The Bell Jar

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I felt myself shrinking....
into a small black dot
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Esther recognises that her mental illness began developing over summer
I knew something was wrong with me that summer
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Piece by piece, I fed my wardrobe...
to the night wind, and flutteringly, a loved one’s ashes
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Esther's rationality before committing suicide
The trouble about jumping was that if you didn’t pick the right number of storeys, you might still be alive when you hit bottom.
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I also hate people to ask cheerfully how you are...
when they know you’re feeling like hell and expect you to say ‘Fine’.- she says “I feel lousy’
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Esther's reaction to getting rejected from the writing course
The air punched out of my stomach
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I hated...
the idea of serving men anyway
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I could see the nice girl was going to end up with the nice football hero....
and the **** girl was going to end up with nobody
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Esther's options on the branches of the fig tree
One fig was a husband and a happy home and children and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor-
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A man's world is....
different from a woman’s
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Patriarchal society
Getting up at seven and cooking him eggs and bacon and toast and coffee
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Wasted life for....
a girl with fifteen years of straight A’s
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What I hate is the thought...
of being under a man’s thumb
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Doreen making Esther more comfortable
Ordinarily, I would have been nervous about my dress and odd colour, but being with Doreen made me forget my worries.
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Esther's focus on sex
I saw the world divided into people who had slept with somebody and people who hadn’t
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Esther's lack of grievance for her father's death
Then I remembered that I had never cried for my father’s death
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Buddy Willard was a
hypocrite
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I had the scholarship of....
Philomena Guinea, a wealthy novelist who went to my college
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Confinement of the bell jar
I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar
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Pressure to conform to what people want Esther to be
What I had been and what they wanted me to be
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Esther looses physical ability due to her mental illness
I can't sleep. I can't read
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Only I wasn't....
steering, not even myself
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Rosenberg's electrocution impacting Esther
The idea of being electrocuted made me sick
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The silence
depressed me
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Esther's view of New York
New York was bad enough
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I crawled between the mattress and the padded....
bedstead and let the mattress fall across me like a tombstone’
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This hotel – the Amazon – was for women only....
and they were mostly girls my age with wealthy parents who wanted to be sure their daughters would be living where men couldn’t get to them and deceive them’
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Dodo Conway
Everybody loved Dodo, although the swelling size of her family was the talk of the neighbourhood
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Esther after a hot bath
'I felt purged and holy and ready for a new life' AND 'I felt myself growing pure again'
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After Esther conquers her mental illness and is free from the suffocation of the bell jar
‘The bell jar hung suspended, few feet above my head. I was open to circulating air’
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Card 2

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Esther recognises that her mental illness began developing over summer

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I knew something was wrong with me that summer

Card 3

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Piece by piece, I fed my wardrobe...

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Card 4

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Esther's rationality before committing suicide

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Card 5

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I also hate people to ask cheerfully how you are...

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