Wide Sargasso Sea
Three-Act Plot Analysis
After a troubled childhood and adolescence, Antoinette meets and marries Edward Rochester.
While their honeymoon is passionate at first, it cools drastically when Rochester receives a letter containing malicious gossip about Antoinette. It becomes downright frigid when Antoinette drugs Rochester and Rochester sleeps with Antoinette's maid.
Rochester hides Antoinette away in his estate in England, but she escapes with murderous dreams of setting fire to the whole place.