Intertexuality In Jane Eyre And Du Maurier's Jane Eyre

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Female sexuality and its representation has been the primary concern of this research while applying each of the approaches to proves that du Maurier’s work builds on Jane Eyre but the portrayal it grants to feminine sexuality and identity renders her work a narrative of modernity on its own. Several critics have analyzed the intertexuality between the two novels. However, this study builds what has been said before to dwell on the not yet exhausted topic of feminine sexuality. Nungesser is one of the critics who have presented a comparison between the novels to conclude that both works bring an air of freshness and novelty to the traditional female Gothic plot, the novel of development and the fairy-tale narratives. Nonetheless, Nungesser overlooks to precise subject of female sexuality which happens to be submerged in Jane Eyre’s concern with presenting a financial independent heroine whom in spite of what she suffered prefers to spend the rest of her days as a mere angel of the house. Bertrandias is another critic who stress the point of the giving a voice to the other woman lurking inside and acknowledging her right as a speaking subject. Nevertheless, Bertrandias’s article concludes by suggesting the authority of the speaking subject is fissure should this subject neglect the power of the other. This thesis has considered the frame of female Gothic as an inclusive item encompassing the novel of development to highlight the fact that Jane might have gained

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