English 10 McMath
December 11, 2008
Depression and Success
Depression can lead to great poetry, which can lead to great success. This was well modeled by Sylvia Plath. Plath led a very depressing life. This depression was caused by an unfaithful husband and the death of a close family member. She used this depression to create over 400 amazing poems.
On October 27, 1932, Aurelia and Otto Plath introduced Sylvia Plath into the world. She was born at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in the Jennie M. Robinson Memorial maternity building. At this time neither of the parents knew what a literary genius Sylvia would be. (WWW.poets.org).
Sylvia was the first child born to Aurelia and Otto Plath. Her father Otto Plath was a professor at Boston University, while her mother, Aurelia Plath, was a stay at home mother. Sylvia Plath’s father was also an expert on bees. He wrote a book Bumble Bees and their Ways. As a child, Sylvia was fascinated with the way her father could handle the bees without getting stung.(www.poets.org).
Three years after Sylvia was born, her parents gave birth to a baby boy, Warren Plath. Not long after Warren’s birth, Otto Plath’s health started to decrease. Even though he was sick, Otto refused to see any doctors. He died on November 5, 1940, a week and a half after Sylvia’s eighth birthday. Otto Plath died of diabetes mellitus, a very curable disease. This is when Sylvia Plath’s depression began. (www.sylviaplath.de/).
Sylvia found herself walking down the isle on June 16, 1956 at the Church of St. George-the-martyr. She was getting married to Ted Hughes. Ted’s parents were never aware of the fact that the wedding had taken place.(WWW.poets.org)
After being married, the couple moved numerous times. In 1957, they moved to Massachusetts, and then moved to Boston about a year after that. Later, in 1959, they returned to England. Not long after this, they gave birth to their first born, a daughter, Frieda Rebecca...