Angela Carter Essay

argumentative Essay
876 words
876 words

On May the seventh of 1940 in Eastbourne, United Kingdom the famous British feminist and magic realism author Angela Carter became the daughter of Sofia Olive and Alexander Carter. In an article called The Guardian written by Edmund Gordon, praised Angela Carter and said that she, “was one of the most important writers at work in the English language.” Her upbringing and hardships inspired her imagination for her works about feminism, sex, love, and so much more has become an inspiration to many readers. Books like Night At The Circus, The Bloody Chamber, and Fireworks allow young adults to really go deep through their imagination. During the time of Angela Carter's childhood, she and her family had suffered greatly because they were living …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that angela carter became the daughter of sofia olive and alexander carter on may 7, 1940 in eastbourne, united kingdom. her upbringing and hardships inspired her imagination for her works about feminism, sex, love, and so much more.
  • Analyzes how angela carter's rebellion and desire for freedom led her to become anorexic.
  • Narrates how angela carter met a man named paul carter who wanted her hand in marriage. after her relationship with her husband ended, she decided to go to bristol to get her degree in english.
  • Concludes that angela's inspiration for writing came from her father who was a journalist. she sought to escape from the confines of her family, which resulted in her marriage then on divorce.

When she was growing up, she saw that her father working as a journalist, this is one of the significant points of her desire to become a writer and would lead to her outspokenness later on in her life. Although Angela's father was a great journalist, she believed that he “did not prepare her well for patriarchy. He was putty in her hands throughout her childhood” (The Washington Post by Dirda). When she got older she desired a separation from the rest of her family, especially her mother because she was extremely affectionate and protective of her daughter thus causing Angela to want to gain freedom from her. Angela’s parents had spoiled her so much to the point that she became fat. Because of her rebellion and desire to become an individual from her conservative yet spoiling family, …show more content…

Angela being only twenty years of age did not understand how anyone could be attracted to what she described herself as “a great, lumpy, butch cow . . . titless and broad beamed” (The New Yorker by Acocella). Unfortunately her relationship with her husband was failing when they did not talk to each other for days. Angela just felt that she just wanted to “touch him all the time, with her hands & her mouth” (The New Yorker by Acocella). After her relationship had ended Angela was extremely depressed, so her uncle decided that he would take her out for dinner and discussed with her that she should look for universities and degrees in order to find what she truly loves and to really dive deep with her passion for English and writing. This advice would be a major turning point and enlightenment on Angela's life as she decided to go to Bristol at the university there to get her degree in English. This advice that she had got from her uncle ultimately lead to the publication of some of her most famous works such as Shadow Dance, The Magic Toyshop. One of Angela's most relevant pieces about her experiences in Japan is her book called Fire Works, which represented “triumphant empowerment of a female character, who has belatedly seized control of her own sexuality” (Stableford 1). It was during this time that Angela was creating her pieces of literature that

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