Kirsten Dunst To Direct Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath’s darkish, perceptive, and groundbreaking novel, lined in a material from the Liberty archive. Buddy Willard’s mom and the self-happy dispenser of conservative maxims about marriage and womanhood. Esther’s boss, an intelligent however unattractive older lady named Jay Cee, requested her what she planned on doing as a career. three Excerpt from Life journal, printed in 1956. Plath’s novel and poetry volumes sat amongst my shiny coffee desk books that includes images of Norma Jean, before her transformation.
It represents psychological illness itself, a heavy, stifling, confining jar that descends over one’s very mind and impedes the flexibility to totally, freely reside. Dr. Nolan isn’t scandalized when Esther admits that she hates her mother, and the physician also limits all visitors to Esther â€” a gesture Esther is grateful for. Here, Esther’s opposition is clearly seen when afther having an approval from Dr. Nolan, she goes to a clinic and gets fitted for a diaphragm.
Esther introduces herself as an individual in flux, no longer able to enjoy the fruits of her outdated ambitions (like her college achievements) or to value what society expects her to worth (like the chance to spend a summer time working in New York). Sylvia Plath’s later husband, the British poet Ted Hughes, is barely briefly talked about, as he had no bearing on the time described.
A little little bit of its story was made public in my 2004 biog (more…)
- Published in The Bell Jar Summary