By Isha Chaturvedi
By Georgina Maddox
The Bell Jar is an evocative symbolism and author-poet Sylvia Plath used it as a very effective metaphor of confinement and entrapment, of death, of alienation, of losing one's self and, later, regaining that self…However, it may also be used as a metaphor for protection. A glass jar is often used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus and even to contain gases or a create a vacuum. Essentially it possesses the allegory of being cut off from the rest of the world, a duality of being
preserved yet of feeling entrapped.
by Soumya Pawar