Author Archives: Katie Ashmore-Marsh

Wide Sargasso Sea: a postcolonial reading (part one)

The postcolonial novel deals implicitly and explicitly with ‘the ideas of nation and nationhood’, regarding the struggle of nations after colonial control is relinquished to regain a sense of their own nation and for the population a sense of nationhood. However, Wide Sargasso Sea, though a postcolonial novel, is much more complex in terms of […]

Wide Sargasso Sea: a postcolonial reading (part two)

Part two of the novel is narrated by Antoinette’s husband, and describes how he marries Antoinette for her money due to his position as the second son in an age of primogeniture. However, the marriage quickly falls apart as the husband comes to see Antoinette as tainted with the suggestion that her father had affairs […]