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Suicide is painless...

[My undying gratitude to anyone who can tell me what the subject of this post references. And no, it's not Gilmore girls related.]

While I continue trudging through the adolescent emo mind of a young Ms. Plath, I figured I'd post some interesting facts about her. We'll start with what she is most well-known for.

This article from

Young TalentSylvia Plath, who did not reach her 31st birthday, gained a status with the greatest 20th century American writers—as a children’s author, novelist, poet, and a short story writer. However, it seems today she is most famous for her depression, emotional struggles, and suicide attempts.

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Suicide Her first suicide attempt was during a summer when she was a college student at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She swallowed sleeping pills under her house.

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Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Later she married the English poet Ted Hughes (who in 1984 became the British Poet Laureate until his death in 1998). She had two children and a miscarriage. Losing an unborn child and dealing with an unfaithful husband did not help her emotional instability. Sylvia and her husband separated; she became a single mother dealing with sicknesses and lack of money. Just a few months after separating from her husband and moving into an apartment with her two children, on February 11, 1963, she committed suicide. While her children slept, she went into the kitchen, shut the door, and sealed with towels any cracks. She then turned the oven gas on and stuck her head deep into the oven.

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