Wide Sargasso Sea Summary
Jean Rhys

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Wide Sargasso Sea Overview

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys was published in 1966 but set in the West Indies, specifically Jamaica and the island of Dominica, in the 1830s. Wide Sargasso Sea explores the dynamics between postcolonial England and the newly emancipated West Indies. Rhys’s novel is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre from the perspective of Bertha, Mr. Rochester’s mentally insane Creole, white West Indian wife. Rhys examines the assumptions and prejudices that the English had against the Creole, specifically Creole women by telling Antoinette’s story.

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