The Wide Sargasso Sea text is set in the aftermath following the Emancipation of slavery in in Britain and colonizes, specifically the text is based on the Windward Islands of the Sargasso Sea. The narrative follows the heroine Antoinette, a white creole girl born on the West Indies Jamaica island to creole parents. Her mother, Annette, was born on. Ladan Abdullahi Feminism in Jane eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea A patriarchal society is a world in which men are the sole decision makers and hold positions of power and the highest authority. Patriarchy occurs when men are dominant, not necessarily in numbers but in their status related to decision making and power. As a result, women are introduced to a world made by men, and a history refined by a man's actions.
An Examination of Madness as Female Oppression in Wide Sargasso Sea
Wide Sargasso Sea/The Yellow Wallpaper Oppression of Women
Behind the backdrop of the gorgeous scenery and colorful culture of Jamaica, Jean Rhys sketches a narrative of the complexities of racial identity, class, gender and madness. Wide Sargasso Sea examines madness and how it was used as a system of female oppression. Rhys introduces her Mr. Rochester  and it is immediately apparent his fear of the unfamiliar Jamaica and the exotic Antoinette drives him to try to regain control by intentionally causing Antoinette distress and then depicting her as crazy. Rhys shows this through a conversation with Christophine and Mr. And then you want to break her up, because you jealous of her.
A Patriarchal Society By Jean Rhys 's Wide Sargasso Sea
In getting an overview of the treatment of gender in Wide Sargasso Sea, two approaches are helpful:. Conditioning, especially in childhood, reinforces expectations of the role and behaviour of women. Antoinette's culture as a nineteenth century white Creole requires her to conform to certain feminine stereotypes:. Therefore, Antoinette's identity is shaped by what her culture considers appropriate for a woman. The novel contains a number of other female characters who have roles which support and question gender stereotypes.