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"Wide Sargasso Sea": The Sargasso Sea as metaphor

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2000
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Physical attributes of the Sargasso Sea are integral to tropes of the imaginative recovery of a Caribbean history, which is the project of Jean Rhys's novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. Like the ever-changing sea, history changes, as well; this analogy, articulated by Derek Walcott's line, "History is Sea," draws attention to bow, like the ever-changing sea, Rhys's novel not only changes literary history, but illustrates how history itself changes constantly. Other physical attributes of the sea, including circular currents, temperature, survival tactics of the sea's inhabitants, and sargassum fragmentation, subtly highlight Wide Sargasso Sea's distinctly Caribbean elements. Rhys's title, Wide Sargasso Sea, appropriately emphasizes the Sargasso Sea, which serves as metaphor for the novel's revisionary work.
Title: "Wide Sargasso Sea": The Sargasso Sea as metaphor.
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Name(s): Kirkman, Kristi M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Lewis, Krishnakali, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 71 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Physical attributes of the Sargasso Sea are integral to tropes of the imaginative recovery of a Caribbean history, which is the project of Jean Rhys's novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. Like the ever-changing sea, history changes, as well; this analogy, articulated by Derek Walcott's line, "History is Sea," draws attention to bow, like the ever-changing sea, Rhys's novel not only changes literary history, but illustrates how history itself changes constantly. Other physical attributes of the sea, including circular currents, temperature, survival tactics of the sea's inhabitants, and sargassum fragmentation, subtly highlight Wide Sargasso Sea's distinctly Caribbean elements. Rhys's title, Wide Sargasso Sea, appropriately emphasizes the Sargasso Sea, which serves as metaphor for the novel's revisionary work.
Identifier: 9780599640825 (isbn), 15765 (digitool), FADT15765 (IID), fau:12518 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2000.
Subject(s): Rhys, Jean--Wide Sargasso Sea
Sea in literature
Caribbean Area--In literature
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