Close Reading, Angela Carter

Close Reading, Angela Carter - John Sweazey Close Reading 5...

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John Sweazey October 29, 2006 Close Reading # 5 Liberation from Society The roles of men and women differ greatly in different societies. In some societies, women hold all the power while in many others they have very few rights. In the story The Tiger’s Bride by Angela Carter, a woman is depicted escaping from a society in which she is little more than an object. By exhibiting a transformation from an object with no power to a strong woman with control of a powerful, masculine beast, Angela Carter highlights main differences between real societies versus a society in a fantasy world. At the beginning of the story, a young girl is lost by her father in a game of cards to a non-human beast. At this point, she is an object, but she leaves to live in a mansion with no humans away from society and her transformation begins. Living within a society with strict rules, the narrator has never before revealed her naked body to anyone else, especially not a man. When she reveals herself the beast her transformation begins
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