Misconception In The Bloody Chamber

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The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, and Being There by Jerzy Kosinski, are filled with misconceptions. They have characters in which perceive things differently than what they really are. Most characters realize the misconception either causing or resolving conflict, but others are oblivious. These are misconception of identity, intentions, and love. In Being There, Chance, a simple gardener with no education except for what he has learned from television, is mistaken for a man of importance named Chancy Gardiner. Throughout the novel he is perceived as this high class, extremely intelligent, thought provoking man, when really what he says is exactly what he means. “This Gardiner has quite the personality, manly; well groomed; beautiful voice; sort of a cross between Ted Kennedy and Cary Grant. He’s not one of those phony idealists, or IBM-ized techno crats” (Kosinski 70). This persona that people have made up for him lead people to believe that he could…show more content…
She has been alone since she was a small child after her father’s death. The village that she preys on is a worn down small village. They have the misconception that she is a merciless killer, in it for the fun. This is due highly to the fact that she has an army of shadow who torcher to villagers, “make the milk curdle and the butter refuse to come, who ride the horses all night on a wild hunt so they are sacks of skin and bone in the morning, who milk the cows dry, and especially torment pubescent girls fainting fits, disorders of the blood, diseases of the imagination” (Carter 95). She is really just doing what she needs to survive. She does not wish to be a vampire but rather longs to be human. “But the Countess herself is indifferent to her own weird authority, as if she were dreaming it. In her dream, she would like to be human; but she does not know if that is possible” (Carter
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