Role-Breaking and Role-Remaking in Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber

Author: Sabrina Zabel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640424808
Page: 56
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Institut fur fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Gothic Fiction, language: English, abstract: The attainment of female subjectivity in spite of female sexual maturation, the oppression of female sexuality, the passive role of females bound in the confines of marriage, and as accumulated property are some of the issues that Carter addresses in The Bloody Chamber within the framework of the fairytale genre. Angela Carter adopts Perrault's fairy-tale Bluebeard in her story The Bloody Chamber and transfers it into a feminist rewriting. She breaks through the prescribed role-understanding of women and men in society. Society defines women as being passive, men as being active in every domain of the everyday life. Angela Carter draws a picture against this stigmatization. She does not define women as being merely subversive; victims of male authority and simply fulfilling their role. She wants to show that women have the ability to gain independence and a free will by giving male qualities to her female characters or letting them not behave like society expects them to behave. In society men are said to be powerful and oppressing their wives. They show true qualities of masculinity and exploit their wife's innocence and naivety. Carter on the one hand portrays men as embodying this prescribed role, but also adds female qualities to their actions and behaviours, or being overpowered by their female counterparts. This paper shall show in how far Angela Carter adapts constructed role models, changes them or invents new ones. Therefore the paper is divided into two sections: The first gives a brief overview about the time period as this text is written against the background of the gothic era. The second part concentrates on The Bloody Chamber, which is first of all based on Perrault's Bluebeard story - to realize the

Essays on the Art of Angela Carter

Flesh and the Mirror
Author: Lorna Sage
Publisher: Virago Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 367
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Go out and get Carter. Get all her fiction, all her fact.' Ali Smith This distinguished volume of essays commemorates the work of Angela Carter. Here her fellow writers, along with an impressive company of critics, disuss the novels, stories and polemics that make her one of the most spellbinding authors of her generation. They trace out the signs of her originality, her daring and her wicked wit, as well as her charm, to produce an indispensable companion to her texts. Contributors are: Guido Almansi, Isobel Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Elaine Jordan, Ros Kaveney, Hermione Lee, Laura Mulvey, Marc O'Day, Sue Roe, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Nicole Ward Jouve, Marina Warner and Kate Webb.

Reading, Translating, Rewriting

Angela Carter's Translational Poetics
Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814336353
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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In translating Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des Moralités into English, Angela Carter worked to modernize the language and message of the tales before rewriting many of them for her own famous collection of fairy tales for adults, The Bloody Chamber, published two years later. In Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter's Translational Poetics, author Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère delves into Carter's The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) to illustrate that this translation project had a significant impact on Carter's own writing practice. Hennard combines close analyses of both texts with an attention to Carter's active role in the translation and composition process to explore this previously unstudied aspect of Carter's work. She further uncovers the role of female fairy-tale writers and folktales associated with the Grimms' Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the rewriting process, unlocking new doors to The Bloody Chamber. Hennard begins by considering the editorial evolution of The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault from 1977 to the present day, as Perrault's tales have been rediscovered and repurposed. In the chapters that follow, she examines specific linkages between Carter's Perrault translation and The Bloody Chamber, including targeted analysis of the stories of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hennard demonstrates how, even before The Bloody Chamber, Carter intervened in the fairy-tale debate of the late 1970s by reclaiming Perrault for feminist readers when she discovered that the morals of his worldly tales lent themselves to her own materialist and feminist goals. Hennard argues that The Bloody Chamber can therefore be seen as the continuation of and counterpoint to The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, as it explores the potential of the familiar stories for alternative retellings. While the critical consensus reads into Carter an imperative to subvert classic fairy tales, the book shows that Carter valued in Perrault a practical educator as well as a proto-folklorist and went on to respond to more hidden aspects of his texts in her rewritings.


Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: bohem press
ISBN: 3855813116
Page: 34
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Perraults Märchen (illustrierte Ausgabe)

Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: The Planet
ISBN: 1908478497
Page: N.A
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Fünf Perraults Märchen, illustriert von Walter Crane (mehr als 40 Abbildungen): der gestiefelte Kater, das Rotkäppchen, Blaubart, das Dornröschen oder die schlafende Schöne im Wald, Aschenputtel oder das gläserne Pantöffelchen.

Der Trost von Fremden

Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257606389
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Hochsommer, die alte Stadt ist von Touristen überschwemmt. Auch das Liebespaar Colin und Mary, das kein Liebespaar mehr ist, macht hier Urlaub. Sie machen sich sorgfältig zurecht für ihren Dinnerspaziergang durch die Stadt; und dann lauert im Labyrinth der beklemmend engen Gassen ein Minotaurus auf sie. Die Kanäle haben Gegenströmungen, die Lagune ungeahnte Tiefen.

König Ratte

Author: China Miéville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404243105
Page: 462
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Legenden im Exil / Lan Medina, Zeichn
Author: Bill Willingham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866072695
Page: 144
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Unter der Haut

Autobiografie 1919 - 1949
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783455400601
Page: 591
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Die weiße Katze

Author: Marie Catherine LeJumel de Barneville d' Aulnoy,Christa Unzner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896032775
Page: 78
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