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How Angela Carter Uses Literary and Linguistic Techniques To Create Drama

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ANALYSE HOW ANGELA CARTER USES LITERARY AND LINGUISTIC FEATURES TO ESTABLISH THE TONE, THE NARRATIVE, CHARACTERS AND THE SETTING IN THIS EXPOSITIONAL SECTION OF THE BLOODY CHAMBER STORY. Many Literary and Linguistic features are used in The Bloody Chamber to establish the tone, narrative and the characters. The Bloody Chamber is written in first person as if she is talking to us, "Opined my husband's favourite poem." This is to make us feel more connected to the main character. This helps establishing the characters and the settings because we can imagine it a lot clearly by looking from her point of view so we have a bigger insight into the story. We can tell that this story is from a retrospective point of view by the way the narrator talks about the incidents, "He kissed the downy furrows below my ears; that made me shudder." The independent clause is set in the past tense and shows that he kissed her he didn't kiss her. ...read more.


She wishes for very simple childish things such as this. At the start of the book she marries the Marquee simply for material items such as all his money, all the jewels, the castle and all the maids that wait on hand and foot for her. "If I rang for them, a maid would bring me chocolates." The narrator is a seventeen year old girl so in some perspectives her attitude is quite normal. However as the book progresses she realises that she doesn't love the Marquee but she loves the Piano tuner. "It was his tender look that made me faint." We also see that she has grown up a tremendous amount at the end because when she inherits all the Marquees money she gave "it away to various charities and the castle is now a school for the blind." This shows that she doesn't just want money anymore because she has grown up and fallen in love with the piano tuner. ...read more.


At the start of the story we have our suspicions about the Marquee because of his perversions and how he treats the young girl. We also learn that the narrator has some suspicions about the Marquee herself but ignores them until she finds out that her suspicions were true. Angela Carter foreshadows a lot in the story to prepare us for the shock that is in store and also to keep us in suspense. This is to intensify the shock when we find out that the Marquee kills his wives. When she is walking down the corridor to the secret room she says "The naked swords and immolated horses suggested some grisly mythological subject." This is foreshadowing what she is going to see in the chamber. Previous things that she says also foreshadow what happens in the chamber and what will seal her fate. "A dozen husbands impaled a dozen wives." This use of imagery is about the Marquee's ancestors and himself and about how they all kill their wives. KIERAN CORBITT ...read more.

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