Analysis of "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

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The Real Analysis of “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was a gifted but troubled poet known for disturbing style of her work. Plath wrote the poem, “Daddy,” stanzas of emotional, psychological and historical thoughts. The poem was filled with regret and over time was analyzed and critiqued differently. The best critique, “From Protean Poetic: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath,” was written by Mary Lynn Broe and emphasizes the most adequate, textual evidence of the poem, “Daddy.” Broe begins her critique by justifying that Plath creates a mock poetic exorcism of the events that happened throughout her life. Broe’s main claim points out Plath’s stupidity, progress and comedy relief of her famous poem, “Daddy.” Broe puts forth supportive, textual evidence that persuades the audience of this claim. Broe opens her critique by justifying that Plath’s poem, “Daddy,” was one of the most quoted poems written by Plath. She, then, mentions the allusion Plath created of her father and Mein Kampf. “The speaker attempts to exorcise not just the memory of her father but her own Mein Kampf model of him as well as her inherited behavioral traits that lead her graveward under the Freudian banner of death instinct or Thanato’s libido,” (Broe, 283). Furthermore, Broe is creating an emphasis on the word ‘own’ in this sentence because she claims Plath is uneducated about Mein Kampf. This allows the audience to assume Broe is accenting Plath’s stupidity through the stanza written about Mein Kampf in her poem, “Daddy.” Later Broe goes on to say Plath “loses her own powers of descriptions to a senseless German prattle,” (Broe, 284). Moreover, Broe believes Plath’s allegory of Nazi-Jew is random and stupid and does not justify the proper of example of the relationship she ultimately held with her father. Broe also infers that by alluding to Nazi-Jew, Plath is only succeeding to put herself

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