Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber – Analysis: Patriarchal Gender Roles vs. Strong and Self-sufficient Mother Figure

I’ve read Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” (the first one in a collection of short stories) as a mandatory read in one of my university seminars on Gothic literature a while ago. Although it is far from my usual quirky and bubbly books, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to anybody who is interested in Gothic literature, or reading classics. The story revolves around an unnamed 17-year old girl who has just married a Marquis and is […]

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