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please make sure you have a properly formatted works cited page.Essay Questions:Controlled Synthesis

1. Discuss Esther's character throughout Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar. Discuss her

evolution throughout the text and her growth or lack of it. Is she an effective

narrator?


2. How do Esther's relationships throughout the novel affect her?


Compare and Contrast


1. In Emily Dickinson's "The Soul Has Bandaged Moments", Charlotte Perkins

Gil-man's The Yellow Wallpaper and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, the narrators

struggle with their mental health. Compare the narrators and their respective

journeys in these three works.


2. Compare ideas of death in Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"

and John Donne's "Death, Be Not Proud."


3. There is a prevalent theme of violence Shirley Jackson's The Lottery and Sylvia

Plath's The Bell Jar. Both stories can be almost traumatic in their content. Compare

the violence in these stories in relation to a greater American social context.

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