Wide Sargasso Sea Study Guides

  • Wide Sargasso Sea


    Wide Sargasso Sea is a novel that reframes Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre in a colonial context. Antoinette Cosway, a white Creole woman, is forced into an unhappy marriage with an unnamed English gentleman implied to be Mr. Rochester, Byronic love interest of Bronte's novel. Cosway is declared mad by her husband and kept as a virtual slave in his attic after the disintegration of their relationship. In the end her mental health is ruined by her husband's abuse and she takes her own life.