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Wide Sargasso Sea involves the story of Antoinette and Rochesters interactions with one another in their marriage and opinions on reality. Jean Rhys implores the use of dual narrative technique

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The Brilliance of Narrative Technique By Lawrence Heugh Jack Tomlinson Wide Sargasso Sea is an entailing novel about the conditions of being an outcast of society and how one can deal with these conditions. The protagonist, Antoinette has the unfortunate circumstance of being involved in this circumstance. Her husband (which will be called Rochester for now) has to deal with her problem, which seemingly brings their relationship to its limits. Jean Rhys implores the use of the dual narrative technique to emphasize the difference of culture between Antoinette and Rochester, to emphasize the full effect of their relationship and to explore each character's mentality. By imploring the use of dual narrative technique Jean Rhys gives the reader an awareness of the cultural differences, motivation and psychology of both the characters (Antoinette and Rochester). By using the narrative technique, Jean Rhys develops upon the comparison and different situations that Antoinette and Rochester appear to have by using the narrative technique. ...read more.

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When Antoinette narrates an entirely different culture and psychology is revealed. Antoinette is shown to have a more childish conduct per se than her husband; "There is a tree of life in the garden and wall green with moss" (pg 27). Additionally, she is depicted by use of narrative technique, to have a much less civilized opinion of reality; she is from the countryside and is depicted to interpret the aspects of life differently than her male counterpart. Her narrative demonstrates that she has a high view of the countryside and does not fully appreciate England in that sense, "Oh England, England she called back mockingly" (pg 71). As Rochester places it, "She called the ajoupa, I the summerhouse" (pg 104) Ultimately, Jean Rhys implores the use of dual narrative technique to accentuate the significance of the difference in cultures and psychology of both characters and their own personal opinions of reality. ...read more.

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Rhys then implores the use of Christophine's opinion in Antoinette's narrative, "Everybody know that you marry her for her money and you take it all. And then you want to break her up, because you jealous of her" (pg 152). This narrative enables Rhys to further dive into the complexity of their relationship. Jean Rhys brilliantly manipulates the reader into questioning what is real and what is personal opinion and thus in due course results in the choice to believe which character is telling the truth and which is lying which is the reason behind why Rhys implored the use of the dual narrative technique. Wide Sargasso Sea involves the story of Antoinette and Rochester's interactions with one another in their marriage and opinions on reality. Jean Rhys implores the use of dual narrative technique to convey the difference of culture and opinion of these two characters. Jean Rhys implores the use of the dual narrative technique to emphasize the difference of culture between Antoinette and Rochester, to emphasize the full effect of their relationship and to explore each character's mentality. ...read more.

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