>>7644387 Sylvia wanted an uncomplicated life where a man took care of her and told her what to do. Fascism for her was a desireable patriarchy, since being single meant fending for herself while subjecting herself to the whims of educated men, mostly phonies. She wanted a blue collar man to make her a housewife and exert his control so she didnt have to (badly) control her own life. She was the anti-feminist.
Her mother and father brought her up as an academic paragon. She fuckin wrecked school, straight As, unobtainable scholarships, top tier internships, the feminist dream. But she was also expected to be a housewife and serve in a traditional 50s american role. The dichotomy tore her apart, since she wasnt exactly standing on a firm foundation anyways.
>>7644387 the capital Brute may denote Brutus, implying a betrayal. As to who is betraying whom, I'd say just based on this that it is a self-betrayal, an acceptance of one's own oppressor—this just based on my loose knowledge of her work; I haven't the poem ready to hand.
>>7644758 Throughout Bell Jar she is attracted to imperious no-bullshit men. Her father's death left a hole that her nagging bullshit mother couldnt fill, and she obviously wanted it filled by someone in the drivers seat.
>>7644778 She does specify it's "every woman" who loves a fascist. Also Brutus betrayed Cesar to protect the Roman republic. Does it mean she sees the role of women as usurpers, would-be ones perhaps, that need to be kept at bay?
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