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Their desperate reactions at the most unexpected time overpower them when not warranted in a particular situation. This goes to prove the fragile manner in which their heads and hearts react and the heavy load of atrocities inflicted on the black race stands integrated into the gene of the people of that race. For example, Dina’s erratic disposition during orientation games when she asserts that if she ever gets an opportunity to be an inanimate object, she would like to be a revolver and wipe out all mankind. That utterance fetches her ‘reward’ of a year’s worth of psychiatric counseling. In another instance, brownies are involved in hostility in a restroom between troops of black against white Girl Scouts over a supposed racial affront. Ironically, the black troop notices that the white girls were in fact, late learners, and the sarcasm is doubled when the black girls have no reservations at calling the white girls “retarded” while challenging over the term “nigger”. These incidents indicate the undercurrent of strong misunderstanding between the white and black race, and even the educated generation is unable to transcend this mental barrier of deep mistrust. The combustible younger generation of African Americans will cut loose from the mainstream discipline of the society and engulf the societal fabric like an avalanche causing enormous damage which may take time to heal and such incidents will remain as the permanent blots in the books on racial history of America.
As such ZZ Packer (2004) is right in observing that “When you’ve been made to feel bad for so long, you jump at the chance to do it to others.”(p.27) But Dina’s problem is not related to only black versus white issue. Hers is a multi-dimensional diagnosis and she suffers more than one personality deficiencies and struggles with an identity crisis. She suffers from problems that are her own doings. She does not engage
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The Function of Metamorphosis in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
While this transformation of the female protagonist in the retelling of the original fairy tale is one function of metamorphosis in The Bloody Chamber, metamorphosis also functions to depict the transformation of a girl into womanhood and the how women cope with both their own animal instincts and the animal instincts of men.
The concept of nature versus nurture is one which is continuously displayed to create a different meaning to identity of characters. In Angela Carter’s story Wolf – Alice, there is an association with the concept of nature versus nurture through the main character of Alice.
He dresses himself and horse rides in a suicidal route in front of the confederate picket line, yet somehow not only survives death but becomes a hero since he acted as diversion for a federal attack. He is told to choose his assignment and he picks to see prairie before it is all gone and posted to the Dakotas (Monroe 44).
The postmodernist ideologies combined concepts such as a fragmented voice, the grotesque, magical realism and fantasy. In the story “The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter and “Sexing the Cherry” by Jeanette Winterson, there is a reflection of the postmodernist ideologies within the stories.
He was the son of Samuel John Carter and Martha Joyce Carter, nee Sands (Crystalinks 2005). His father was a well-known artist whose subjects were mostly animals (Reeves and Taylor 1993, 11). In Carter's own autobiographical sketches, he notes, "I can hardly find any trace of my father in myself, except an inborn faculty for drawing, which unfortunately, in my case, was never fully cultivated" (11).
The red wolf range included southeastern United States.
Slowly and steadily European settlement increased in the ranges of wolf habitat and which in turn resulted in frequent interactions between wolves and humans. These interactions had a negative impact on the population of wolves and played a major part in the declining of their species in the region.