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Sylvia Plath

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Transcript of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
The Life of...

Spoiler Alert: She dies.
Sylvia Plath was born Oct. 27, 1932
1940, her dad died; she had her first poem published
1950, graduated high school; started attending Smith College
Attended Cambridge, Met Ted Hughes
The Art of...
The Death of...
Preoccupation with Death: Lady Lazarus and Daddy







Acclaimed Artist:
published by the time she was just 8 years old.
around the age of 15, she received the 'Scholastic Art and Writing Award' for the painting:





first collection, 'The Colossus & Other Poems' published 1960
Major Works: Ariel & The Bell Jar
Children's author
Like many artists, Plath didn't stick to just one medium
The Todd of...
The Bell Jar

The Catcher in the Rye-esque
The Accolades of...
Numerous Academic Scholarships
won a writing contest, winning a guest-editor position at Mademoiselle
Various Writing Awards
Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize in 1982
Post Modernism
Dying
Is an art, like everything else
I do it exceptionally well
-Lady Lazarus

The Troubles of...
Multiple suicide attempts
1962, discovers husbands affair
Suffered breakdowns
Anti-depressants
Died 1963, third attempt at suicide

He says, She says
Begins where WWII ends, possibly ended pre-9/11
"Disjunction; the sense that the parts can never form a unified whole."
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The Feminism of... ?
Is Plath a Feminist?
If so, what makes her a feminist
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