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There are many different illnesses that have plagued people in the past present and will continue on into the future Most illnesses are physical but there are also many that are mental Depression is found to be one of the most common mental illnesses known to man Depression breaks down ones emotions to the point where nothing makes them happy and they feel life is worthless By reading Sylvia Plath by Carol King Barnard one can see how dramatically change when they allow depression to control them when they have so much left to experience in life Sylvia Plath was blessed with the incredible talent of putting her feelings into words She took her experiences good and bad and arranged them in a way that everyone could relate to One can see Barnards accurate portrayal of the results of depression and how it alters ones self-worth by examining the difference in Plaths early poetry and her late poetryPlaths naive fascination with death appears in most of her early poems Her early work displays a distinctly amateur experimental quality 36 Her early poetry was an important building block that helped to mold her into the accomplished poet she became Tragic events that occurred in her childhood years were the basis of her suffering Her fathers death played a Plath brilliantly continues to emphasize death in her later works as well These poems show a deeper and more mature aspect on death At this point in her life her bitter divorce from Ted Hughes is plaguing her poetry Her pain and suffering ended when she met an untimely death by committing suicide at the age of thirty-one Plath and her work have been immortalized to many women in society Part II ABenigna Gerischs This Is Not Death It Is Something Safer A Psychodynamic Approach To Sylvia Plath in Death Studies revolves around female suicide but
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