SUBJECT-SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION OF THE SYLVIA PLATH’S CONCEPTOSPHERE IN THE NOVEL “THE BELL JAR”

  • Olha Zabolotna
Keywords: conceptual sphere, semantic field, creative style, mythologeme, color lexicon

Abstract

Sylvia Plath’s novel “The Bell Jar” dramatizes the collusion between the cultural forces that have oppressed women.
The novel “The Bell Jar” raises the question of the place of a creative woman in society. The American realities of the 1950s made it impossible to realize themselves, apart from the traditional role of women and mistresses. The main conflict in the novel shows a close connection with feminist issues and actualizes the issue of women’s identity. Exactly men do not give the woman the opportunity to assert herself in the creative area. The main character is in hopelessness, and even an excerpt from a psychiatric hospital does not give certainty that she will not encounter such problems in future.
As Paula Bennett has written, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar offers a brilliant evocation of “the oppressive atmosphere of the 1950s and the soul-destroying effect this atmosphere could have on ambitious, high-minded young women like Plath.” [1]
“The Bell Jar” deals with depression and suicide, as well as a search for one’s identity, feminism, and rebirth.
The article is devoted to the study of the Sylvia Plath’s conceptoshere in the novel “The Bell Jar”.

Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
Zabolotna, O. (2019). SUBJECT-SEMANTIC INTERPRETATION OF THE SYLVIA PLATH’S CONCEPTOSPHERE IN THE NOVEL “THE BELL JAR”. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (5(73), 23-25. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2225