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She has been hoping for another scholarly opportunity once she is back in Massachusetts, a writing course taught by a world-famous author, but on her return her mother immediately tells her she was not accepted for the course.She decides to spend the summer potentially writing a novel, although she feels she lacks enough life experience to write convincingly.Her stay at the private institution is funded by her benefactress, Philomena Guinea. Nolan how she envies the freedom that men have and how she, as a woman, worries about getting pregnant. Nolan refers her to a doctor who fits her for a diaphragm.Esther now feels free from her fears about the consequences of sex; free from previous pressures to get married, potentially to the wrong man. Nolan, Esther improves and various life-changing events helps her regain her sanity.Then at top speed and with very little revision from start to finish she wrote The Bell Jar," he explained.Plath was writing the novel under the sponsorship of the Eugene F.
Esther becomes increasingly depressed, and finds herself unable to sleep.
He prescribes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT); and afterward, she tells her mother that she will not go back.
Esther's mental state worsens; describing her depression as a feeling of being trapped under a bell jar, struggling for breath.
It examines Esther's "quest to forge her own identity, to be herself rather than what others expect her to be." Esther feels she is a prisoner to domestic duties and she fears the loss of her inner self.
The Bell Jar sets out to highlight the problems with oppressive patriarchal society in mid-20th-century America.