For most adolescents, the adulthood period is challenging and painful. For Esther Greenwood, in “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath, however, the start of this adulthood is terrifying and life-threatening. While Esther is trying to find meaning in her life, noticing the differences between herself and her friends, she contemplates suicide as well as making several unsuccessful attempts to end her life. This is extremely difficult for Esther. She isn’t going through a tough life and needs to go through it with someone. Talking to a doctor was what she did. She had shock treatments. Her mother was very content about it.