학사 영어 졸업논문입니다-
실비아 플라스의 시를 중심으로 분석했습니다.
II. Analysis of the meaning of death in Sylvia
A. Sylvia Plath’s inner struggle
B. Sylvia Plath’s poetry dealing with death
1. Lady Lazarus
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Émile Durkheim argued in his book ”suicide” (1987) that the increasing numbers of modern suicide are social phenomenon. In particular, it seems that people who are called “poets” have had a tendency to kill themselves more than any other identical occupational members. Why have poets chosen to commit suicide and end their lives?
As Ries states, “Death is one of the terrifying means of escape for the artist whose sensibility is under continual attack in a deranged age” (qtd. Wager 12). Though Sylvia Plath was not the only poet who committed suicide, the fact of her death increased interest about her and her works her work was neglected during her life time while it was gained enormous popularity. Readers may have more interests in her suicide than her works.
Moreover, after World War II, contemporary poets adapted new style of writing different from the traditional style. Some poets who called confessionary poets showed tendency to express clearly their private feelings; their subjects was personal experiences and emotions (Perkins 343).
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