The Bell Jar Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Bell Jar' is a feminist novel by Sylvia Plath about a character, loosely based on the author, who is suffering from depression. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

The Bell Jar

It is sometimes hard to separate an author from their work. This is the case with The Bell Jar, which is a novel about a suicidal woman and was published just a few months before the author's death by suicide. The questions in this asset will guide classroom discussions about this novel.

Chapters 1-7

The questions in this section will guide readers to better understand the characters and setting in this novel.

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