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Daddy by Sylvia Plath

            What is the role of a father? My viewpoints are: involvement, affection and influence are always the three keys to a father-child relationship. Fathers play an important role in a child's development from birth through adulthood. In fact, numerous studies have reached the same conclusion: Children with involved fathers have an advantage socially and academically over children with distant or no relationships with their dads. In the poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath, we encounter a woman of mixed feelings because she didn't feel loved or affectionate by her father. Nevertheless, at some point she thought she loved her father, she later realized she felt nothing but hatred for him; as many people who have gone through the same consequence does towards their father.
             In the first stanza, Sylvia Plath refer to herself as a foot when and her father a shoe "you do not anymore, black shoe in which I have lived like a foot." Usually one would think that, a shoe is comfortable and it protects your foot, nevertheless Plath's poem illustrates her poetic strategy of vivid metaphor, imagery, rhyme, tone, and simile. Yet, later in the stanza she says "barely daring to breathe or achoo there it shows that Plath was not being protected by her father she in the contrary was being controlled by her father. For a person to not being able to breath near her father shows that her father was a strict being and she was not allowed to do anything that wasn't her father's command. All in all she loved her dad for it showed that she was sad because her father didn't give her enough time to enjoy him as a father, she loved him that much that she compared him to a God. When she said "Ach du" she showed sympathy to his dad and even prayed to God so she could get it him back.
             Plath married a man who resembled her father because she miss him that much that ten years after his funeral, she went to visit him and hope even the remained bones on his body would comfort her.

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