HW due 10/15 (10/16 for 10A): The Bell Jar

1. The Bell Jar–Read and annotate Chapters 5 and 6.

As we read the novel, pay attention to how Plath treats Esther’s mental/emotional journey. Also note how she interacts with the people around her. Finally, allow your annotations to be guided by the following feminist criticism questions:

1. How is the relationship between men and women portrayed?
2. How does Plath characterize the relationships between men and women? (focusing on power)
3. How are male and female roles defined?
4. Do characters take on traits from opposite genders?
5. What does the work reveal about the operations (economically, politically, socially, or psychologically) of patriarchy?

2. Class Forum–Remember to post a vocab word in the “Class Vocab” thread and post your three topic sentences in the “Topic Sentence” thread. Again, do not start a new thread and post in your class’ forum.

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