Literature is an important tool in combating stereotypes.  One example is the poet, Sylvia Plath, whose work changed how society viewed the mentally ill.  Click on the link here and select one of her poems that best connects to you.  In the textbox below address the following questions:


  How does the poem you chose challenge the standard stereotype of the mentally ill?


  What stereotypes is Plath addressing within the poem whether directly or indirectly?


.  How does Plath’s poem contribute to or challenge common stereotypes of women? Motherhood?  Gender?