The Bell Jar Essay | Plath's Gender

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Plath's Gender

Summary: Plath's lack of gender in The Bell Jar
As with any novel written, there are as many interpretations of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath as there are critics who review its theme. Many have said that it is the classic rebellion novel for young females. Others point out its ties to breaking out of the traditional female mold. Like many of these readers, I have found a different theme by which I read the book. My ideas are similar to, but run off-course from some of the previous themes discussed. I read The Bell Jar as being a novel expressing a blending of the sexes shown through a girl. I believe the problem is not that Esther is becoming a female rebel; I think she has no feelings about being a girl. She is not just unhappy about following her mother's life; she is "genderless" in a world that is dominated by gender stereotypes.

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