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
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BOUMELHA, Penny: ‘Jane Eyre, Jamaica and the Gentleman’s House’, Southern Review, 21 July 1988.
BRONTE, Charlotte: Jane Eyre Middlesex, Penguin, 1994.
ERWIN, Lee: ‘Like a Looking Glass’: History and Narrative in Wide Sargasso Sea in Novel, Winter 1989
HAVELY, Cicely Palser: Wide Sargasso Sea: Real and Imagined Islands BBC TV, 1998.
NEWMAN, Julie: ‘I Walked With a Zombie’, in The Ballistic Bard: Postcolonial Fictions London, Arnold, 1995.
RHYS, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea London: Penguin, 1997.