DAY 15. – A character who you can relate to the most.
It might sound like a cliche, but Esther Greenwood has always captured a part of me, which since it’s kind of a reflection on Sylvia Plath, I supposed they all capture bits and pieces of me. Which is also sad, but I relate to the struggle in finding acceptance in a world I always feel a little uncomfortable in and one where women often don’t have the footing they wish they did. Less about the depression, and more about always feeling like one is in a sweater three sizes too big that keeps getting caught on twigs, shelves and other nuisances.And slowly it all unravels.
This story, perhaps, captures the human condition and what it means to be a young woman trying to make sense of her own existence. Though it was written over 50 years ago, it still is comforting to women today, as some of us grew up in places still stuck in 1963.
Rebecca Lee Robinson