Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea AS Revision. I have got my English Literature GCE (resit) exam on Friday, and so I decided that I would make a blog-post about it as a revision aid for myself and for anyone studying the topic.
My apologies if there’s gaps, I am basically just throwing in information I need to remember and/or I find particularly interesting. Therefore anything I think is obvious will almost definitely be missing. Context: Jane Eyre Bildungsroman (coming of age novel)Romanticism (wanderlust, symbolism, nature, romantic heroes)Gothic (supernatural, hero, madness, ‘haunted’ estate)Charlotte Bronte1840′s- social classes, pre-women’s movement, no compulsory educationHelen Burns’s death from recalls the deaths of Charlotte Brontë’s sisters Elizabeth and Maria, who died of tuberculosis as a result of the conditions at their schoolMr.
Wide Sargasso sea Post-colonialismJean Rhys1966 Themes Religion Religious Figures: Helen BurnsMr BrocklehurstSt John Rivers (See Characters for a better description) Social Class Gender Inequality Death: Caribbean culture and history » Wide Sargasso Sea Study Guide from Crossref-it.info. The naming of the West Indies Wide Sargasso Sea is set on two Caribbean islands, Jamaica and a ‘honeymoon island'.
This is not named but is very like Dominica, where Jean Rhys was born. These are just two from an archipelago of islands grouped together as the ‘West Indies' or ‘Caribbean'. The term ‘West Indies' reflects the mistake attributed to the explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492. On sighting the Bahamas, he believed he had found the goal of his exploration, ‘the Indies' or Asia, reached by sailing westwards from Europe. However, the naming of these islands serves as a useful starting point for a brief account of the history of the area as it relates to understanding Wide Sargasso Sea.
Columbus took possession of the Bahamas for Spain and renamed it San Salvador. Colonial ownership The Caribbean came to be called ‘the cockpit of Europe' as other colonial powers, particularly Britain and France, fought with Spain over possession of individual islands. Unique locations Jamaica Dominica. Historical Context Wide Sargasso Sea. Wide Sargasso Sea - White Cockroach. Wide sargasso sea. Creole Identity WSS. Wide Sargasso Sea Study Guide by LitCharts. Get literature in a whole new way with the LitCharts study guide to Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.
Started by the guys who created SparkNotes back in the distant past, LitCharts are made for today’s students. Brief Biography of Jean Rhys Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams was born in 1890 to a Welsh doctor and a Creole woman of Scots ancestry on the Caribbean island of Dominica, then a British colony. At sixteen she was sent to England, where she studied to be an actress. Williams struggled in her studies with being ostracized for her Caribbean heritage and accent, and eventually was taken out of school because her instructors deemed her unable to rid herself of the West Indies accent that would prevent her from gaining significant stage roles. WSSQuestions. Wide Sargasso Sea (1993), Nathaniel Parker. Revising Wide Sargasso Sea.
Identity in Wide Sargasso Sea. Character of Antoinette PwP (DR) Wide Sargasso Sea Exploring Christophine. Wide Sargasso Sea Setting. WideSargassoSea Context. Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea (Opening) The novel is a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s famous 1847 novel Jane Eyre.
It is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a white Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in the Caribbean to her unhappy marriage to a certain English gentleman—he is never named by the author—who soon renames her, declares her mad and then requires her to relocate to England. Caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she belongs neither to the white Europeans nor the black Jamaicans, Rhys’s novel re-imagines Brontë’s devilish ‘madwoman in the attic’.
As with many postcolonial works, the novel deals largely with the themes of racial inequality and the harshness of displacement and assimilation. Author: Jean Rhys (1890-1979)Date: 1966Title: The Sargasso Sea is a region in the Atlantic Ocean near the Caribbean. It is often portrayed as an area of mystery because ships were historically becalmed there and the great amounts of sargassum seaweed was said to pull ships down. Source: Wikipedia. Opening WSS. Part III – Thornfield Hall.
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