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Explain how carter uses language to change the voice of the narrator throughout the bloody chamber

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Explain how carter uses language to change the voice of the narrator throughout the bloody chamber Carter uses language devices to reflect change in the narrator's voice throughout. For example, "most pornographic of confrontations" this is metaphorical imagery. As pornography is sex from a secondary perspective this shows the narrators reaction to the prospect of sex, an element of self detachment, as pornography is the act of sex as viewed from an outsider. This show's that the narrator feels vulnerable and uncomfortable with the proposed sexual act. It could suggest that she is using metaphorical imagery to emotionally distance herself from the situation, as to describe a potential sexual encounter using language other than what is literally occurring could suggest that she is trying to remove her feelings from it. ...read more.


Later, the theme of sex is furtherly explored and language is used again to represent change in the narrator's voice. For example, "her cunt a split fig" this is heightened language. This could indicate an imitation of the marquis's attitude towards sex, confrontational and desensitized. Therefore showing that through a self realization of shame through her materialistic intentions and for where they led her, she may believe that she is no better than him, and therefore is acting like him. The juxtaposition of reaction towards sex in the novel could indicate that she perhaps is mentally damaged to an extent of which is relative to mental illness, and therefore could suggest that her account lacks reliability. ...read more.


Also, food is something that is bought and owned by the buyer, this could questionably be relative to the narrators position, as what she wanted from him was purely materialistic and so her love has been bought by him, and she may feel like his possession and therefore obligatory to his needs. This implicates his needs, but her passion isn't evident and therefore the sexual area of their relationship is entirely his lust. Carter's intention here was to show that men generally see and treat women as inanimate objects, and therefore when a woman's opinion and attitude towards sex, among other things relative to a relationship is ignored, the relationship is unequal. And therefore Carter is emphasizing that unequal relationships are wrong. ...read more.

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