In Line 13 of Poppies in July, Plath refers to "in this glass capsule". Could anyone help me with a meaning behind this please or even a link to some notes? Some ideas I've had are the "glass capsule" could be that she is on display in a glass capsule and everyone is judging her or the "glass capsule refers to the capsule that the drugs come in. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks
My teacher said its similar to a coffin like the one in snow white, which suggests she has masochistic or suicidal tendencies
For me, it shows how vulnerable she was. She was trapped in a capsule that like glass could break leaving disastrous consequences? Some say it means represents her isolation from the world aswell.
I thought that the whole poem kind of revolved around drugs as methadone comes from poppies. So the understanding i got from glass capsule was that it referred to a drug.