Research

To answer some of the questions we have raised we began to turn to poetry to convey a message throughout our film.

Our film displays a paradox we have contrasted the joys of life such as birth with the depressive nature of existing in the world. We began to research poetry by Sylvia Plath that depicted her views on life. We decided we would take parts of her poems and play them over our imagery to create a clear contrast and give a lasting aftermath effect to the audience of “what is the purpose of our individual life”

“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” – bell jar

blood x3 – Uttering nothing but blood—
Taste it, dark red (childless woman)

foetus-“To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.” – bell jar

and if my stomach would contract
because of some explicable phenomenon
such as pregnancy or constipation(APRIL 18)

The womb
Rattles its pod, the moon
Discharges itself from the tree with nowhere to go.(CHILDLESS WOMAN)

bubbles frozen- Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in.(tulips)

popping balloons- Invisible air drifts,
Giving a shriek and pop
When attacked, then scooting to rest, barely trembling.
Rueful, most vexed, that tender skin
Should accept so fell a wound (BUCOLICS)

eggs- But they pulled me out of the sack,
And they stuck me together with

The white hive is snug as a virgin,
Sealing off her brood cells (THE BEE MEETING)

baby swimming- But I didn’t know how to cook, and babies depressed me.(THE BABYSITTERS)
I am nude as a chicken neck (THE BEE MEETING)

fish born- How her body opens and shuts (ALL APPEARANCE)

clam – “The silence drew off, baring the pebbles and shells and all the tatty wreckage of my life.” (bell jar)
Bares its low lintel to corroding weathers:
Across the jut of ochreous rock (DEPARTURE)

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