Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
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- Jane Eyre Learning Guide
To truly understand Wide Sargasso Sea in all its complexity, you have to understand its dialogue with Jane Eyre, one of the great classics of Victorian literature. Rhys counters with a far more complicated, human Antoinette – compared to Charlotte Brontë's beastly, monstrous Bertha Mason – but there are also many affinities and parallels between the two novels.
- Bertha Mason
For more detail on Brontë's vampire-like madwoman in the attic, see our character guide for Bertha.