The Bell Jar - Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7

Esther meets Constantin. He is shorter than she is, but she finds him handsome. They get along well together and spend time talking badly about Mrs. Willard. Esther is happier with Constantin than she has been since she was nine years old, the age when her father died. It had never occurred to her before that she was only truly happy up until the age of nine. Esther goes with Constantin to the UN where she watches the interpreters work. As she sits between Constantin and a Russian interpreter, she thinks about all of the things she cannot do. She could not cook like her grandmother or mother and she did not know shorthand. Her mother told her she needed to learn it in order to get a good job after college. She continued to list in her mind the things...

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