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The poem Daddy by Sylvia Plath has to do with change How the main character seems angry at her father who passed away when she was 10 also how she tried to replace him in essence recreate her Daddy The author uses very strong imagery and commanding allusions to portray these two men and the emotions she feels towards them At first glance the poem seems very angry In the first stanza the main character compares herself to a foot and her father too a black shoe This is a powerful image that leads one to believe that her father was very commanding a symbol of authority in hereyes also she compares herself to a Jew and her father to a Nazi lines 30-35 this is astrong allusion which personifies the hate she has for her father and her references too Dachau Auschwitz Belsen line 33 is how she felt trapped detached from the worldThough all these things emphasizes hatred the reader feels a sense of sadness regret through the beginning of the poem The main character isnt upset at something her fatherdid but more at him leaving her at such a young age she feels detached incomplete In fact she compared her father to God line 8 or in the twelfth stanza briefly discussesher attempted suicide At twenty I tried to dieAnd get back back back to you thisdoes not sound like an action someone would do in order to get closer to anotherindividual if they hated them These allusions demonstrate the strong admiration andconnection she felt for her father and how she didnt really want to let go of him line 6I had to kill you not that she wanted to kill him but that she had to in order to moveon The main target for her hatred is her husband not her father Her husband is in essence a reincarnation of her father she felt so lost so desperate that the
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