And Other Stories is a postmodern work, in which the various stories revise existing fairy tales, using this intertextuality as a mechanism for revealing, parodying and challenging the cultural norms which are embedded in the original texts. The theme of fear is used in both of these texts as a means of highlighting social inequality. Fear, or the lack thereof effects an emotional response in the reader while also raising questions about the very nature of our reading and writing practice, and how it relates to society at large. In The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter provides a multi-faceted view of gender relations, often using fear to demonstrate the power imbalance between men and women, but with a range of outcomes from one story to the next that reflects the complexity of these issues.
Here are my thoughts The first thought that popped into my head was that the three novels studied put women at the centre - far from excluding them. I then wrote an introduction paragraph.
In Macbeth, unusually, Lady Macbeth is given long soliloquies, and the troubling power-dynamic of her relationship with Macbeth is one of the major themes of the play. These women are far from excluded. This was as much as I wrote for the first title. I then went onto a second title: Yet, in the brilliant colours of suffering, fearful passions, desire and despair, Gothic writers show us a level of psychological truth that is far from frivolous.
It is the presentation of naked emotions, to which we are all subject that is most shocking.
These emotions are mixed with hugely sensational elements; the supernatural, monsters and violence. Macbeth In Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare shows the unspeakable - the male taboo that women can be powerful, which is shocking not because it is melodramatic or hyperbolic, but because it taps into a deep, real fear The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter strips bare the lies of desire and male-female power relations, desire and the bestiality of human sexuality.
Desire as a theme: Culturally, we demand morals from folk tales: Carter strips it out, leaving us only the shocking truth that often, people do get away with murder The Werewolf. Wuthering Heights In Wuthering Heights, the protagonists are clearly punished.
The moral of the ending restores social equilibrium. It is inexorable; presented as a greater force than God or social convention, which would have been truly shocking to a contemporary audience.
Get the free A Teacher Writes Magazine.Analysis. Bacchilega calls "The Werewolf" the first of "Carter's three 'women-in-the-company-of-wolves' stories." In this story, Carter combines the characters of wolf and grandmother to create a werewolf.
In doing so, she suggests that man is not woman's only enemy. Woman collude in and also plot other women's destruction. Angela Carter has created an absorbing the bloody chamber and other stories by angela carter the bloody chamber and other stories by angela carter the company the bloody chamber and other stories by angela carter facebook The Bloody Chamber and Other.
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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (22) Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (3) Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres (2) The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (15) Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (5) Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (1) Questions on The Werewolf.
Home > A Level and IB > English Literature > The Werewolf (Angela Carter) - key quotes The Werewolf (Angela Carter) - key quotes Some brief quotes I have selected from the text.
The wolf will be the “beast” of the final three tales, as Carter focuses on wolves that are “hairy on the inside” and live, like her other monsters, on a threshold between wildness and humanity.