Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wide Sargasso Sea 10


1. Time and money have lost meaning in Annotoinettes life
2. Shes has lost all sense of herself during the time that she was stuck in the attic
3. She dreams of her dress and its like a reminder to her life and the smell of the Caribbean
4. In her dream she dreams of a fire and Rochester telling her to jump he seems to be caring for her some how wanting her to jump away from it
5. Annotoinette believes that Richard thinks that she has tooken the same path as her mother hasd done a long time ago


1. Why has Anntoinette completely forgoten who she was?
2. How doe sthe red dress help to remind her of her home?
3. What doe sthe fire mean in her dream?
4. Is Richard going to think that she is crazy now?


1. garret: an attic, usually a small wretched one
2. fragmenation: the disintegration, collapse, or breakdown of norms of thought, behavior, or social relationship
3. brazen: shameless or impudent

Literary terms:
1. expostition: on a cool, cloudy day , Rochester senses the approaching hurricane season ..
2. simile: Rochester compares Anntoinette to her mom

Overview Sentence:
Anntoinette has lost all of her sense and has become a silent zombie. All she does is lay around up in the garret attic with her servant. When she does talk she asks about time its seems as if she can not keep track of it.

Wide Saragasso Sea 9

1. Rochester ; finally arrives a England with his wife
2. He is basically holding Anntoinette captive in the attic of their house
3. the only person allowed to know about Anntoinette is her servant
4. her step brother richard mason visits her ( shes attacks him )
5. she has weird dreams of her roaming the house and fianlly leaving the attic

Questions :
1. Why did they go to England?
2. Why is he keeping her in the attic?
3. Is Rochester ashamed of Anntoinette?
4. Will she ever escape the attic?

1. captive: being held like a prisioner
2. ashamed: feeling disgraced
3. insanity: realtiong to permanent disorder of mind

Literary terms:
1. allieterion
2. metaphor

Anootionette is held captive up in the attic of their new home in England. No one is being allowed to know that she is there and no one is allowed to visit her. Though her personal servant does let her step brother Richard visit. Rochester seems to be ashamed of her because, he doesnt want her to be seen by anyone.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wide Saragasso Sea 8

1. Christophine was taking care of Anntoinette since the heart break she's had
2. She accuses Rochester of wanitng the money and not loving Anntoinette but making pretend he did by getting her hooked on sex
3. Christophine knows that Rochester does all these things on purpose to hurt Anntoinette
4. Rochester was thinking about letting Christophine take Anntoinette
5. He is thinking about fleeing with his wife

1. Why did Rochester do all these horrible things to his wife?
2. How did he get her hooked on sex and she thought she loved it?
3. Does he not love Anntionette at all?
4. Why does Rochester want to flee with his wife?

1. gesticulating: to make or use gestures, esp. in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech
2. malignant: disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred
3. chemises: a woman's loose-fitting, shirtlike undergarmet

Literary terms:
1. alliteration
2. anther alliteration

Overview sentence:
After he kicks Christophine out a few days later decides to finally move out of Africa and go to England. To make her suffer even more he wnats to take her away from the island she loves.

Wide Saragasso Sea 7

1. Rochester was feeling bad about the dream he had just had
2. He felt envious of Anntoinette while he watched her sleep
3. her husband slept with servant Amelie
4. the love potion that she had given him had made him want to sleep with her
5. she left the house for three days after

1. Why was he feeling bad about his dream?
2. Why had they given a love potion?
3. Can anntoinette forgive her husband?
4. how did anntoinette feel about her husband betrayal?

1. sombre: dark and dull, as color, or as things in respect to color
2. patois: jargon; cant; argon
3. tricorne: having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered

Literary terms:
2. denounment

Overview Sentence:
Anntoinette gave her husband a love potion. Which made him end up sleeping with the servant Amelie , and she felt horrible about this.

Wide Saragasso Sea 5

1. Rochestser sits with her at night getting drunk to forget
2. Rochester mentions a convo that he had with Daniel
3. Anntoinette accuses Daniel of being a liar
4. She describes Calabari of being "sacred to the sun"
5. Rochester thinks that christopher's suggestion about spending time
apart was a good idea

1. Why do they get drunk?
2. Why does Anntoinette think that Daniel is a liar?
3. Where is Calabari's location?
4. Why does Rochester think that they should spend time apart?

1. dismounted: to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw
2. shamrock: any of several plants, such as a clover or wood sorrel, having compound leaves with three small leaflets, considered the national emblem of Ireland
3. tricorne: having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered

Literary terms:
1. Metaphor
2. Simile

Overview Sentence:
Annotointte and Rochester decide to get drunk I guess they dont feel good about themselves and their indiviual situations at the moment

Wide Saragasso 6


1. the family saw a dead bird and i think they saw it as a sign of hope is lost
2. everyone said that the death of the bird was bad luck to have seen
3. Alexander helps Anntoinette when she dropped her books
4. After she told her nun about the dream
5. The nun believed she must forget about it because it wasnt a good dream

1. Why was it that Annotionette always dreamed about her home?
2. Did Anntoinette miss living in her home?
3. Why would she want her old life back?
4. why did the nun think that she was sick?


1. convent: a community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior
2. melacholy-a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression
3. porter-a person hired to carry burdens or baggage, as at a railroad station or a hotel

Literary terms:

1. Metaphor
2. Simile

Overview Sentence:
She kept dreaming of her past life and her home and some of the experiences she had lived in the old house. The nun believed it was a bad dream.

Wide Saragasso Sea 4


1. Anntoinette is feeling very nervous and is intimidated by all of the narrartor
2. Anntoinette had an encounter and with Alexander that was not pleaseant
3. She went to catholic school even if she wasnt really religious
4. the aunt wanted her to sing along with her
5. Anntoinette ended up fainting


1. Why was race such a big part of life in africa?
2. Why are white called niggers?
3. What were the things that started race?
4. Can whites and blacks ever get along in africa?

crimson: deep purplish
redpious: having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
bridle: part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usually of a headstall, bit,

Literacy terms:
1.repetition: they repeat things more than once
2. metaphor

Overview Sentence:
Alot is happening to Annoinette , shes going through loads of downs and shes even fainted