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Monday, March 28

  1. page Favourite Quotes edited ... "Nelly and I always wanted a daughter. For one crazy moment I thought Mr. Willard was goi…
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    "Nelly and I always wanted a daughter. For one crazy moment I thought Mr. Willard was going to announce that Mrs.Willard was pregnant and expecting a baby girl. Then he said 'But I don't see how any daughter could be nicer than you' "
    Page 88, 3rd paragraph
    -Jenny
    " 'I'm going up, I said. 'I'm going to do it again. No, you're not.
    A queer, satisfied expression came over Buddy's face. No you're not. He repeated with a final smile. You're leg is broken in two places. You'll be stuck in a cast for months"
    Bottom of page 98
    - Cathrine
    "Buddy rummaged among his papers in a businesslike way. Then he handed me a thin, gray magazine. "Turn to page eleven." The magazine was printed somewhere in Maine and full of stenciled poems and descriptive paragraphs separated for each other by asterisks. On page eleven I found a poem titled Florida Dawn. I skipped down through image after image about watermelon lights and turtle-green palms and shells fluted like bits of greek architecture. "Not bad." I thought it was dreadful. "who wrote it" Buddy asked. My eye dropped to the name on the lower right-hand corner og the page. B. S. Willard. "I don't know." Then I said, of corse i know, Buddy you wrote it."
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Sunday, March 27

  1. page Plot edited ... In 1979 the bell jar was made into a movie with the tagline '' Sometimes just being a woman is…
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    In 1979 the bell jar was made into a movie with the tagline '' Sometimes just being a woman is an act of courage.''
    In 2008 a hollywood version of the novel was announced. As of 2011 the film remains in development, but it is set to be released in 2012
    -Jenny and-Jenny, Aylin and cathrine
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  2. page Characters edited ... Joan Joan is from Boston, like Esther. She is a year older than Esther, and is president of h…
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    Joan
    Joan is from Boston, like Esther. She is a year older than Esther, and is president of her class, a physics major and college hockey champion. Joan dated Buddy for a while, but she goes through a personal crisis and becomes suicidal. She is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where she meets Esther. Esther feels uncomfortable around Joan.''She always made me feel squirmy with her starey pebble-colored eyes and her gleaming tombstone teeth and breathy voice." She never really loved Joan, but she liked her as a companion.
    - JennyJenny,Aylin and AylinCathrine
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  3. page About the author edited ... In 2003 a movie centered around Sylvias relationship with Ted and her life during their marria…
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    In 2003 a movie centered around Sylvias relationship with Ted and her life during their marriage was realised with Gwyneth Paltrow in the role of Sylvia
    We can see that her life is reflected in The Bell Jar, she writes with passion and that might be because she har experienced the same things and feels the same way "Esther" does.
    - Cathrine and Jenny
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Wednesday, March 23

  1. page Characters edited Esther Greenwood She is the main character in the book and she is nineteen years old, she feels tr…
    Esther Greenwood
    She is the main character in the book and she is nineteen years old, she feels trapped inside a "perfect" life, that's why the book is called The Bell Jar. It's a metaphorical explanation for what her insanity felt like.Esther becomes more and more mad as the book goes on,she is sexually frustrated and confused. She can't decide what to do with her life, and when everything crashes, suicide seems to be the only escape. During the book, we get to know that she won a award for something she wrote an got an internship at a New York fashion magazine. She works there with 11 other intern girls.
    Mrs. Greenwood
    Mrs. Greenwood is Esther's mother. She is constantly nagging Esther about what she is going to do with her life, and she never leaves her alone. When Esther is checked into the hospital, she keeps asking her what she had done wrong to make Esther commit suicide. Mrs. Greenwood does everything she can to help Esther but she resents her.

    Doreen
    She is Esther's first female friend. She is beautiful but not like the other girls, she doesn't want to do the boring activies with the others, she want's to create her own itinerary. Esther get pulled along this itinerary, but when Doreen meets Lenny Shepherd. The new pair immediately exclude the rest of the world from their happiness. It's through Doreen Esther meets Marco, this is the man in the novel who Esther get most violent and harrowing experience from.
    Jay Cee
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    her advice. She is highly educated and intelligent but she is not considered physically attractive, Doreen thinks ''she is as ugly as a sin.''Jay Cee is also very fair-minded.
    Buddy Willard
    He is Esther's boyfriend, to a certain extent. When Esther first get together with Buddy, he seems like a god to her, but when he tells her that he had slept with a waitress in many occasions during one summer, this facade fades.
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    Jody
    Esther's friend from college. Esther was supposed to stay at Camebrige with Jody, but cannot when she didn't get into the writing class she wanted.
    -Dr. Gordon
    Dr. Gordon is the first psychiatrist Esther sees. He is young and good looking and nothing what she expected him to be like. He doesn't really listen to Esther or take her seriously. Esther takes an instant dislike to him. After her second visit he think she should have electroshock therapy. He administors this and it goes quite badly. After her first shock treatment Esther refuses to go back to him.
    Joan
    Joan is from Boston, like Esther. She is a year older than Esther, and is president of her class, a physics major and college hockey champion. Joan dated Buddy for a while, but she goes through a personal crisis and becomes suicidal. She is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where she meets Esther. Esther feels uncomfortable around Joan.''She always made me feel squirmy with her starey pebble-colored eyes and her gleaming tombstone teeth and breathy voice." She never really loved Joan, but she liked her as a companion.
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    Jenny and Aylin
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  2. page Characters edited ... Jody Esther's friend from college. Esther was supposed to stay at Camebrige with Jody, but ca…
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    Jody
    Esther's friend from college. Esther was supposed to stay at Camebrige with Jody, but cannot when she didn't get into the writing class she wanted.
    - Jenny and Cathrine
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  3. page Setting edited ... After she ended her internship in New York, she goes back to her hometown in Boston, where she…
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    After she ended her internship in New York, she goes back to her hometown in Boston, where she also attempt to commit suicide. She spends a lot of time in a psychiatric institution, also outside of Boston.
    -Jenny
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Tuesday, March 22

  1. page Point of view edited The point of view in this book is first person narrative, and it's written in the 1950s. ... tra…
    The point of view in this book is first person narrative, and it's written in the 1950s.
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    transition or introductionintroduction.
    -Jenny

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  2. page Point of view edited The point of view in this book is first person narrative, and it's written in the 1950s. It start…
    The point of view in this book is first person narrative, and it's written in the 1950s.
    It starts during Esther's internship in New York, and moves forward chronologically with Esther's important memories inserted to the narrative. When something is in the present time, the narrative gives us no transition or introduction
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  3. page Symbols edited ... The Beating Heart When Esther tries to kill her self, her body "refuses" and is det…
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    The Beating Heart
    When Esther tries to kill her self, her body "refuses" and is determited to live. The beating heart symbolizes her body desire to live. When Esther tries to drown herself, her heart beats "I am, I am, I am", and repeats the same phrase when Esther is attending Joan's funeral.
    -Jenny
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