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5 chart of madness

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  • 1. Wide Sargasso Sea Structure Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  • 2. LITB4: Independent Reading Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  • 3. Learning AimsWe are learning to...• Select and explain quotations from the novel• Evaluate the language and structure from a feminist perspectiveS4L: Resourcefulness and independence Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  • 4. Think back to our first lesson on WomenWhat are the characteristics of an ideal and non-ideal woman? Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  • 5. Think back to our first lesson on WomenWhat are the characteristics of an ideal and non-ideal woman?Does Antoinette have these characteristics? Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  • 6. Themes and Possible focuses in Wide Sargasso Sea• Divided worlds • Identity• Men and women • Abandonment• Madness • Safety/insecurity• Social hierarchy • Religion• Money and wealth • Alien cultures• Race • Control• Marriage • Victims/dominators• Parent/child relationship • Moral blindness• Entrapment/imprisonment • Symbolic• Power/powerlessness meaning/significant places
  • 7. Themes and Possible focuses in Wide Sargasso Sea• Divided worlds • Identity• Men and women • Abandonment• Madness • Safety/insecurity• Social hierarchy • Religion• Money and wealth • Alien cultures• Race • Control• Marriage • Victims/dominators• Parent/child relationship • Moral blindness• Entrapment/imprisonment • Symbolic• Power/powerlessness meaning/significant places
  • 8. The Link Between Womanhood, Enslavement and Madness... Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  • 9. Plot a chart of Antoinette’s madness Select quotes to back this up...Madness Remember, Part 1 and 2 will overlap Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  • 10. Structure - subverts the patriarchal norms. Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  • 11. JR intended that WSS should stand alone as a novel in its own right to challenge the patriarchal norms of the literary canon.The shifts in narrative voice, place and time give the text a complexity that contrasts with the linear form of the nineteenth century novel. Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  • 12. This experimentation of voice gives an exploration of the unconscious; the modern and post-modern devices of fragmentation as well as drawing on Romantic notions of passion and the supernatural .WSS has been seen as an experiment in modernist techniques, a powerful example of a feminist rewriting of a novel to become one of the most famous prequels in English Literature. WSS gives a voice to the marginalised ‘Bertha’ in JE and transforms the tragic ending into a kind of triumphant heroism. Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  • 13. The characteristically modern anxieties present in Wide Sargasso Sea results in a female protagonist who, although existing in roughly the same time period as Jane and experiencing much of the same challenges, represents a much more modern conception of a woman. Charlotte Brontës Jane Eyre and Jean Rhyss Wide Sargasso Sea can each be seen as feminist texts when considering their social and historical context, but Wide Sargasso Sea presents a more post-modern form of feminism which takes into account the complexity of male- female interaction to find that efforts to transcend deep-set gender norms are nearly hopeless. Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  • 14. WSS then perhaps takes a bleak view of the complexity of male-female interaction. In WSS women are unable to transcend the oppression of patriarchal society. Antoinette can never have a sense of security or happiness: she is defenceless. She doesnt protect herself from her mother, who she knows in unloving, and goes to her with love only to be rejected again. This situation is repeated later when she asks Rochester if he loves her, knowing that he doesn’t, to which he replies, ‘No. I Powerpoint Templates do not.’ (scrbd) Page 14