Entrapment In The Bloody Chamber

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In her book “The Bloody Chamber and other short stories” writer Angela Carter explores the idea of “nightmarish terrors” with the way she portrays both the mystical monster-like creatures she writes about and the behaviour of her human characters. The story The Bloody Chamber explores the theme entrapment and isolation by forming a relationship between a “dominant male aggressor” and a more passive female “victim”, which affirms the gothic genre. She incorporates this theme of entrapment in the way she forms the words the girl uses to describe the Marquis’ actions towards her. The short phrase “He stripped me,” followed by her description of him being the “gourmand” that he was while relating her sexual encounter with him to be as if he were
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