The Initiation

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  • Flashback
  • "There had been a silence. a slight crunching sound, and then she had felt the cold, sLimy egg-white flattening and spreading on her head and sliding down her neck." (Plath 2)
  • Introduction
  • "There really was no doubt now that she would get in. She could not think of anyone who had ever been invited into the high school sorority and failed to get through initiation time." (Plath 2)
  • Imagery
  • "The basement room was dark and warm, like the inside of a sealed jar" (Plath 1)
  • Plath begins the story by having Millicent sitting on a woodpile and getting an egg cracked over her head. It is later revealed that this is a flashback when she ends up in the same place at the end of the story
  • Symbol
  • Plath introduces the setting, character, and situation
  • Simile
  • "It was as if she had been sitting for years in a pavilion outside a dance floor, looking in through the windows at the golden interior, with the lights clear and the air like honey, wistfully watching the couples waltzing to the never-ending music, laughing in pairs and groups together, no one alone."(Plath 3)
  • Plath describe the basement as the inside of a dark and warm sealed jar. This gives the basement a musty and tight feeling.
  • Theme
  • Plath uses a Heather birds to symbolize Millicent as an individual who does not join the sorority because she is free and can do her own thing. Plath then uses Sparrows to symbolize Millicent as a girl who joins the sorority and can't think for herself and just follows along.
  • "Heatherbirds live on the mythological moors and fly about all day long, singing wild and sweet in the sun." (Plath 8)
  • Plath uses this simile to show how Millicent feels outside of the story versus how she imagines it to be inside of the sorority
  • The theme of the story is to be like by yourself rather than others
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