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Tulips
Tulips
by Sylvia Plath

Tulips Freedom and Confinement Quotes Page 2

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Nobody watched me before, now I am watched. (43)

This is a spooky line, for sure. Since she can't move out of her bed, she just has to stay there, under surveillance. But here's our question: why wasn't anyone watching her before? Surely her family was, at least, right?

Quote #5

The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals; (58)

Now she turns her feelings of confinement around, and suggests that maybe the tulips should be in a cage. After all, they're the ones causing all the trouble.

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