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showed a deeper preference into her personal life. Sylvia describes that she feels lost and incomplete without a man (Wagner 44). While at college, Sylvia Plath attended a party with over 100 writers. Sylvia was not liked by most of the writing peers at the party. However, she did meet one old man named Myers, and he was very surprised when she started reciting his poems. The same night, Sylvia met her soon to be husband, Ted Hughes. She wrote about how he approached her, kissing and biting her neck. Not long after, Sylvia wrote her mother and talked about how Ted was large and a brilliant writer. Four months went by, and Ted and Sylvia becamemarried. Together, they became the most influential writers in the mid 20th century (Howe 54). Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were married for roughly six years (Benfey 44). During their marriage, Sylvia and Ted Hughes packed up and moved to Boston. Sylvia continued to write her own books while her husband won awards for his poetry. After the birth of their first daughter in April, Sylvia published “The Colossus” a collection of poetry (McGill 1+). Towards the end of their marriage, they decided to become separated. Ted had been caught up in an affair with Assia Wevill, a translator and advertising copywriter. Even though Ted was not good at marriage, he was known as one of the greatest of the post World War II poets in England. Ted and Sylvia really proved that it was hard to juggle the poetry life and the life of their relationship. Friends ofSylvia and Ted mentions that their relationship was full of drama (Benfey 44). One of Sylvia Plath’s famous works is named The Bell Jar (Wolitzer 64). This book described how she endured a nervous breakdown while attending college (“Sylvia Plath” 1).
Kelly 3Plath wrote many famous novels, poems, and articles, but The Bell Jaris the only work that really captures her personal mental illness and struggles (Wolitzer 64). Some of Sylvia’s poems, “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus”, revealed how she was treated by Ted (Benfey 44). Sylvia Plath overcame a lot of personal circumstances. During this time, she wrote a lot of poems. Hinkle explains, “The Colossus, 1960 (poems); Uncollected Poems. 1965; Ariel, 1965 (poems); Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices, 1968 (radio play); Fiesta Melons, 1971 (poems, with eleven drawings by Sylvia Plath)”. With that being said, she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for her works. While she was away at school, she wrote her brother, Warren, and her mother letters