After Plaths first suicide attempt and her admittance into a local psych ward

After plaths first suicide attempt and her admittance

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After Plath’s first suicide attempt and her admittance into a local psych ward, she returned to college in the spring of 1954. While finishing up her schooling at Cambridge University in London, England, she meets her husband, Ted Hughes who was also a poet. Sylvia and Ted were a passionate couple that were both strongly influenced each other's writing. During this time, Plath was still lingering on the brink of severe depression, although she again seemed stable to everyone around her, including her husband. (Krook 49) At this time, Sylvia Plath and her husband moved back to England where their first child, Frieda Plath, was born. While Plath and her family were living in England, Plath’s The Colossus, and Other Poems was published. Shortly thereafter, newly wed Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath’s next child, Nicholas, was born. At the time of Nicholas’ birth, Plath was well into her writing in The Bell Jar. (Materer 24) Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath separated in the fall of 1962. Shortly thereafter, Sylvia and her two young children moved into a drafty and rather bleak apartment in which she began a new life as a single mother (Satterfield 28). Plath published her first and only complete novel, The
Gilliam 5 Bell Jar in January of 1963 with less than satisfactory critical analyses of her novel from critics all around the world. (McCann 8) After this, Plath continued furiously writing poems showing her bland emotion towards life in general. Plath describes poetry as “blood jet” in one of her poems, Kindnessand she explains her work as being endless, “there’s no stopping it”. Only a month after The Bell Jar was published, Plath attempts suicide for the second and final time. She shoved a towel underneath the door of her kitchen to prevent harmful gases from entering the children’s rooms next to it, and turned on her gas oven. Sylvia Plath was only thirty years old when she successfully committed suicide, leaving her agonizingly painful autobiographical poems to be published thereafter (McCann 13). The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a fairly new novel in the world of classic novels. The novel is set in a post World War II setting (1950’s) where the economy in large cities like New York City is booming. Esther Greenwood, the main character in The Bell Jar, wins a position an internship in New York City on behalf of a large magazine company. During this time, Esther realized that she experiences life much more differently than her peers. Throughout her internship, Esther finds herself being constantly reminded that these years should be the time of her life. Soon after arriving, Esther meets her best friend, Doreen, at the hotel in which she stays at, the glorious Amazon Hotel. Esther and Doreen, along with the twelve other girls in her internship class attend high fashion parties, luncheons, and other organized events every night of the week. Throughout these events, Esther begins to lose motivation for basic events and situations in her life.
Gilliam 6 As the book continues, Esther clearly sinks into severe depression. After her internship ends, Esther returns to her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout her life, Esther

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