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    What does it mean to have a bad family relationship? How does such hatred originate? This topic is addressed in the poem “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath. On the surface, Plath’s poem is about the author’s hatred for her

    Negative Familial Relationships in “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath

    What does it mean to have a bad family relationship? How does such hatred originate? This topic is addressed in the poem “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath. On the surface, Plath’s poem is about the author’s hatred for her father....

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  • You’re picture that you chose really gave me an idea and allowed me to better picture everything you talk about in your poem

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    In the second line of the second stanza, Plath expresses her hatred for her father. She writes, “You died before I had time—.”  Had time for what? This is a turn because in the previous line she says she had to

    Questions About "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

    In the second line of the second stanza, Plath expresses her hatred for her father. She writes, “You died before I had time—.”  Had time for what? This is a turn because in the previous line she says she...

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    • Dear Nate, thank you for your post. I have read this poem and I think it is really interesting for analyzing. I am wondering what’s relationship this girl has with her father and what makes her hate him so much… You said: “She writes, “You died before I had time—.” Had time for what? ” -I am also confused, time for what? Did they started something that’s not done? Maybe before she can really meet his personality? I am looking forward for your next writing, and I hope it will be as good as this one.

    • Dear Nate, thanks for this great post. This poem seems to be very intriguing. Do you think that maybe she had a bad childhood and she probably has been traumatized. When continuing to analyze this poem you should look at some psychoanalytical lenses. They help you to understand how relationships from any point in your life affect you when you get older. This will definitely be crucial when your trying to come up with a strong claim.

    • Dear Nate :
      I am Impressed by your post, “Questions About “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath” because of your insightful questions and comments towards Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “She writes, “I began to talk like a Jew. I think I may well be a Jew.” Why is she comparing herself to a Jew and what does she mean that she is talking like one? The lines raise questions about what she felt that made her make that comparison and how her father fits into that.” I think this is interesting because she also mentions nazis in the poem and it’s making me wonder if something made her become a jew and if it has anything to do with her father.
      Another sentence that I enjoyed was: “Had time for what? This is a turn because in the previous line she says she had to kill him. Why would she want to kill him but suddenly regrets not having time with her father?. This line raises the question of what happened to her father and what makes her hate him so much.” This stood out for me because I also had the same thought about that stanza.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have very interesting thoughts.

  • I like your interpretation of the poem. I find it very interesting and like how you describe how certain lines of it made you feel.

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