To overcome her turmoil she married a man in black with a Meinkampf look, this suggests that her dependence on a father has been transferred to the surrogate father. As a leading instigator of death in the concentration camp gas chambers, the SS Lieutenant-Colonel became notorious as the 'desk-murderer'.
This conflict is examined in lines of "Daddy" in which Plath compares the damage her father caused to that of her husband And the language obscene Trying to talk to her father was dangerous and painful, like sticking your tongue in a trap. The speaker, Plath creates a figurative image of her father using varied metaphors to describe her relationship with him.
It can be noted that reading tittle, the tone the poem might express would be of the love of a child towards their father but it is totally the second side of a coin.
And her aim was true, for if anything Plath wrote damaged Ted Hughes for posterity, "Daddy" is it After all, this is the same persona who in an earlier poem spends her hours attempting to reconstruct the broken pieces of her 'colossus' father.
In the poem, this suicide attempt is a catalyst for action. He can lie back in readiness. You died before I had time—— Marble-heavy, a bag full of God, Ghastly statue with one gray toe Big as a Frisco seal And a head in the freakish Atlantic Where it pours bean green over blue In the waters off beautiful Nauset.
The juxtaposition of innocence and pain emphasizes both. It is a notorious poem, the one once compared to "Guernica" by George Steiner. The narrator isn't fooled.