The Bell Jar - Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9

Esther makes small talk with Hilda, one of the girls at the hotel. She asks Hilda isn’t it awful about the Rosenburgs. They were to be electrocuted that night. Hilda believes they deserve to die.

The girls are having their pictures taken for the magazine. The idea is to be pictured with something that says what you want to do with your life. Esther does not know what to say. Jay Cee says she wants to be everything. Esther says she wants to be a poet. Sitting for the picture, Esther begins to cry. Once she starts she cannot stop. She is left alone in the room for privacy.

Jay Cee comes back with an armload of manuscripts for Esther to read. Esther thinks of how nice it would be if one day her own manuscript made its way across...

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