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Essay | The Bell Jar: A Woman's Struggle with Identity

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of The Bell Jar.
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The Bell Jar: A Woman's Struggle with Identity

Summary: Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" explores a young woman in the 1950's deciding on a future, and her downward spiral into madness, attempted suicide, and recovery.
Individuality is something all young people will struggle with at sometime or another.  The 1950s was an era of repressed feminism and social confusion about the role of the woman.  In Sylvia Plath's first novel The Bell Jar, the female protagonist Esther Greenwood is face with many choices complying with her future, and consequently, the path for the rest of her life.  Indecision at a critical time in her young life forces her into a downward spiral of mental health. Esther's insecurity over her identity causes her to look to the personalities of the woman in her life, but her inability to adapt to anyone's personality led her to a stalemate in life.  We will see that Esther idolizes the personalities of women that impacts her life such as Jay Cee, the girls Esther meets in New York...

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