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StrattonLWSP

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

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