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

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Part Three: Chapters III, IV and V Summary and Analysis

In chapter three, Malcolm wrote a letter to Jacqueline Rose about an incident between them but did not send it. The unsent letter is often an important element in writing a biography. It provides the true feelings of a person at a specific time. There were letters from Mrs. Plath to Ted that were never sent but yet were relevant in the overall story. Rose conducted herself well in the interview, never losing sight of the meeting as a professional exchange, despite the niceties of good food and tea.

Rose wrote her book after Stevenson and Wagner-Martin had written theirs. She only dealt with Olwyn when needing permission to quote entire poems. All cooperation ended when Ted was sent to manuscript of The Haunting of Sylvia Plath. In her...

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