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Learned lot about her personal life and I thought her relationship with her mother seemed strange. I could see how her personal life affected her writing
I was surprised to learn about her father's death, how she treasured perfection, and how she ultimately killed herself. That, coupled with everything else about her personal life, was well handled. I did feel like he spent too much time in it though and not enough on what her writings actually were. It's nice to talk about someone's personal life, but there is a limit to how much you can get by with just doing that. As far as questions go, I know he said that one of her children killed himself in light of her suicide, but did her other children also do it? If only for that burning question, I might just try and find out more about her.
Her story is so tragic. I was surprised when you mentioned her IQ; she was one smart cookie. I was also surprised about her failed suicide being something that made Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath, because I didn't know anything about it. I knew about her successful suicide, but not the previous attempt. I would have liked to go more in depth on her work and her themes. She was a really dramatic person, though, so I get that there was a lot to go over. I definitely want to look at her poems again.
I didn't realize how tragic her life was. But for her to use that tragedy and write some amazing poetry was awesome. To learn that her father died when she was little and to have that shape how the rest of her life went made me think that could have been the reason for the tragedy. I loved the poem that you handed out in class and I could see where her feelings were going; and it almost seemed like a suicide poem of sorts. I was happy to hear she didn't take her kids with her and how she made sure they had something to eat, even after she was gone. I'll definitely look into her poems and check out her work. :)
I have heard of Sylvia Plath, but I haven't had the chance to read anything from her. I had no idea that she was so brilliant and to have so much happen to her! I wonder what she would have accomplished had she not committed suicide? It makes me wonder if she would have kept writing or if she would have quit. I would have liked to hear more about her writing and what she does that is different from other writers. I really want to read some of her work now.
I thought your presentation was really detailed and informational! I didn't really know much about Sylvia Plath, except that she committed suicide. I found it really crazy that her best works were in her last months of living.
I have read some of Plath's work in the past. The way she romanticizes about death is both beautiful and horrific. I would describe her writing style as sublime.Her personal past was really interesting and I thought it was amazing that she started writing at such a young age.
I thought it was interesting that she wrote a lot about nature and what she knew best. Maybe that's why she was such a good writer? I thought you did a good job explaining her personal life but I was interested to hear a little more about her work. I'm not totally familiar with her but your speech made me want to know more about her!
Devin. Invest in some glasses or make your font size bigger. It's annoying to wait for a presenter who can't read his presentation. It seemed like you knew this writer well, I noticed that you talked a lot about some information that wasn't in your PowerPoint. I thought it was interesting that Plath was extremely depressed and wrote her best work in the late years of her life. One thing I found odd is how she committed suicide. Who sticks their head in an oven? There are at least 100 easier, quicker, and more comfortable ways to kill yourself. Maybe this was the most dramatic? I probably will eventually look some of her work up because I get sick of happy stories with happy endings. It's good to see something dark once in a while. Just don't stare into the void for too long.
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