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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.
Gilliam 15 The novel The Bell Jarby Sylvia Plath illustrates the oppression that women faced in the late 1950s and how they were expected. Through the unique writing style that Plath used, it can be concluded that Plath herself felt very strongly on this situation. Because The Bell Jarcan be considered a novel written on an auto-biographical note, it can become evident that Plath felt the oppression that her main character in The Bell Jar felt. The Bell Jaris a classic novel and a literary masterpiece and it displayed an oppressed and confusing time of author Sylvia Plath’s own life. Plath wrote with blatant honesty, even for the most dull parts of life. Because the novel displayed depression and social anxiety in a different way, the novel itself posed a unique question to medical and psychological treatments for psychiatric patients as well as the everyday lives of women. Plath used elements of modern literature to convey the seriousness of her characters depression and many vivid feelings she (the character) feels. Plath uses symbolism to show the relevance of these issues to the typical person’s life. She also uses metaphors and vivid imagery to stress the importance of the character’s feelings in the novel. Plath’s own experiences with severe depression and anxiety helped her to create a literary masterpiece we now call a modern classic novel.

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