As feminists and psychologists do not agree, this paper will analyze text and historic psychological data to come to conclusive findings. As a result of her rejection as a Creole by both the white colonizers and the colonized blacks, Antoinette is presented with conflicting aspects of her identity which threaten to crush her developing sense of self. You are commenting using your WordPress. Rhys shows this through a conversation with Christophine and Mr. A woman locked in a home labeled insane cannot be debated since her existence goes unaware.
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The Male Suppression of Female Power: Antoinettes Downfall in Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea examines madness and how it was used as a system of female oppression. On the surface, Rochester displays a stereotypical dominance as a nineteenth century colonialist Englishman:. Similarly, readers witness her strong identification with her Caribbean heritage through the use of such symbols as fire and the red dress, which still carries the sweet aroma of tropical flowers. It was like that. Yet in others she challenges them. Where Are We Now?