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Getting what one wants is presented as much more important then being good' To what extent and in what ways, does your reading of the bloody chamber collection support

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'Getting what one wants is presented as much more important then being good' To what extent and in what ways, does your reading of the bloody chamber collection support this view? Introduction: Carter stretches the limits of what is good and what is morally right, challenging the social conventions of the 1970s. Fairy tales where traditionally used to acts as cautionary tales for young women, showing them how to behave in later life. Carter's follow a similar idea, with new lessons for new generations of women in what can be seen as a didactic text. Her characters are as shocking and explicit as her writing and through their taboo actions Carter is asking her readers whether they are being good or merely just concerned with their own self-gratification. First Paragraph: What is 'being good' to Carter? Point- this is a statement that carter gave in an interview and I would quote this somewhere in this paragraph because the statement has no real basis on Carters work because her characters aren't preoccupied with being good at all, and through this Carter is trying to question our patriarchal society and what its morals are. I like this quote cause it gives it own example and explanation, which you can just paraphrase. ...read more.

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Through the way in which Carter presents these characters you can comment on what she thinks about people that get their way all of the time. Example: this is where you can draw on all those points from the other essay using all of the linguistic approaches that she uses like imperative verbs, sibilant noises, also words like grabbed and take and especially in the snow child I want, or I wish. What does it make them come off as? Childlike? Look for the description of the characters and how they come off as demonic and in general evil. Also include the male wolfs, cats and animals elsewhere in the stories. Their animal nature is reflective of men and their need to take what they want especially at the expense of the women in the novel. The women give all the time for the expense of men in the stories and then use this point to link in with the effect the mens actions has on the women in the stories (next paragraph). Explanation- to explain why carter does this you can take a couple of different angles and I would show both of them: cause most of the takers are men *(with the exception of lady of the house of love)* she could be using this to comment on patriarchal society and in particularly the effect it has on females in society, by the other characters pain. ...read more.

Conclusion

Explanation- the Girls in the stories are more good, rather then getting what they want. They have sex with the men because they know it's their only way of making it in the world (tigers Bride, BC for example). Their innocence and purity (IE their GOODNESS) is their only mark able asset. Although not Catholically good, they are conforming to patriarchal society and although their innocence and purity is taken from them they use it in a way that society deems they must. Conclude: Generally, conclude what you have actually written but don't forget to judge up each side of the argument whether the statement is true or whether its false and then give your opinion. So im going to put something like this: Carter challenges the boundaries of goodness in her stories, stretching them past both traditional catholic morals and today's more relaxed code. She calls her work "Moral Pornography" and it deals with taboo subjects and Carter asks her audience whether they are sinful. However through the portrayal of the male characters in the novellas she also suggests that getting what one wants is wrong. This is suggested by... and shows again her criticism of patriarchal society. I do not think that the statement applies to Carters work, because for Carter it is far more important to be yourself and be unaffected by others morality code, then to always get what you want. ...read more.

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