A guy actually needs help in dressing??!! Because of the caesuras, the speaker seems as if they are speaking to someone and confronting them about their marriage. Program for the Study of Women and Men in Society. End rhyme in this quote gives the suit an even more exciting and catchy appeal. I have taken a pill to kill The thin Papery feeling. One of the reasons for this classification is that she wrote extensively of her own life, her own thoughts, her own worries. What were the words women used when they tried to express it? Come here, sweetie, out of the closet.
Of course, Plath also harshly derides the role of wife or at least the generic clichés and conventional expectations associated with being a docile helpmate, almost like some kind of walking, talking appliance. Therefore, her only relationship to socially acceptable production--as opposed to consumption--is through the man. The blood continues to flow despite the pressure she employs, and her emotions follow suit, as she remains profuse in description. Finally, this foreshortening of historical consciousness affects the question of whether the subject is a function of the object or vice versa. Do a bit of a whole class writing warm-up with the words, then ask students to write a poem using as many of these words as they can.
Will you marry it, marry it, marry it. Now your head, excuse me, is empty. She says, O my Homunculus, I am ill. She lamented how grotesque she looked, and expressed her resignation over a perceived lack of options. Thus, whatever we may think of the system he has bought into, he himself can see it as comparatively stable, a paradigm with certain static features which nevertheless allows him to move upward in an orderly fashion.
It is characteristic of black American writers; W. Unfortunetly, men and women have been basically categorized into seperate groups, each with their own duties and obligations. Stanza 4 That same hand, that same woman, will be with the man even when he dies, til death do us part and then dissolve of sorrow. You have a hole, it's a poultice. Her husband also victimized her through the power he exerted as a man, both by assuming he should have the literary career and through his infidelity. The reading by Sylvia Plath in the video is well worth a listen. Stanza 1 The opening scene is set.
Her two Archive poems are fine examples of her arresting style and fearless examination of self and society. Once again, the idea of product is brought up to give the impression that marriage is needed. The suit introduced in stanza three is at least as alive as the hollow man and mechanical doll woman of the poem. In a sense, it is more characteristic of American literature than of any other major world literature, for each immigrant group, however great its desire for assimilation into the American power structure, initially possessed this dual consciousness. The question is: Is this a disembodied hand? Image-wise it could well be.
So there is a rhyming pattern here eh. Perhaps there is some suggestion of a sexual object here. Heroic actors in the media, who never seem to die no matter how much trouble they face, have been looked up to as the ideal man. It can sew, it can cook, It can talk, talk , talk. My boy, it's your last resort.
Will you marry it, marry it, marry it. Then How can we give you a thing? In another sense, however, the woman is not a consumer, but a commodity. The poem can also be understood as a feminist expression. After the first listen, invite initial impressions. Today, most people in America have a light weight, easy to use credit card that is a very tempting spending tool. First, are you our sort of a person? Out of all the stanzas this is the one with full rhymes, so it makes for a tight and reassuring familiarity.
Sylvia Plath did have these fears, as she wrote in her journals, that domesticity would interfere with her creativity; that chores, kids and husband would undermine her writing. Then How can we give you a thing? Most infamously, Plath imagined her self as a Jew, another wounded and persecuted victim. You have an eye, it's an image. I try to do better the next time round. This is a poem that I felt a great connection to when I was still at school, and I thought about it today as I was preparing some job applications and decided to blog about it on here.