The year the war began Sylvia Plath was in the fifth grade. She dreamt that she would be able to fly one day and go on adventures with Superman, her idol.
Superman, my hero!!
She was invited to Paula Brown's birthday party where she was exposed to a form of injustice in the world.She is so traumatized that she vomits out ice cream and cake,symbolising her cross from childhood to adulthood.
I didn't do it, I swear
Sylvia is than exposed to another form of injustice as she is wrongfully accused of pushing Paula Brown into an oil slick
You did it, You did it!!
How could we let this happen?
What has Sylvia done to Paula. You should be ashamed
There is no way to change the story. I didn't do it!
Sylvia's uncle asks her to confess to him about the incident. Sylvia tells the truth but her uncle does not believe her.
You don't have to be afraid. Tell us what really happened
Superman will not save me anymore...
Sylvia feels alone in the world as she faces her on injustice. She crosses from her childlike beliefs of the world to the harsh realities.
We will buy Paula a new snowsuit anyway. In 5 years no one will know the diffrence.