Essays Tagged: "Wide Sargasso Sea"

Jean Rhys Novel

an intolerant society. While more of an underlying theme, the character's racial inner struggles in Wide Sargasso Sea represent a significance to the story's overall flavor and intensity, being that A ... eally, and why is she having such a difficult time coming to terms with her true identity?In Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette is perpetually faced with having to deal with her racial obscurity. No ...

(1 pages) 102 0 3.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Give a critical appreciation of Part One of Wide Sargasso Sea. General analysis of Part one.

In the first section of Wide Sargasso Sea, we encounter Antoinette as a child. We witness in vivid detail, the events of her ... rest of society, while at the same time, trapping her within it.Narrated by Antoinette, Part One of Wide Sargasso Sea explores her childhood at Coulibri (their estate) after the death of her father, A ...

(7 pages) 106 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Wide Sargasso Sea And Nature

ith the places where they spend most of their childhood. This issue is clearly seen in "Jean Rhys", Wide Sargasso Sea. The protagonist, Antoinette, finds comfort in her own homeland, Windward Islands. ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Wide Sargasso Sea Landscape & identity

tory, a story of it's past, and the past of everything that surrounds it. In the postcolonial novel Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, the Caribbean landscape is used as an agent to be interpreted by tw ...

(6 pages) 89 1 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

It is and anaylsis of Charlotte Bronte Jane eyre and Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea

1.Discuss three ways in which Wide Sargasso Sea is a rewriting of Jane Eyre? What do you think is Jean Rhys reasons for re-writing ... Eyre? (Quoting from the author's letters where she discusses this issue will earn you extra points).Wide Sargasso Sea written by Jean Rhys shows a similarity of Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bront&eu ... ows a similarity of Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë. There are a lot parallelisms in the Wide Sargasso Sea that shows that Jane Eyre was a direct source for its writing. The reason behind R ...

(5 pages) 104 1 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

"Prose fiction has its dramatic moments." A critique of "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys

mpt this question, I shall use specific examples from the Caribbean work of fiction, "Wide Sargasso Sea", which was written by Jean Rhys. I agree with this statement to a ...

(4 pages) 104 1 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Wide Sargasso sea: Changing ways

Changing WaysJean Rhys wrote Wide Sargasso Sea between 1945 and 1966. Critic Elizabeth Nunez-Harrell writes in "The Paradoxes of ... ind out who she is, we are lead to believe that it is all her fault that she is a mad women. But in Wide Sargasso Sea, we see that Antoinette was not that way. She has faced many difficulties through ... cepted by neither white nor black society.Lambach 3Antoinette's husband remains nameless throughout Wide Sargasso Sea, but is easily identified as Rochester from Brontes "Jane Eyre". Realizing now tha ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Report on The 19th century By Erik Nystrom

has an ambiguous racial background and it has become the subject of debates regarding Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. In either book the actual lineage of Bertha's ancestry is probably J ... force willing to move from the country to the city. This was a main factor as well as the spread of widely available printed materials. Simple literacy could not enable the exchange of information and ...

(3 pages) 57 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys.

rewriting. As a book that adopts the perspective of a marginalised and exoticised literary figure, "Wide Sargasso Sea" promotes an awareness of multiple & simultaneous viewpoints as it struggles a ... , adopting narrative, temporal, and aesthetic schemes that reflect a cultural and racial pluralism."Wide Sargasso Sea" unpicks and mocks language by which the powerful keep control, transcending the c ...

(3 pages) 82 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the ways in which your chosen texts (Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea") exploit the traditions and conventions of their genre both formally and in terms of content.

I have chosen to base my answer to this question on "Wide Sargasso Sea" by JeanRhys and "Pygmalion" by G.B Shaw. Both authors were aware of the tradition ... duce what would have been a fairly groundbreaking production for his time.I will now consider Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea which was first published in 1966, itrelates however to a much older tale. Rhys fo ... reole in the attic, as 'so distorted' Jean Rhys, Penguin, that it prompted her to write this novel. Wide Sargasso Sea tells the story of Bertha Mason, known as Antoinette in Rhys' novel. It traces her ...

(7 pages) 205 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Wide Sargasso Sea": The theme of rejection

Rejection is an important theme throughout the novel.Many instances of rejection in Wide Sargasso Sea occur firstly when Antoinette approaches her mother in Part I to try to sooth her ... munity possesses a low-lying antagonism to white people, and desperately want to get rid of them.In Wide Sargasso Sea the theme of rejection is used very often, to highlight the inter-racial relations ... he era of white supremacy, and reacted to the remnants of the past.Sources/Bibliography:Rhys, Jean- Wide Sargasso Seahttp://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/worldlit/caribbean/rhys.htmhttp://www.sparknotes.com/lit/sargasso/

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"Pygmalion" and "Wide Sargasso Sea" essentially project a patriarchal society, where the female succumbs and the male prevails" Do you agree with this statement?

The play, "Pygmalion" and the novel "Wide Sargasso Sea" are texts distinct in genre types but both exhibiting feminist perspectives with ... eader does not really experience the feel of a patriarchal society in the play.We shall now analyse Wide Sargasso Sea to see if the novel portrays the same idea for its main characters. The characters ... ies-Myths and Conventions, Block 5.2.Shaw, B. (2000) Pygmalion, Penguin Classics.3.Jean, Rhys (2000)Wide Sargasso Sea, Penguin Classics

(8 pages) 84 0 4.3 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Quest for Racial Identity in Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea"

iscourse. How people of different races get along and what prejudices they hold are major themes in Wide Sargasso Sea. The novel is a postcolonial re-writing of Jane Eyre, in which Jane Rhys explores ... white or black people. As a "white nigger" Antoinette is further separated from her mother who has widen the gulf between her and her daughter.Antoinette's main desire in this novel is to belong ,whe ...

(13 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Bertha In Jane Eyre

e. Jean Rhys after reading Jane Eyre wrote a response to it to tell Bertha's story, which she named Wide Sargasso Sea. Although the readers' perceptions of the character Bertha (as she is known in Jan ... rceptions of the character Bertha (as she is known in Jane Eyre) and Antoinette (as she is known in Wide Sargasso Sea) are different it is due to the strategies used by both Rhys and Bronte to manipul ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Charlotte brontes jane eyre an

tten by female authors? Answer with close reference to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.The Sargasso Sea is a relatively still sea, lying within the south-west zone of th ... l of warm ocean currents. Metaphorically, for Jean Rhys, it represented an area of calm, within the wide division between England and the West Indies. Within such an area, a sense of stability, perman ...

(13 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Search For Knowledge In Wide Sargasso Sea

In the novel Wide Sargasso Sea, both the young woman, Antoinette Cosway, and the prideful man, Rochester, look fo ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Search For Knowledge In Wide Sargasso Sea

In the novel Wide Sargasso Sea, both the young woman, Antoinette Cosway, and the prideful man, Rochester, look fo ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Search For Knowledge In Wide Sargasso Sea

In the novel Wide Sargasso Sea, both the young woman, Antoinette Cosway, and the prideful man, Rochester, look fo ...

(2 pages) 786 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Search For Knowledge In Wide Sargasso Sea

In the novel Wide Sargasso Sea, both the young woman, Antoinette Cosway, and the prideful man, Rochester, look fo ...

(2 pages) 392 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Jane Eyre

; this leads the detriment of the female physic causing her emotional and mental trauma. Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (1847) illustrates the plight of women tra ... men were "subversive to patriarchy (Gordon, 31). In the marriage of Antoinette and Mr. Rochester in Wide sarragaso Sea , the play of economic power and dominance is very clear. As in one scene, Antoin ...

(8 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature