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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar

by Sylvia Plath

Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

What was there about us, in Belsize, so different from the girls playing bridge and studying in the college to which I would return? Those girls, too, sat under bell jars of a sort. (20.18)

Like Quote #8, this quote points out the similarities between the asylum patients and "normal" women. All women live under a bell jar in the sense that social convention requires them to suppress their individual needs and desires to support men.

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