Week 5, Sending the Younger Son Across the Wide Sargasso Sea: The New Colonizer Arrives, Moira Ferguson, (Castle)

October 29, 2007

This article provides a solid example of how literature offers insight into postcolonial thinking and creates a bridge for the voices of the subaltern to be heard. I was struck by the comments about Rochester further into the story noting that, “His agency becomes disintegrated” how he comes to be concerned no longer with his own power but with how others are thinking of him. “The resistance script heard all around him is drowns out the colonizer’s script” (322).  This description of the descent of the altern voice was fascinating.


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