Thursday, 30 April 2015

Book Review: The Bell Jar

By: Sarah Asselin
The Bell Jar, written by Sylvia Plath, is set in the life of Esther Greenwood - a brilliant college student struggling to discover the key between satisfaction and happiness. Beginning as an intern in New York City, Esther is constantly faced with the challenge of whether happiness will come in either the domestic or successful life. As Esther continues to question the purpose of her own life, she is faced with deeper thoughts that continue to plague her until her own mentality is at stake.

Sylvia Plath’s classic tale has the ability to draw in readers with her realistic characters and intense writing. Reading The Bell Jar not only provides a harrowing insight into the darker parts of the mind, it encompasses the struggle many face while contemplating the meaningful questions of life. The Bell Jar is recommended for anyone looking for a look into the past, though sometimes present, mindful questions and gender roles faced by those looking towards a fulfilling future.

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