Year 2017, Volume 2 , Issue 1, Pages 48 - 54 2017-02-01

GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA
VİKTORYA DÖNEMİ EDEBİYATI’NDAKİ KARAKTERLERE SES VERMEK: JEAN RHYS’IN WIDE SARGOSSA SEA ROMANI

Hatice EŞBERK [1]


The relationship between the center and the periphery has always been a significant issue in the world of literature. The aim of postcolonial writing in identifying this relationship has provided a great number of works by various writers. Jean Rhys is among the writers to fulfill one of the functions of literary writing which is to give voice to the silenced. Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea illustrates the voice of the muted Victorian character; Bronte’s Jane Eyre. The dominant patriarchal discourse that victimizes the female character is represented in Bronte’s novel. However, Rhys subverts this discourse through revealing the effects of slavery, social position of women and their struggle against the patriarchal system. The image of passive ‘mad woman in the attic’ is transformed into a woman who talks about the inequalities and the unseen behind the surface. Therefore, in this study Rhys’s novel is analyzed to reflect how the text displays the binary relation between the colonizers and the colonized.
The relationship between the center and the periphery has always been a significant issue in the world of literature. The aim of postcolonial writing in identifying this relationship has provided a great number of works by various writers. Jean Rhys is among the writers to fulfill one of the functions of literary writing which is to give voice to the silenced. Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea illustrates the voice of the muted Victorian character; Bronte’s Jane Eyre. The dominant patriarchal discourse that victimizes the female character is represented in Bronte’s novel. However, Rhys subverts this discourse through revealing the effects of slavery, social position of women and their struggle against the patriarchal system. The image of passive ‘mad woman in the attic’ is transformed into a woman who talks about the inequalities and the unseen behind the surface. Therefore, in this study Rhys’s novel is analyzed to reflect how the text displays the binary relation between the colonizers and the colonized.
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Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Hatice EŞBERK
Institution: 1 Ph.D at Erciyes University, Department of English Language and Literature, Kayseri, Turkey

Dates

Publication Date : February 1, 2017

Bibtex @ { kare436129, journal = {KARE}, issn = {2536-4596}, eissn = {2536-4596}, address = {Erciyes Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 128 Nolu Ofis, 38039, Melikgazi, Kayseri}, publisher = {Hasan BAKTIR}, year = {2017}, volume = {2}, pages = {48 - 54}, doi = {}, title = {GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA}, key = {cite}, author = {Eşberk, Hatice} }
APA Eşberk, H . (2017). GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA . KARE , 2 (1) , 48-54 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436129
MLA Eşberk, H . "GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA" . KARE 2 (2017 ): 48-54 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/kare/issue/37773/436129>
Chicago Eşberk, H . "GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA". KARE 2 (2017 ): 48-54
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ISNAD Eşberk, Hatice . "GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA". KARE 2 / 1 (February 2017): 48-54 .
AMA Eşberk H . GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA. Kare Dergi (Uluslararası Karşılaştırmalı Edebiyat, Tarih ve Düşünce Dergisi). 2017; 2(1): 48-54.
Vancouver Eşberk H . GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA. KARE. 2017; 2(1): 48-54.
IEEE H. Eşberk , "GIVING VOICE TO A VICTORIAN MUTED CHARACTER: JEAN RHYS’S WIDE SARGASSO SEA", KARE, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 48-54, Feb. 2017