Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Bell Jar
Esther Greenwood shows promise for her future. She won a scholarship to a prestigious college, she gets good grades and she has a skill for writing. But there's something inside Esther that may change all that...
Just from the summary you can tell it's a thinly veiled autobiography of Plath. Esther's slow descent into madness mirrors what happened to Plath. It's also one of the realistic and horrifying things I've read. Plath's dark descriptions throughout make The Bell Jar what it is: a haunting classic on the darkness of the human soul.
My Rating: *****