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alyssia.malinowski

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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This book has a reputation for being iconic in terms of feminism. The main character, Esther Greenwood, is this young woman who is navigating the streets of New York City. She is not only a college student that hates physics—utterly relatable personally—but she also manages to secure an internship with “Ladies Day” magazine through a contest.

alyssia.malinowski Grouped in a hotel with eleven other winners, Esther seems most drawn to Doreen and Betsy; two complete opposites regarding provocativeness and motivation. She is currently dating Buddy Willard, a Yale medical student. However, she hopes to end things after his tuberculosis treatment, since he does not respect her aspirations of poetry and literature. 2y
alyssia.malinowski The author establishes the first person point of view in using Esther‘s voice to narrate the story. We only recognize her own inner thoughts as her journey develops. If you like books that depict a loss of interest in life and a sense of aloneness, or even depression, immerse yourself in Esther‘s reality. 2y
MissYaremcio I love this book! I am glad that you are enjoying it so far! ALSO PUPPY! 6/6 2y
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Eddie is introduced as an old man who stays busy by working at Ruby Pier, an amusement park. He‘s worked there for a large chunk of his life, spending most of it dissatisfied with his position. A problem arises with a ride, and while a cart comes tumbling down, Eddie put his last efforts into trying to save a little girl. The cart undeniably crushes him, yet he is unaware if his last moments were helpful. The truth unfolds brilliantly at the end.

alyssia.malinowski Through this book, we are taken on Eddie‘s journey through the afterlife and his realizations about life on Earth. Albom used the motif of anger through out the book. When Eddie was alive, he hated having the same job as his dad, considering it deadbeat, and he wanted more. He was angry about his war experiences, losing his wife to cancer, but most of all, he admits to feeling like he has nothing to show for his time on Earth. 2y
alyssia.malinowski In the afterlife, he learns to let go of all that anger and pain. He learns to realize all the joy he brought and all the lives he saved doing what he does. If you like books that make you ponder what the afterlife looks like for you and how your actions affect others, take the time to sink into the comfort of Albom‘s words. 2y
MissYaremcio He is one of my favourite authors of all times! Nicely done Alyssia! 6/6 2y
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