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Book Discussion Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys

Book Discussion of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966) 176 pages
The novel serves as a postcolonial and feminist prequel to Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre, describing the background to Mr. Rochester's marriage from the point-of-view of his wife Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress.

Adapted from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Rhys wrote Wide Sargasso Sea to explain Brontë's character, Bertha Mason, the violently insane wife of Edward Rochester who was isolated from the rest of the world and locked in a third-floor room. In her novel, Rhys illustrates the emotional trauma, sexual repression, and social isolation that Antoinette faces at the hands of Rochester, resulting in the loss of herself and her sanity.

Friday, November 18, 2022, 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM
Shrine Coffee
544 W. Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA  
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