The Bloody Chamber

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Çağla Ünlü


In this study, the process of finding the protagonist of The Bloody Chamber, one of the important works of Angela Carter, and its transition from childhood to woman, from unknown to known, is analyzed with an existential feminist view of Simone De Beauvoir. Beauvoir's "Woman is not born; she becomes a woman." statement emphasizes how Carter shapes the protagonist. In addition, this work of Carter is told as a revolt to the 20th century. Carter transforms the tradition into a modern by using the feminist approach and proves that women can become individuals without being dependent on men. Marriage is a beginning for the protagonist to find herself, and when she discovers her sexuality, she closes to find herself more. Thanks to Simone De Beauvoir's existential feminist approaches and Carter's contrast to traditionalism, it is concluded that the woman exists not only with femininity, but with her own decisions and experiences.


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Ünlü, Çağla. (2020). The Bloody Chamber. Journal of English Language and Literature Club, 2(2), 23-29. Retrieved from


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