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Solomon Seelhoff

“The Void that Cannot Be Filled”

Tardat’s haunting novel, A Sweet Death, and Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, both closely examine through the lens of the protagonists, both of whom are young women, deep psychological illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and dissatisfaction with societal expectation, and the struggle to live a liberated life, without restraint. In both novels the protagonists spiral down into their own despair, ruminate about death, and contemplate suicide. The lack of control both characters feel over their own lives manifests itself in suicidal ideation, knowing if they can’t control their lives, death is the only control they can salvage. Both novels deal with feminist themes, about the beauty and social standards demanded by our patriarchal society. But where A Sweet Death ends on a dark note in which the protagonistultimately succeeds in taking her own life, The Bell Jar suggests an optimistic future for the protagonist.

In a Sweet Death (Tardat, 1988) the main character(left unnamed) aspires to be more like her mother, someone whom she views as the epitome of beauty. This deep love and reverence towards her mother …show more content…
Both of them show symptoms of major depressive disorders such as preoccupation or obsession with death, general discontent, mood swings, sleep issues, rapid weight loss or gain, apathy, sadness, and suicide ideation. The unnamed protagonist in A Sweet Death in her despair seeks out food as her only comfort. She binges on sweets constantly to eventually kill herself with food. Eating disorders often stem from a lack of control in other areas of life, and it is satisfying from the complete control or the lack thereof. Esther takes control of her own life by attempting to end it in any way she can, drowning herself and overdosing on sleeping pills. Out of this hopeless despair the characters look for any way out they possibly

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