Sylvia Plath Writing Styles in The Bell Jar

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Point of View

The point of view of the novel is first person. The reader is able to see everything through the eyes of Esther Greenwood. This gives the reader a perfect view of how she sees everything around her and allows them to travel with her as she descends into insanity. Esther is a college student who feels the pressure of always succeeding and wonders if she will find success after college. This leads her to have a nervous breakdown.

The story is told through exposition and dialogue. The reader sees how Esther views her life and the people around her. It allows the reader to form a special bond with Esther and see how she goes from being an average college student to a resident of an asylum. The journey through Esther’s mind is a spellbinding ride that leaves the reader breathless.

Language and Meaning

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