Philomena Guinea, who we learn was once admitted to a mental hospital, funds her admittance in a private institution out of generosity is also left out, leaving a chunk of allotted time between Esther’s breakdown, suicide and waking up from it all. With the film lasting almost two hours, certain scenes were probably left out due to time. The film was described as “disturbing” and “confusing” by many but essentially displayed the book, The Bell Jar, very well. (Maslin 8-13) The ending of The Bell Jarpaints a mysterious picture where the reader is not supplied with a “happily ever after” ending or a very informative one. The ending of the novel has been critiqued by many scholars, but the ending is never clear in itself (Smith 4). At the beginning of the novel (chapter 10 page 3), we learn that Esther is narrating this novel in the future and that she has a child, which were two things that remain unclear still, how she had the child and in what circumstances and how she escaped the hindering walls of the bell jar or if she even truly did. Sylvia Plath, a middle aged women, as a wife and a mother wrote and published what is thought to be an extraordinary novel with intense language and heavy metaphors that we now see as a classic novel of the 1970’s. The novel discussed touchy subjects such as anxiety, pressure, depression and rebellion and at the time seemed a form of iconoclasticism towards the standards of modern America. This novel posed a question towards the traditions of America and displayed the brilliance of Sylvia Plath.