Biography of Sylvia Plath

The first time I came into contact with Sylvia Plath’s poem was in an English poetry class. I was deeply impressed by her poem, “Mirror” and I heard the instructor saying that Sylvia Plath ended her life by killing herself. This piece of news aroused my interest in Sylvia Plath ,and pushed me to get to know more about her. The more I get to know Sylvia Plath, the more I get to like her and feel sorry for her. After I read some of her poems, and her biography, I discover?that she was a very brilliant and talented person. Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1982, nearly twenty years after her death on Februrary 11,1963. This was a rare event: the Pulitzer is ...

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bi-polar electroconvulsive shock treatments as an out-patient. In August 1953, she attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. According to the above-mentioned information, the reasons that led Sylvia Plath to commit suicide are complicated, and I would try to discuss them as carefully as I can.
Sylvia Plath’s life can be divided into several stages and at each stage there are some potential influence which might trigger her depression and breakdown later in her life. There are four main stages in her life: childhood, adolescence, college life, and marriage.
Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 27 October, 1932; the older child of Otto and Aurelia Schoeber Plath. Her father was professor of German and a specialist on bees at Boston University; her mother, a high school teacher. Both of her parents valued learning, and this paved the way for Sylvia’s success and talents in literature. When she was eight, her German father, a professor at Boston University, ...

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high years, her mother was offered the position of Dean of Women at Northeastern University in Boston. This was undoubtedly a good opportunity for Mrs. Plath to ues her remarkable talents in dealing with people as well as for an increase in prestige and money. However, when Mrs. Plath talking with her children about the change, Sylvia responded angrily, ”For your self-aggrandisement you would make us complete orphans!”1 Aurelia declined the job offer. The sense of dependence and the narcissism that were to mark, and sometimes ruin, Sylvia’s relationships in the future clearly originated in her childhood fear of abandonment. That dear would surface unexpectedly---and always ...

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