Angela Carter's Allegory In The Lady Of The House Of Love
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Angela Carter is one of the biggest and important feminist writers in the XX th century. Her main topics are the revelation against women’s oppression and those ideas related to the sexuality. As in others of her works, she tries to give emphasis to the tension that exists between men and women. The vamps that she uses in her works have great number of similar aspects with those which appear in the traditional literature since both are beautiful, lustful and aggressive figures.
She describes her main figures as “victims” and as “agents of violence”. In agreement with this, she reproduces an image of the woman as prominent figures who are able to produce violent and aggressive situations. Nevertheless, one of the great differences with the fairy-tales that it is possible to observe in her stories is that in these stories, women rebel against the patriarchy but they could not escape completely of the identities that men have constructed.
Following the ideas of the poststructuralist feminists, the aim of Carter is demonstrate that, as Luce Irigaray says in this quote: “’femininity’ is a role, an image, a value, imposed upon women by male systems of representation. In this masquerade of…show more content… On the one hand, this story presents an allegory that reflects the victory of the rationality which is represented by the soldier on the irrationality represented by countess. According to the reason, death is something definitive, nevertheless, in this case, we take the countess as a key example of the break of the limits of death, it is something abject because according to the reason, there is a refusal to think that something exist beyond the death, but in this story, we have the reference to through that this character lives between dead people. She is living in the darkness, which is a way of representing the ambiguity and the