November 16, 2008

Review of: The Bell Jar

Author: Sylvia Plath
ISBN: 0060930187
Pages: 244
Genre(s): women's fiction, realistic fiction, coming of age, autobiographical fiction
Grade: A
Start Date: 11-11-08
End Date: 11-15-08
Challenge(s): genre - realistic

I put off reading The Bell Jar for over a year. I hadn't read it in high school and I thought that it was going to be filled with words and concepts that were over my head. I was wrong!

I will be looking at the SparkNotes and GradeSaver sites to delve deeper into the most (to me) obscure refferences and such, but I did get something out of reading The Bell Jar. One major thing that hit me towards the end of The Bell Jar is that women were considered 'mentally ill' if they were lesbians. The novel is semi-autobiographical.

There were times that I just felt so bad for Esther. There were other times that I just wanted to slap some sense into her. Overall though, I just got sucked in to Esther's world. I kept hoping that the narrative wasn't going to turn out to be similar to The Lovely Bones.

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