“Twilight of the Superheroes”

Wide Sargasso Sea – Part One, Section Two

Summary The main figures in Antoinettes life are her mother, Pierre, Christophine, Godfrey, and the servant boy, Sass, who does, indeed leave them as Antoinettes mother had predicted. One day, a little girl follows Antoinette, calling her a “white cockroach” and singing “go away.” Antoinette seeks refuge near the old wall at the end of …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part One, Section Three

Summary Antoinette serves as bridesmaid when her mother weds Mr. Mason in Spanish Town. She sees smiling white guests, whom she has overheard earlier at Coulibri Estate condemning Mr. Masons choice of bride. These guests called Antoinettes mother a penniless widow, whose first husband was a drunken lecher and whose children are either odd or …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part One, Section Four

Summary Antoinette wakes from a six-week long fever and finds herself in Spanish Town, under Aunt Coras care. Antoinettes brother, Pierre, has died from the fire, and her mother is living in the country. When Antoinette visits her mother with Christophine, Antoinette can barely recognize her. When Antoinette approaches her mother, Annette violently thrusts her …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part Two, Section One

Summary Immediately after their wedding in Jamaica, Rochester and Antoinette spend several weeks in the Windward Islands at a small estate that belonged to Antoinettes mother, Annette, located near a town called Massacre. As they travel from Massacre to the honeymoon, they are caught in a downpour, driving Rochester, Antoinette, and a half-caste servant named …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part Two, Section Three

Summary Rochester receives a note from a man named Daniel Cosway, one of Alexander Cosways bastard children. The note informs Rochester of Antoinettes depraved background: her father was a detestable, wicked slave owner and her mother a spoilt woman who died a dangerous lunatic. Daniel Cosway writes that he considers it his Christian duty to …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part Two, Section Four

Summary Antoinette rides her horse past the “Mounes Mors” rocks—the “Dead Ones”—to Christophines new house. Feeling that Rochester has become cold and angry, Antoinette seeks Christophines advice on how to win him back. Christophine tells Antoinette to leave her husband, but Antoinette refuses. Believing that women are fools to rely on their husbands, Christophine herself …

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Wide Sargasso Sea – Part Two, Section Five

Summary Rochester receives a second letter from Daniel Cosway, ordering him to come visit at once. Annoyed, Rochester questions Amelie about Daniels intentions. Amelie says, in Daniels defense, that “he lives like white people” and that he reads the Bible. A moment later, however, she contradicts herself, saying that Daniel is “a bad man” who …

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