A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea

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Esra Uzun (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/
Richard C. 1956- Taylor

Abstract: This study aims to offer an alternative approach to analyze and understand literary texts through folklore. I focused on Jean Rhys's famous novel Wide Sargasso Sea which has often been examined through a postcolonial approach. My thesis suggests that the postcolonial criticisms are limiting to our understanding of the novel; therefore an alternative way is needed to explore Wide Sargasso Sea and evaluate its major themes such as cultural clashes and misconceptions from a different perspective. Folklore has allowed me to explore the novel from a wider spectrum because it provides a deeper understanding of the characters their identities places and dreams in the novel. Folklore not only studies the individuals and their societies but also goes beyond the stereotypes and generalizations. 

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Date: 2011
Folklore, Caribbean literature, British and Irish literature, colonialism and postcolonialism, dreams, gender and stereotypes, identity and cultural misconceptions, sense of place
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea--Criticism and interpretation
Literature and folklore
Caribbean literature--Colonial influence

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