Reinventions Further Reading
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- o Rhys suggests that human identity might be determined by the politics of imperialism.
- o Texts do not subvert imperialism. All texts are driven by a hidden motivation to support the existing “imperialist project” which was “England’s social mission”.
- o WSS reinvents/follows Jane Eyre’s existing tradition.
Laura E. Ciolkowski
o The relationship between complicity and resistance in feminism and post-colonialism.
Antoinette embraces Englishness and racism at times.
o Zombie metaphor
o Colonial exploitation of slaves analogy
o Hard labour under another’s control
o Zombies lack subjectivity and free will
- o Rochester creates a zombie out of Antoinette – a body without a
Antoinette mentions two deaths – physical/emotional
Thomas F. Staley
Rochester is portrayed sympathetically, rather than as a villain.
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