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.