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Initiation by Sylvia Plath

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Erin Bolskar

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Initiation by Sylvia Plath

Exposition: Millicent, a shy, plain, and dependent girl is chosen to join her high schools sorority, has to go through initiation rituals. Rising Action: climax: Millicent is sitting in the basement cellar of Betsy Johnson's house with the egg on her head when she decides that she doesn't want to be a sparrow: the follower, to blend in with the sorority, but more like the heather bird: free and unique Initiation
By Sylvia Plath Falling Action: Resolution: Millicent gets an egg cracked on
her head for initiation Millicent feels bad about Tracy being
left out of sorority In the flashback Millicent gets
Betsy Johnson as her sorority sister In flashback Millicent realizes why
Tracy wasn't chosen to join sorority In flashback Betsy calls
Millicent "gopher" In flashback Betsy makes
Millicent ask everyone what
they want for breakfast, when
Millicent meets the little old
leprechaun like man who told her
about the unique free flying heather birds. Millicent is let out of the basement cellar Millicent begins her own initiation
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