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  • 1. SYLVIA PLATH Lydia Stratton
  • 2. CHOOSING A WRITER
    • Interest from favorite works:
      • The Virgin Suicides
      • White Oleander
    • Subject Interests:
      • Women and Society
      • Mental Disorders
    • Previous biographical exposure to Plath.
  • 3. PLATH’S EARLY LIFE
    • Born: 1932 in Mass.
    • 1940: Father’s Death
    • Age 17: controlled writing
    • August 1950: Seventeen Magazine
    • 1950: Smith College
  • 4. PLATH’S BELL JAR & COLLEGE YEARS
    • Smith Review: Editorial Board
    • Contest and Prizes
    • Mademoiselle: Guest Editor
    • Electroshock, Psychotherapy, Hospitalization, Suicide Attempt
  • 5. PLATH’S MARRIED LIFE & DEATH
    • Cambridge
    • 1956: Ted Hughes
    • 1958: Rejection from Fellowship
    • Frieda and Nicholas
    • 1962: Separation
    • Jan 1963: The Bell Jar
    • February 11 th , 1963: Suicide
  • 6. THE BELL JAR OVERVIEW
    • Semi-Autobiographical
    • Early 1950’s
    • Narrator: Esther Greenwood
    • Intern in New York City
    • Disinterest in “Glamorous” lifestyles
    • Rejection from writing course
    • Life Crisis
  • 7. THE BELL JAR OVERVIEW CONT.
    • Psychiatrist
    • Hospitalized: Electroshock Therapy
    • Trapped under Bell Jar
    • Attempts Suicide
    • Female Psychiatrist
    • Lifting of the Bell Jar
  • 8. THEMES OF THE BELL JAR
    • Restricted Roles of Women
    • Mental Illness
  • 9. WOMEN AND RESTRICTED ROLES
    • Career Vs. Home
    • “ M.R.S.” Degree
    • Virginity and Promiscuity
    • Society Rejection
  • 10. MENTAL ILLNESS
    • Viewed with Fear
    • Help in Doses
    • Support
  • 11. THANK YOU… Lydia Stratton