Wide Sargasso Sea Book Summary and Study Guide

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Remember the madwoman in the attic in Jane Eyre? Jean Rhys has rewritten this classic story from her point of view. According to Rhys, Mr Rochester's first wife was a Creole heiress who he fell in love with in her Jamaican home, but who was too wild & free to be accepted in polite Victorian society. His denial of her drives lead her to distraction & her story is told in an imaginative & sensitive manner.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Husband Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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