Analysis Of The Bloody Chamber

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Angela Carter, the author of the collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber was an English novelist, journalist and short story writer. The Bloody Chamber, published in 1979, is one of Carter’s most popular short story collections (Carter 1). The collection consists of ten stories including "The Bloody Chamber". All stories are rewritings of fairy tales and folktales. This paper will firstly offer a narratological analysis of the short story “The Bloody Chamber” while in the second part the short story will be analysed from a feminist perspective. Furthermore, the connection to the folktale which Carter drew inspiration from - Charles Perrault’s Bluebeard, will be discussed.

a French folktale about a rich and violent man who killed his wives and tried to do so to his new spouse, all because of a single room, a bloody chamber.

Narratological analysis
Throughout the story the narrator, person telling the story, is noticeable. In the very first sentence, she says: “I remember how, that night, I lay awake in the wagon-lit in a tender delicious ecstasy of excitement” (Carter 7). From this it can be concluded that the story has a first person narrator, using the first person pronoun I. The first person narrator is also the protagonist of the story, a seventeen year old girl who is telling the readers a story about what had happened to her. Considering the narrator is the protagonist of the story, therefore it an autodiegetic narrator. This perspective of the narrator is
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