SYLVIA PLATH : HALF-A-CENTURY ! (Part-II).

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” DYING /
IS AN ART LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE /
I DO IT EXCEPTIONALLY. /

‘Lady Lazarus’–a poem by Sylvia
Plath.

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Sylvia Plath Was 8yrs Old When
Her Father,Otto Plath,Who Was A
Professor Of German n Apiology
(study of bees) In Boston And
Had Married His Student,Aureilia
(Plath’s mom) , Died. Sylvia Was
Raised Solely By Her Mother And
Maternal Grandpa.
Though Plath Was Too Young To
Have A Good Deal Of Recollections
Regarding Her Father, Yet, She
Was Never Out Of Her Father’s
Haunting Images And With The
Help Of Various Tales She Heard
Of Her Father From People Of
That Area And From Her Mom n
Other Relatives, She Had
Constructed A Very Harsh Picture
Of Her Father, In One Of Her Most
Famous Poems, ‘DADDY’ .

Sylvia Was An Anguished Psyche
And Might Have A Rather
Grudging View For Her Dad.Had
Her Dad Not Been Dead So Early,
She Would Have A Better or More
Comfortable Life . . . . .or
whatever!
She Couldn’t Have Managed
Shaking Off Her Father’s Shadow
Stalking Her Lifelong!

Sylvia Plath After Her Suicide In
1963, Has Become Probably The
Most Mythologized Literary Figure
In The English Speaking World
And This Encouraged Many
Writers n Critics To Come Up With
Biographies, Memoirs, Books On
Plath.
Also, Inducive In This, Has Been
The Fact That Plath Was Married
To Another Noted Poet And
Future Poet-Laureate , TED
HUGHES !

The Life And The Works Of Sylvia
Plath, Amongst Other Things,
Present An Image Of An
Anguished Youth !

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” SOMETIMES JUST BEING A
WOMAN IS AN ACT OF COURAGE ! ”

the Tagline of the Movie, ‘THE
BELL JAR’ -a cinematic adaptation
of Plath’s only novel, of the same
name published in UK on
January11, 1963 a month ahead
of Plath’s death. . .the movie
made in 1979 which took certain
liberty with the original story of
the novel.

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With a history of several mental
breakdowns since
teenage,SYLVIA PLATH had still
the courage to translate her
psychic disturbances into
creative outputs and that, in itself,
is no less an achievement!

The Infidelity Of Plath’s
Husband,TED HUGHES, Had Simply
Exacerbated Her Clinical
Depression Manyfold And In Fact
She Never Managed To Abandon
Ted .

Though Plath In Her Extremely
Embittered Condition Post Ted’s
Liaison With A Married Woman,
ALSSIA WEVILL, Had Attempted To
Use Poetry As A Form Of Revenge
By Pouring Hard hitting words n
phrases for Ted, Yet Any Get-
Together Used To Become A
Highly Celebratory Occasion For
Her (as recounted by a lady
friend of both).

Sylvia Plath Later Become A
Powerful Symbol Sort of A
Postergirl For Feminists As
Someone Whose Life Remained A
Resistance To The Male
Chauvinistic World or Patriarchal
Mindset Prevalent During The
Fast Half Of 20th-Century.

Those Firebrand Feminist
Enthusiasts Kept A Long Drawn
Attack On Ted Hughes Holding
Him Accountable For The Tragic
End Of Sylvia And Some Of Them
Even Went To The Extent Of
Rubbing The Name Of Ted
Hughes Off The Grave Of Plath !

Sadly Plus Stoically, Ted Hughes
Never Went Public Throwing Any
Light On Their Relationship
During The Last Days Of Plath !

Tragedy Apart, Sylvia Plath
Deservedly Commands Huge
Respects From All Who Have Read
Her Works And This Is A Great
Legacy Of A Poet Who Lived
Merely 30yrs. !

Rest In Peace, SYLVIA !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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(+91) 9334411390.
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