The Bell Jar | Critical Essay by Sylvia Robinson Corrigan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Bell Jar.
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Critical Essay by Sylvia Robinson Corrigan

[The sarcasm and sharp wit Plath] shows boyfriends in Bell-Jar is a timid complement to the furious tantrums she displays to the men in the poems of Ariel. The feelings of the personae, the women in the poems, are often so complex that it is difficult to glean any evidence of a truly feminist bent. She is feminist in the sense that she perceives inequities and expresses them excruciatingly well; but there is no prescription for positive thinking or acting, as I take it. (p. 18)

Whether the poet was concerned with larger social or political issues is doubtful, but one thing is sure: many aspects of the traditional female experience are portrayed [in "Daddy"] angrily. Two bitter portraits of women are drawn above, the martyred Jew and the lover of a fascist. I cannot help thinking that any...

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