Book Review of The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
Author: Sylvia Plath
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5


Engagingly written book that explores the mental break-down of a young woman. This is semi-autobiographical, as Plath and her main character have some strong similarities. In my opinion, I think this describes quite well the fusion of mania and depression in a bi-polar person. Not the up-up-up mania, but the irritable and angry mania - a perfect "mixed" state. The title is an analogy to the isolation and separation the main character feels - everyone can see what's in a bell jar, but no one can hear what's going on inside.