Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Daddy by Sylvia Plath
The poesy Daddy by Sylvia Plath paints a great picture of a daughter and her Nazi find, except this verse form is more than just that. It symbolizes the relationship that they once had, and how it has takeed her throughout her whole life. This poem also shows a very generalized portrait of how women empathise men who have treat them not so greatly.Although Sylvias tiro was German, he was not a Nazi, which is how she depicted him in her poem Daddy, She imagines her fuck off as an ordinary man when she states You stand at the blackboard, daddy, in the picture I have of you. A cleft in you raise instead of your foot but no less a agitate for that, no not any less the black man who snatch my graceful red heart in two, I was ten when they inhumed you. At twenty I tried to pass and stir up covering fire, back, back to you. This ordinary man, in her eyes, has turned into a devil that broke her heart. He treated her poorly, or so that this is impression that we get when sh e tells us that she was treated like a Jew in Dachau.Having a father figure in whizs life is very important in how that person grows up, and in what type of person they become, as they grow older. Sylvias father had a great deal influence in her life, both for the level-headed and the bad. But, she has always been scared of her father by the way he treated her. This may have been one of the biggest reasons why she was suicidal, and why galore(postnominal) large number con typefacered her crazy.You can tell that Sylvia very much has had a turn in-hate relationship with her father throughout her whole life, and we can tell that she has always wanted to love her father. But, her relationship and her memories of her father all seem to go downhill, even later he had died. In writing this poem, Sylvia may be trying to expel her memories of her father, and finally let go of the fact that he is dead. She is clearly not over her fathers death at the time this poem was written, which was twenty-two years after the event.Sylvia attempts to show that her relationship with her father was a love-hate relationship many times in this poem. To prove the hate side of the relationship, she states Daddy, I have had to kill you. You died before I had time, in the scratch line stanza, in the eleventh stanza, No less a devil for that, no not any less the black man who bit my pretty red heart in two, and in the last stanza, Daddy, daddy, you bastard, Im through. To prove that she loved her father she states, I used to pray to regain you in the third stanza, and At twenty I tried to die and get back, back, back to you in the twelfth stanza. Many people rank that they have a love-hate relationship with someone close to them, but I specify it is rare if it ever reaches the severity of Sylvias relationship with her father.We see many contrary events of Sylvias relationship with her father in this poem, and although he died when she was eight, she seems to remember much of th at time in her life. This could mean two things, every she is blowing her relationship with her father way out of proportion, or this relationship really was terrible. Either way, she is putting the issue on a pedestal, and letting it affect her much more than it should. Most suicidal people tend to think that the issue that they are dealing with is not worth living with. behavior is precious, whether we believe it or not. No issue should affect us so greatly that we do not want to live life anymore. I am not trying to mock, but I honestly look that people who are suicidal are just trying to get attention, but thats a different topic for a different paper.On another note, this poem assumes that all Germans were people who hated Jews, and were Nazis. She writes, I thought every German was you. Sylvia has made the same mistake that many people have made since before World War II. non all Germans were Nazis, just as all Russian soldiers in the carmine Army were not considered Commu nist, although Russia was a communist country at the time. That is one assumption that this poem makes that is false.Emotions are what drive us to sanitys edge and the cause are far greater than what you would expect out of mere feelings. Unfortunately, Sylvia Plath attached suicide not long after this poem has been written. This poem shows her feelings regarding that of her father throughout her life, and we can only hope that she and her father are in a much more peaceful state now.