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    Critical approaches to Wide Sargasso Sea » Contemporary critical assessments Modernist approachesFeminist approachesPsychoanalytical criticismPost-colonial approachesChallenging European cultural supremacyA revised perspectivePost-colonial approaches and ChristophineHistoricist approaches Modernist approaches These tend to avoid racial and political commentary on the novel. They focus instead on such aspects of form as:  Jean Rhys’ pared down style Her interest in representing the inner

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    impression of isolation and madness in the opening pages of the ‘wide Sargasso sea’?’ In the opening of the ‘wide Sargasso sea’‚ Jean Rhys automatically gives the reader a nascent impression of isolation and madness. This quote‚ ‘too young for him they thought’‚ foreshadows the isolation of the family from the society‚ it clearly shows that Antoinette’s family are segregated. The quote ‘one calm evening he shot his dog‚ swam out to sea and was gone forever’‚ tells us the extent of madness and insanity

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    Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre intertwined In Wide Sargasso Sea‚ author Jean Rhys uses intertextuality to tell the story of Antoinette Mason. Intertexuality is when an author bases their book/novel off of another text. In this case‚ Wide Sargasso Sea is shaped from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and it elaborates on the character of Bertha‚ who is Antoinette Mason in Rhys’ novel. By reading Wide Sargasso Sea we are enlightened on things in Jane Eyre that Bronte does not tell us about or elaborate

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    In the second part of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea‚ the reader gains a new perspective on the narrative as the story begins to switch between Mr. Rochester and Antoinette’s viewpoints. Through variations in diction and syntax‚ Rhys distinguishes between Rochester and Antoinette’s voices in “Part Two” of the novel. The second part of the novel begins in Mr. Rochester’s point of view. There is a noticeable deviation in diction and syntax in Mr. Rochester’s voice from Antoinette’s earlier narration

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    In this paper‚ I suggest that Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys) is a postmodern book. The foundation of my analysis is the definition of Modernism as defined by M.H Abrams in his Glossary of Literary Terms. I am especially interested in Abrams definition and interpretation of his key term involving narrative discontinuity in Part One of the novel. Abrams defines Modernism in The Glossary of Literary Terms as “The term is used to identify what is considered to be most distinctive in concepts‚ sensibility

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    Wide Sargasso Sea as a Prequel Jane Eyre Plot Summary Jane Eyre is a young orphan being raised by Mrs. Reed‚ her cruel‚ wealthy aunt. A servant named Bessie provides Jane with some of the few kindnesses she receives‚ telling her stories and singing songs to her. One day‚ as punishment for fighting with her bullying cousin John Reed‚ Jane’s aunt imprisons Jane in the red-room‚ the room in which Jane’s Uncle Reed died. While locked in‚ Jane‚ believing that she sees her uncle’s ghost‚ screams and faints

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    In the very beginning of part 2 of Wide Sargasso Sea‚ on page 60‚ the point of view has been changed from the young Antoinette‚ to the grown Mr. Rochester who recently wed Antoinette. After their wedding in Jamaica‚ they are on what seems like an endless journey to their destination‚ which is the grim and tropical town of Massacre‚ where they plan to take their honeymoon. The diction Jean Rhys uses to describe certain aspects of the town have a very interesting underlying tone of gloominess and eeriness

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    AP Literature 10/29/12 Deriving Antoinette’s Insanity In the novel‚ Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys‚ one of the main characters goes through emotional chaos. That character’s name is Antoinette. She grew up in Jamaica in a rich family. After her brother Pierre died‚ her mother went crazy. Later on in the book‚ Antoinette goes crazy as well. Some critics believe that Antoinette’s madness is heredity. I disagree with that critique. The primary source of Antoinette’s madness is from the

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    Wide Sargasso Sea‚ by Jean Rhys makes great use of subconscious dream. Rhys writes that Antoinette’s dreams are intertwined with reality‚ making the story more difficult for the reader to follow. Antoinette struggles with her emotions‚ not fully understanding what is real or just a dream. Antoinette’s reoccurring dream‚ which becomes increasingly decipherable‚ manifests from her inability to express her emotions. Each dreams is a crucial moment from her life; she struggles to maintain her sanity

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    Outline Thesis statement: the interpretation of the content of the three dreams and the analysis of the function of them in Wide Sargasso Sea. I. Introduction The three dreams of Antoinette‚ the heroine in Wide Sargasso Sea‚ serve as a significant role throughout the novel. This essay aims at interpreting the context of the three dreams and analyzing the function of them. II. Body: A. the interpretation of the underlying content of the three dreams 1. The theory of symbolism 2

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