Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

  • August 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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NOTE ON LOCATION: This meetup will be in a private home in Franklin. I'll send details a couple days before the meetup.

From Wikipedia:

The novel acts as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's famous 1847 novel Jane Eyre. It is the story of Antoinette Cosway (known as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre), a white Creole heiress, from the time of her youth in the Caribbean to her unhappy marriage with Mr Rochester and relocation to England. Caught in an oppressive patriarchal society in which she belongs neither to the white Europeans nor the black Jamaicans, Rhys's novel re-imagines Brontë's devilish madwoman in the attic. As with many postcolonial works, the novel deals largely with the themes of racial inequality and the harshness of displacement and assimilation.

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  • Tracy N.

    I do not think we discussed a Star Trek reference.............Sylvia, surely there is one???

    August 21, 2013

  • Lillie

    What a great discussion! I know I was late, but did I miss the Star Trek reference??? Sylvia??

    August 20, 2013

  • Cynthia Durham R.

    I loved it. The discussion was intelligent, lively and fun.

    August 20, 2013

  • Cynthia Durham R.

    Bertha deserves her say after reading Jane Eyre.

    July 15, 2013

    • Sylvia

      Bertha did have her say at Thornfield, at least four times. Twice with a knife, and twice with fire. And, before her wedding, she had plenty of opportunity to warn Rochester of her true nature. She chose to remain part of the conspiracy against him.

      August 3, 2013

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