The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes - Part Two: Chapters IV, V and VI Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Chapters IV, V and VI Summary and Analysis

In chapter four, Anne continued to be very candid when Malcolm visited her in her home. She hadn't been able to interview Alvarez or Ted because Olwyn basically disallowed it. Perhaps, Anne mused, Ted was in more control than it appeared and Olwyn was playing bad cop to his good cop. Anne was fairly certain that Ted had only been unfaithful with Assia Wevill, but that Sylvia had reason to be jealous since women were throwing themselves at Ted. Tragically, Assia, who had one child with Ted, emulated Sylvia's death by gassing herself in 1969. Ted asked that Anne keep Assia's story out of Bitter Fame and she complied. Ted went through ten years of hell after Sylvia's death. Anne didn't want to add to his misery by drudging up...

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