Esther's Role Versions in The Bell JarDuring Plath's novel, The Bells Jar, Esther Greenwood has trouble selecting who she wants to end up being. Her hunt for an personality leads her to look at her female function models. These types of women aren't ideal in her eye. Although they represent a part of what she their self wants to be, Esther finds it impossible to make the decision which one the girl with to become. Jay Cee, Mrs. Willard, Philomena Guinea, her mother..