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Contents 1 Introduction about Angela Carter1 2 A definition of gender and feminism2 3 The Bloody Chamber and its fairy tales2 4 The comparison of the fairy tales The Tigers Bride and The Courtship of Mr Lyon3 5 The comparison of the fairy tales The Tigers Bride and The Werewolf9 6 Summary 12 7 Bibliograpy 1 Introduction Angela Carter was born in Eastbourne Sussex the daughter of a journalist She was removed by her grand mother a working class domineering feminist granny of the north of England to Souh Yorkshire during the war years It was not surprising that Carters first years were later to have so much of an influence on her writing and philosophy After rejoining her mother she suffered from anorexia At 20 she married Before starting her English studies at the university of Bristol Carter worked for the Croydon Advertiser and wrote features and record reviews After graduating she settled in the city of Bristol and began her literary career She is an English short story writer novelist journalist dramatist and critic Carter is a notable exponent of magic realism who added into Gothic themes violence and eroticism Her work represents a successful combination of post-modern literary theories and feminist politics Carter died in 1992 at the age of fifty-one Since Angela Carter has been seen as one of the most famous post modernism feminists in our time it is really important for us to realize what feminism is and which role gender plays in the feminists writings Firstly I want to have a short introduction about feminism 2 A definition of gender and feminism Feminist psychoanalytic theorists along with other feminists understand the history of the hitherto existing societies as a history of the subordination of women by and to men Women have always been experienced by men as the dangerous sex1 and men have always sought
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