The Underlying Sexual Content of Sleeping Beauty

Beneath their plots, most fairy tales have hidden implications. Each event is symbolic of something, and can have many interpretations depending on the number of variations the story has. Angela Carter referred to these hidden implications at 'latent content.' When she was writing her own collection of fairy tales, The Bloody Chamber, she specified: 'My... Continue Reading →

Women in Literature – Represent Them Real!

After reading The Bloody Chamber and adoring it, I have been steadily making my way through Angela Carter's other works. At the moment I'm reading her novel Heroes and Villains, and it's made me notice something irritating about attitudes to women in literature. I bet you're thinking, 'oh, what now? I'm sick of people going on about... Continue Reading →

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