How do Esther's impression of Dr. Gordon and his office make her feel in The Bell Jar?

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It is interesting that Dr. Gordon treats Esther in a way that does not direct and does not tell her what she must do. However, Esther wants to be given a diagnosis and to be told what is wrong with her. In addition, she "hates" Dr. Gordon as soon as she walks into the office because he is "conceited" and because of the picture of his wife and children. The fact that Esther finds him attractive does not help, either. Yet note how Esther...

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