She  finds her modeling role distasteful, but she doesn't say "no" either. This kind of neurosis that afflicts especially the young (male and female) has been described by 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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