The Bell Jar
Partially inspired by Plath’s experiences with depression, The Bell Jar follows the emotional breakdown of Esther Greenwood, a promising college student who cannot reconcile her desires with American conventions during the 1950s-1960s.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
11th-12th Speech 1170L
Testimony Before the Senate Hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment
9th-10th Speech 1090L
Depression, The Secret We Share
9th-10th Informational Text 1190L
The Elements of Success
7th-8th Psychology 1130L
11th-12th Drama Non-Prose
'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain