Blog Eight: Reactions to Isis and Edge

Yet again some of the opinions expressed in class today have left me wanting. Several people suggested that Plath attempts to deal with her “daddy issues” through mothering a child. One person even said that becoming a mother made her forget about the memories of her father. I see that my classmates take Hughes words quite literally. I find it very presumptuous of us, as readers, to assume he is completely right.

Depression is a fairly private thing. Perhaps Plath had daddy-baby issues, and perhaps she conveyed those issues to Hughes, but the fact that Hughes reveals information about her internal feelings, which I am sure she said to him in confidence, discredits him as a reliable source.

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