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Victim Repressed Passive Naive Complicit Stubborn Strong Defiant. Passive Complicit Victim Strong Defiant Repressed Naive Stubborn. ‘Bridal triumph’ ‘Are you sure you love him?’ ‘I’m sure I want to marry him,’ ‘To which one day I might bear an heir. Our destination, my destiny.’

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Victim

Repressed

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  • NaiveComplicit Stubborn StrongDefiant

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‘Bridal triumph’

‘Are you sure you love him?’ ‘I’m sure I want to marry him,’

‘To which one day I might bear an heir. Our destination, my destiny.’

‘I saw him watching me...with the assessing eye of a connoisseur inspecting horseflesh, or even of a housewife in the market, inspecting cuts on the slab.’

‘I knew it - that henceforth, I would always be lonely.’

‘(I swear to you, I had never been vain until I met him.)’

‘He stripped me...as if he were stripping the leaves off an artichoke’

‘And so my purchaser unwrapped his bargain.’


  • They demanded suppression of the distinction between married women and concubines, between legitimate and natural children, the abolition of prostitution in closing the maisons de tolérance, or legal official brothels.

  • Lacombe advocated giving weapons to women

  • Action against systems which confined women to the roles of mother and spouse

  • Exclusively-female groups

  • Women’s right to vote

  • Women being in charge of society


  • Angela Carter was interested in exploring how young female characters can be active, embrace their emerging sexual desires.

  • Warner on Carter – ‘She is not interested in how beautiful they are – she is interested in how powerfully they feel.’


Carter’s writing seeks to redefine the victimisation of women. To what extent to do agree with this view?


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