Posted by Declan on July 29, 2006, at 13:15:11
In reply to Re: You know what your problem is?, posted by Joan797 on July 29, 2006, at 0:06:37
There were some details about Sylvia Plath's suicide that attracted interest. First, after settling the kids, she carefully blocked the bottoms of the doors to prevent gas from entering their room. And then she placed her head on a carefully folded towel (I think it was) in the oven.
But of course I have no idea why she killed herself, except that when you read "Ariel" you are not surprised.
Maybe she valued faithfulness too highly? Family life? Depression?
Maybe the suicide seemed like the apotheosis (if that's the word) of her literary work?
Pity holds the ambivalent place it does because it is a dangerous emotion, I guess. Justified, but sometimes unhelpful.
Do you mean you remain in your marriage because of fear and guilt as well (if you don't mind me asking)?