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Comparison of Introductions of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

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Maisie Harrison

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Transcript of Comparison of Introductions of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

Comparison between the introduction of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea Maisie Harrison Structural Similarities Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre Theme establishment http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Eyre-Penguin-Popular-Classics/dp/0140620117#reader_0140620117 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wide-Sargasso-Sea-Jean-Rhys/dp/0140818030/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357820006&sr=1-2#reader_0140818030

http://www.crossref-it.info/textguide/Wide-Sargasso-Sea/29/1922

http://www.crossref-it.info/textguide/Jane-Eyre/9/0 Nature Role of gender in society Loneliness Genre and Style Romantic Modernist * non-specific, eclectic style
* imagination and fantasy key
* sentimentality * new subject matter or perspective
* portrayal of unconscious mind
* stream of consciousness
* disrupt structure autobiographical Why and how are there differences and similarities? Wide Sargasso Sea 'The Jamaican ladies had never approved of my mother, 'because she was pretty like pretty self'' 'She was my father's second wife' However, to what extent are the characters representative of all women in society? '...'let me alone' After I knew that she talked aloud to herself I was a little afraid of her.' 'So I spent most of my time in the kitchen which was in an outbuilding some way off. Christopine slept in the little room next to it.' 'The girls from the bayside who sometimes helped with the washing and cleaning were terrified of her' ''She was your father's wedding present to me - one of his presents [...] I don't know how old she is now. Does it matter?'' Jane Eyre 'Bessie sometimes narrated on winter evenings when she chanced to be in good humor [...] fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads.' 'When evening came she sang to me if she was in the mood. [...] Her songs were not like Jamaican songs, and she was not like the other women.' 'John had not much affection for his mother and sisters [...] the terror he inspired [...] and Mrs Reed was blind and deaf on the subject.' '[John] '...you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg and not to live here with gentlemen's children like us...' Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre like a Turk solitary left empty 'orchids flourished out of reach' I walked with a zombie: 1. Genre
2. Structure
3. Theme 'clouds so sombre' '"...be seated somewhere and until you can speak pleasantly, remain silent"' 'We had been wandering indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning" People's names and anecdotes 'A breakfast room adjoined the dining room, [...] I mounted into the window-seat' marooned abandoned forgotten shrined in double retirement Jane Eyre Wide Sargasso Sea
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