Resource Week 12

In “A Ritual for being Born Twice”: Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ by Marjorie G. Perloff and Sylvia Plath explains the experience and reasoning for Plath’s mental breakdown. ‘The Bell Jar’ was significant because it dealt with her nervous breakdown and her attempted suicide. The article also explains this particular poem’s popularity because of the deep rooted emotion one feels when reading it. Suicide is still an issue today and fits into the mental illness of American institutions. Many famous people were housed at McLean and they were still able to create art. The article can be found at the following link: http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.umw.edu/stable/1207445?seq=1&Search=yes&searchText=plath&searchText=sylvia&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dsylvia%2Bplath%26Search%3DSearch%26gw%3Djtx%26prq%3D%2528%2528boston%2529%2BAND%2B%2528McLean%2BHospital%2529%2529%26hp%3D25%26acc%3Don%26aori%3Da%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff&prevSearch=&item=7&ttl=2866&returnArticleService=showFullText&resultsServiceName=null


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