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At the funeral of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton said in a eulogy that she and Plath had " talked death with burned-up intensity, both of us drawn to it like moths to an electric light bulb." Ever since the 1700's, suicide has been thought of, in some circles, a romantic way to die ( i.e. Romeo and Juliet). Some individuals also think that to take your own life will add to your artistic reputation.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Weather suggested that suicide is accepted from those with artistic temperament because artists are supposedly more prone to drug use, isolation, suicide, etc... Every trip to the triumphant high points of Sylvia Plath's life was followed by a long stay in the bowels of Hell. Hell for Sylvia Plath was her own fantasy playground that was demolished at a young and tender age. Maybe if her gift were better known when she was alive, her life would have been more fulfilling, but at least she is now at peace. Works Cited Hughes, Ted, and Fredrick McCullough. The Journals Of Sylvia Plath. London: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Butscher, Edward. Sylvia Plath : Method and Madness. New York: The Seabury Press, 1976. " The Bell Jar ". Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Electronic Publishing, 1995. " Suicide ". Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Electronic Publishing, 1995. Gilson, William. Sylvia Plath Bio.
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