Premium Content I am, I am, I am: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
By Hope Crowley - October 20, 1999
A psychoanalytic reading of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar presents a wealth of analyzable material. This novel immediately came to mind as an example of Lacan's theory of the "mirror stage." Plath constructed this novel about a young woman's inability to form an identity separate from the false ones reflected back to her, her consequent psychic…
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