'The Bloody Chamber' and proxemics - Edda

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'The Bloody Chamber' and proxemics - Edda

  1. 1. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
  2. 2. • Angela Carter (7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992) was an English novelist and journalist About the Author
  3. 3. The Bloody Chamber • Anthology of ten short stories all based on fairy tales • First published in the UK in 1979
  4. 4. Characters • All except one are female protagonists • Sexually liberated • The heroines become indistinguishable
  5. 5. Themes • Female identity • Coming of age • ‘Oppressed female seeking liberation’
  6. 6. Context • No clear social or historical context as there is a mix of old folk tales in a modern setting
  7. 7. Critical Response • The Bloody Chamber has received heavy praise and attention from numerous critics • The anthology is also frequently taught and studied in university literature courses
  8. 8. Archetype • a very typical model or perfect example of a certain person or thing. Ingénue ‘Bad boy’
  9. 9. Proxemics • studying distances between actors on stage, which indicate the relationships between characters. A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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