Everything you need to understand or teach The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is the story of a young college student who struggles with college life and her successes. It leads her to have a nervous breakdown. The novel is a journey through the mind of Esther Greenwood and her slow descent into madness. It is an intriguing look at how the mind works or in Esther case turns against her.
Esther is a college student who has had much success in her young life. She has achieved many awards and at the beginning of the novel is in New York City for a month having won an internship at a fashion magazine. She and ten other girls work on the magazine and attend parties and events around town. Esther is excited about being in the city and is anxious to explore every inch.
At the end of her trip, Esther is assaulted by a...
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