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    ‘Jamaican mad women’ rather than just a mad woman. She uses the three factors to give the story meaning. By having more than one narrator as well as racial, gender, and cultural identity, it sets an impact on the story to give it more originality. “ In Wide Sargasso Sea, the young blacks call Antoinette “ white cockroach” and “white nigger,” epithets for Euro-Creole woman…

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    Antoinette Cosway, the protagonist of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, is depicted as a lunatic in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. However, in contrast to Charlotte Brontë’s interpretation of Antoinette, Jean Rhys goes out of her way to prove that Antoinette's physical surroundings are what make her act the way she does, thus allowing others to perceive her as a madwoman. It is clear that isolation from society, a loveless marriage, and being forced to leave Jamaica in favor of living in a foreign…

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    In Wide Sargasso Sea, the main protagonist, Antoinette, is portrayed as weak and dependent on men, causing her to lose all financial stability and independence eventually leading to her downfall. Throughout the course of the novel, Antoinette is unable to overcome the oppression of her gender and marriage with Rochester, leaving her powerless. Upon looking through a feminist lens, author Jean Rhys condemns the text by emphasizing the difficulties women faced when attempting to attain success in…

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    The combination of the novels Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, highlight the significance that perspective has on the development of a narration. Jane Eyre depicts Bertha Rochester as a lunatic without explaining how she becomes crazy; however, Wide Sargasso Sea justifies her by exposing the reader to the torture Mr. Rochester puts her through that leads to her insanity. Analyzing the differences between the two novels, specifically the change of Bertha’s…

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    Liberty and confinement in the hauntological Central to the realm of the hauntological within Wide Sargasso Sea is its ability to embrace many truths. As Antoinette asserts to Rochester, “there is always the other side, always” (Rhys 2000, 82). The realm of the hauntological within Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea is both constraining as well as liberating. The hauntological realm allows for the removal of Antoinette from the repressive structures Rochester exercises on her to, in order to discover her…

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    Vincent Gaddis used the word “Bermuda Triangle” for the first time on an article in 1964. Most writers refer to the Bermuda’s Triangle as the “Vortex of Doom” because of its tragic events. It first became a legend when, in 1918 a USA cargo ship disappeared with over 300 men. “Only God and the sea know what happened to the great ship,” U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson later said. In 1941 two Cyclops’ sister ships vanished as well. In 1945, five US Navy bombers were crossing the area and the…

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    Two major themes of Wide Sargasso Sea are identity and image. Throughout Jean Rhys’s book, the identity of Antoinette, her mother, Annette, and every other character introduced are questioned either by themselves or another person. The book also narrates the growth of Antoinette and the finding, shaping, and losing of her identity. Many characters in Wide Sargasso Sea are concerned with how other people view them, and continually mock, make up, and misunderstand other people's images, while…

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    The Bermuda Triangle, also known as “The Devil’s Triangle” is an area in the Western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where hundreds of planes and ships have mysteriously disappeared. It covers approximately 500,000 square miles of the ocean. The three points of the triangle include Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Bermuda Islands. Many of the ships and planes that have passed through are said to have encountered strange occurrences or severe weather. Most ships and planes that disappear in the…

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    Tanveer Talokder E1 What is explanation for the Bermuda Triangle Electronic Fog? The Bermuda Triangle is a region of the north-western Atlantic Ocean, which is also known as the Devil’s Triangle. Its three vertices are located at Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, according to Gaddis, V. (1964). A number of aircrafts and ships have disappeared mysteriously in this region. A lot of theories have been suggested, in order to solve those mysterious disappearances. One famous incident involving the…

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    This prequel was able to twist and distort the point of view of “Jane Eyre” by giving life to Bertha Mason who is known as Antoinette Cosway in “Wide Sargasso Sea”. She was depicted as a crazy Creole woman whom was married to a man named Rochester. She was locked up in an attic by Rochester, but she eventually escapes to her own death. In “Wide Sargasso Sea” we learn about the life of Antoinette Cosway, from her youth all the way to her assumed end. Rhys was able to tell Antoinette’s side of the…

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