A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea
This study aims to offer an alternative approach to analyze and understand literary texts through folklore. I focused on Jean Rhys's famous novel Wide Sargasso Sea, which has often been examined through a postcolonial approach. My thesis suggests that the postcolonial criticisms are limiting to our understanding of the novel; therefore, an alternative way is needed to explore Wide Sargasso Sea and evaluate its major themes such as cultural clashes and misconceptions from a different perspective. Folklore has allowed me to explore the novel from a wider spectrum because it provides a deeper understanding of the characters, their identities, places, and dreams in the novel. Folklore not only studies the individuals and their societies, but also goes beyond the stereotypes and generalizations.
Uzun, Esra. (January 2011). A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3621.)
Uzun, Esra. A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2011. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3621. May 23, 2018.
Uzun, Esra, “A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2011).
Uzun, Esra. A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2011.
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