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Jane Eyre: Wide Sagasso Sea

Year 11 Extension English




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BookMarks: Margaret Atwood on "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys

Introduction- Wide Sargasso Sea

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Check out this Infographic to learn more about Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea. Study visually with character maps, plot summaries, helpful context, and more.

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Wide Sargasso Sea is both a response and a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, set in the West Indies and imagining the lives of Bertha Mason and her family. Bidisha describes how Jean Rhys’s novel portrays the racial and sexual exploitation at the heart of western civilisation and literature.

The Conversation

The Sargasso Sea is part of the Atlantic Ocean north-east of the Caribbean. Cut off from ocean currents, it is relatively becalmed and harbours drifts of sargassum seaweed.


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