Sylvia Plath: Generator of Poetry and Children

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A discussion on how Plath was more complicated than just a suicide, man-hater and a victim. She was a strong mother; she just did not have the mental health to live any longer.

“Plath was indeed miserable and she does have some negative images of being a mother (Cite Lesbos) but for the most part, her poetry is full of love for her children. The public image of Plath just does not contain the attitude that she wanted to have a lot of children. Also in the biographies it says that up until her death she took them to the zoo and did a lot of typical maternal things. Letters to her mother are full of pride and love for her children. Plath is more complicated than just a suicide, man-hater and a victim. She was a strong mother; she just did not have the mental health to live any longer.”


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