‘The Bloody Chamber’, the characters and elements of gothic
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The genre of gothic literature contains both elements of horror and romance, with an innocent female, a powerful male (usually the quintessential villain), as well as themes to do with the supernatural as key features included in the novel. In this chapter, elements of the gothic begin in the very title of the book: the […]

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“The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter Narrative
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After having read the passage several times, it is comprehensible that the evident meaning of it is what she (the young woman about to marry) feels, thinks and experiences in this new phase of her life. The themes are the ones of apparent love, which suggests that the proceedings in this passage are only superficial […]

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Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber
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Traditionally, women would marry a man chosen for them or for money, security or convenience. In such patriarchal societies, women were inferior to men and marriages lacked equality, with women having no power or rights. Alongside this came the repression of female sexuality; women were apparently incapable of experiencing sexual desire and the stereotype of […]

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“The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter
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“With close reference to one of the tales, discuss how Carter draws upon and subverts conventions of the fairy tale”Usually fairy tales are told to children to teach them a moral lesson in life or as is mostly the case, help them tell the difference between good and bad. Angela Carter is someone known to […]

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There is a rich and compelling force of the writing of Angela Carter which effectively suspends our disbelief in her subject matter
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There is a rich and compelling force of the writing of Angela Carter, which effectively suspends our disbelief in her subject matter. Discuss.Carter was a notable promoter of magic realism, who added into it Gothic themes, violence, and eroticism. She utilized throughout her work the language and characteristic motifs of the fantasy genre. Her work […]

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Angela Carter uses many different narrative techniques in The Bloody Chamber collection. Her main inspiration is obviously from fairy tales and Carter adopts many techniques from the folkloric genre. Yet her stories are made more contemporary by the way in which she fuses this tradition with other styles, allowing her to satirise the society that […]

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Carter’s use of metamorphosis in The Bloody Chamber
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In The Tiger’s Bride and The Courtship of Mr Lyon Carter uses transformation from human to animal and vice versa, exploring how two natures can exist in one person, and how transformation can reveal some idea of truth. Metamorphosis is essential in these tales and the idea of blurring reality and fantasy is traditional in […]

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