• Wide Sargasso Sea And The Color Purple
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    Problems, along with misery, become apart of life whether you " re willing to accept it or not. For those who have accepted such troubles, have also learned to cope with it one way or another. Antoinette's character in "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Celie's character in "The Color Purple" have both experienced problems with depression, loneliness, violence, inferiority, racism, and self-identity. It is important for such characters as Antoinette and Celie to express their emotions and have a method of ...
  • Marie Antoinette Louis Charles Lafayette
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    ... ow herself on the balcony. Bravely she stepped out and faced them alone. As voices shouted, 'Shoot! Shoot!' the queen bowed her head and curtsied. Then Lafayette joined her, bowed to her, and kissed her hand. He was considered a great hero, and his action impressed the crowd. 'Vive la rein e,' they shouted ('Long live the queen!' ). Since that day the royal family became prisoners of France The Escape The royal family remained imprisoned for years. In 1791 Axel Fersen, Marie Antoinette's r...
  • Marie Antoinette Louis Queen France
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    Born with the name Antonia, Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, 1755. Marie-Antoinette was one of the 16 children of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa, queen of Hungary and Bohemia. She was the youngest and most beautiful daughter of all. Marie Antoinette was brought up believing her destiny was to become queen of France. Marie Antoinette's first child was Marie Therese Charlotte (Madame Royale). Unpopular Queen Marie Antoinette supposedly had numerou...
  • Jane Eyre Rhys Antoinette White
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    How and why are selected canonical texts re-written 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 the North Atlantic Ocean, at the centre of a swirl 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, permanence a...
  • The Mother Land As Mirror Reflections On Identity
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    The Mother (land) as a Mirror: Reflections on Identity in Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea Wide Sargasso Sea is a strangely beautiful and haunting tale of a certain Creole Madwoman locked up in an English attic without a voice and without a past. Jane Eyre provided the inspiration for Rhys novel but the work is not limited to a simple answer to the earlier text. Rhys takes on a multitude of issues concerning the effect of the decaying colonial system onthe Caribbean. Among these concerns is the issue...
  • Marie Antoinette Louis Xvi
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    Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. She was born in 1755 in France and was the daughter of the Great Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa of Austria. Because here parents came from two countries at war with each other, their marriage formed a peace treaty. Marie was very spoiled and grew up with an extravagant lifestyle. She herself became the wife of the next heir to the French throne to further keep the peace. The heir was Louis XVI, who was a very dull a...
  • Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre An
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    How and why are selected canonical texts re-written 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 the North Atlantic Ocean, at the centre of a swirl 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, permanence ...
  • Floral Image Garden Beautiful Tree
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    Wide Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cos way, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation. When she comes of age she is married off to an Englishman, and he takes her away from the only place she has known -- a house with a garden where 'the paths were overgrown and a smell of dead flowers mixed with the fresh living smell. Underneath the tree ferns, tall as forest tree ferns, the light was green. Orchids flourished out of reach or for some reason not to be t...
  • Wide Sargasso Sea Vs Jane Eyre
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    In the novels Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, the theme of loss can be viewed as an umbrella that encompasses the absence of independence, society or community, love, and order in the lives of the two protagonists. They deal with their hardships in diverse ways. However, they both find ways to triumph over their losses and regain their independence. The women in both novels endure a loss of personal freedom, both mental, and physical. Jane Eyre, in her blind inf...
  • Life Affirming Wisdom Within Wide Sargasso Sea
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    AP Literature/Composition Period 08 Life-Affirming Wisdom Within "Wide Sargasso Sea" Encounters with pain and suffering whether mental or physical can often be a debilitating experience. However, through the course of a lifetime, one may develop life-affirming ideals to sustain a desire to live. By using these beliefs and gained knowledge, one may learn to cherish life or stability through emotionally difficult stages. At its inception, wisdom may not be utilized, .".. and you only know a long ...
  • The Truth Behind The Madness Wide Sargasso Sea
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    Defined by the Webster s Dictionary intertextuality means the complex interrelationship between a text and other texts taken as basic of the creation or interpretation of the text. Every author uses intertextuality in their works. This generalization can lead us to the conclusion that no work is original for, in one way or another, it is the product of influences received from the exterior, in some cases the exterior being a previous text. Such is the case of Jean Rhys s novel Wide Sargasso Sea,...
  • Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre
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    Jane Eyre page 199 "I seldom saw her alone, and had very little private conversation with her. A marriage was achieved almost before I knew where I was. Oh, I have no respect for myself when I think of that act! An agony of inward contempt masters me. I never loved, I never esteemed, I did not even know her... I found her nature wholly alien to mine; her tastes obnoxious to me; her cast of mind common, low, narrow, and singularly incapable of being led to anything higher, expanded to anything l...
  • Marie Antoinette French France Louis
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    Biography of Marie Antoinette Marie Jos " ep he Jeanne Antoinette was born on 2 nd November 1795 in Vienna, Austria to the emperor Joseph and empress Maria Therese. Her mother was a very powerful woman, who had about 15 children in total. In 1770, when she was only fourteen, Marie was married off to the French Dauphin (heir to the throne). Before she was married, Marie had to say goodbye to her parents and siblings, some of whom she would never see again, and travel to the Austrian/French border...
  • Marie Antoinette Book Report
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    Marie Antoinette: The Player Queen John Garber Palache (c) 1929 Longman's, Green & Co. Marie Antoinette, born Maria Antonia in Vienna, Austria, was the youngest and favorite daughter of Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa. They were the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire. Marie was brought up in the hope that she might one day be queen of France. She married the French dauphin in 1770. Four years later, he became King Louis XVI, and Marie became queen. The young queen was lively and extravagant. T...
  • Alexander Cosway Antoinette Rochester Christophine
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    Antoinette - The daughter of ex-slave owners and the story's principal character, based on the madwoman Bertha from Charlotte Bront"e's gothic novel Jane Eyre. Antoinette is a sensitive and lonely young Creole girl who grows up with neither her mother's love nor her peers' companionship. In a convent school as a young woman, Antoinette becomes increasingly introspective and isolated, showing the early signs of her inherited emotional fragility. Her arranged marriage to an unsympathetic and contr...