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Pearltrees Extension. The Reproof of Curiosity: Carter’s revision of Bluebeard. By Rosemary Moore Department of English University of Adelaide Carter repeatedly declared her interest in the myth of woman and the construction of sexuality.

The Reproof of Curiosity: Carter’s revision of Bluebeard

In 1979 her interests coincided in the publication of two different but related works, The Bloody Chamber and The Sadeian Woman. Sade’s attempt to demythologize motherhood and femininity was therefore in her mind as she was revising Perrault’s classic fairy tales and he became the model for Bluebeard. Since pornography and religion have informed men’s phantasies about women his work is integral to Carter’s interrogation of the Western imagination in pursuit of demythologizing woman. Carter rewrites Bluebeard from the point of view of his fourth wife, an impecunious young pianist with a belief in romance. The Bloody Chamber depends for its interpretation on stories that have shaped Western culture and identity. We do not have access to Bluebeard’s mind in the original story. Carter’s Bluebeard is not liberatory by intention. Angela Carter, Gothic literature and The Bloody Chamber.

The Bloody Chamber is a collection of modern fairy tales, many of which incorporate elements of Gothic literature.

Angela Carter, Gothic literature and The Bloody Chamber

Greg Buzwell traces the Gothic influence on Carter's stories, from the Marquis de Sade to Edgar Allan Poe. Introduction Like every great author of Gothic fiction, Angela Carter was blessed with an intensely vivid and extremely dark imagination. Gothic imagery permeates all of her work but nowhere more so than in The Bloody Chamber (1979), a collection of tales that delights in moonlit forests, graveyards, isolated castles, locked rooms, guttering candles and the howling of wolves in the night. The stories in The Bloody Chamber primarily have their origins in fairy tales, but Carter gave these old and much-loved narratives a radical twist, providing a feminist perspective to stories in which the female characters were young, demure and helpless or else old, haggard and witch-like.

Influences and inspirations. Slavery in America - Black History. The South would reach the breaking point the following year, when Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln was elected as president.

Slavery in America - Black History

Within three months, seven southern states had seceded to form the Confederate States of America; four more would follow after the Civil War (1861-65) began. Though Lincoln’s antislavery views were well established, the central Union war aim at first was not to abolish slavery, but to preserve the United States as a nation. Abolition became a war aim only later, due to military necessity, growing anti-slavery sentiment in the North and the self-emancipation of many African Americans who fled enslavement as Union troops swept through the South. Five days after the bloody Union victory at Antietam in September 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary emancipation proclamation, and on January 1, 1863, he made it official that “slaves within any State, or designated part of a State…in rebellion,…shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

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Early American Railroads

The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. With their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to a country only 50 years old. Over the next 50 years, America would come to see magnificent bridges and other structures on which trains would run, awesome depots, ruthless rail magnates and the majesty of rail locomotives crossing the country. The railroad was first developed in Great Britain. A man named George Stephenson successfully applied the steam technology of the day and created the world's first successful locomotive.

This stereograph of the Central Pacific Railroad would have appeared three-dimensional when viewed through special glasses. THE IDEA OF PROGRESS..How the train transformed the United States. 2014 LELE3.

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