Wide Sargasso Sea, Part II: Pages 76-121

Because this section was narrated by Rochester and I had a better idea of what was going on, it was much easier to follow. The marriage of Rochester and Antoinette was awkward at first, with neither person completely comfortable.  However, a few days later, they both seem to relax and let their guard down, becoming at […]

What I learned

In English today, I was relieved to find out that I wasn’t the only one having trouble following Wide Sargasso Sea.  We discussed that it may be a series of vignettes because A) Either Bertha is trying to write her story while she is locked in Rochester’s attic and she fades in and out of reality […]

Wide Sargasso Sea, Part I: Pages 17-76

I actually started from the beginning because I figured it wouldn’t make much sense if I started in the middle. It didn’t help much. Here’s what’s on the back: Jean Rhys’s reputation was made upon the publication of this passionate and heartbreaking novel, in which she brings into the light one of fiction’s most mysterious […]