Sylvia Plath Effect - Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Although it has been suggested that Plath did not intend to kill herself, Dr. John Horder (her close friend), felt she was at risk and prescribed her antidepressants just mere days before her death. He also visited with her daily and made many attempts to have her admitted to a hospital. Upon her refusal, he made arrangements for a live-in nurse.

Some critiques have argued that because anti-depressants can take up to three weeks to take effect, her prescription from Horder may not have been of any help. Others say that Plath's American doctor had warned her never again to take the anti-depressant drug prescribed by Horder as it was found to worsen her depression, but he supposedly prescribed it under a proprietary name which she did not recognize.

Plath, on February 11, 1963, was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen after thrusting her head in the oven. She even sealed the rooms between the kitchen and her sleeping children with wet towels and cloths.

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Famous quotes by sylvia plath:

    Love set you going like a fat gold watch.
    The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry
    Took its place among the elements.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    Creamy bean flowers with black eyes and leaves like bored hearts.
    Is it blood clots the tendrils are dragging up that string?
    No, no, it is scarlet flowers that will one day be edible.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    The moon is door. It is a face in its own right,
    White as a knuckle and terribly upset.
    It drags the sea after it like a dark crime; it is quiet
    With the O-gape of complete despair.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    It works, there is nothing wrong with it.
    You have a hole, it’s a poultice.
    You have an eye, it’s an image.
    My boy, it’s your last resort.
    Will you marry it, marry it, marry it.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

    You flicker. I cannot touch you.
    I put my hands among the flames. Nothing burns.

    And it exhausts me to watch you
    Flickering like that, wrinkly and clear red, like the skin of a mouth.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)