Year: 1978 Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, v.16, no.3, (May-June 1978), p.129-136 SIEC No: 19832800

Sylvia Plath committed suicide rather than succumb to the murderous rage which she felt toward her children. Her critics attribute the surge of power in her poetry in the last 3 yrs of life to “maturity”. All neglected the coincidence of pregnancy & a change in the quality & content of her work. When creativity could no longer confine the massive upsurge of fury as her life became inundated by the demands of poet become mother, Plath died rather than destroy the sanctity of motherhood.