It’s not every essay you get to write the line “Carter is using the language of sex, domination and cruelty”. Or talk about how the pure virgin snow is just begging to be sullied and trampled upon.
*takes brain out the back and subjects it to a mercy killing*
I should be able to think of snow without having to wash my brain out afterward!
Have I mentioned lately how I loathe violently feminist literature and that I hate how I am forced to write such lines?
Unfortunately, when you’re discussing Angela Carter and have an essay question like “In what ways does Carter use language to present male and female in ‘The Snow Child’?” you kind of have to talk about violation, virile members, and all other icky stuff that I really don’t want to have to discuss in class thank you very much.
I’m clearly a post-feminist in that I actually like men. Oh, for the question “Carter’s feminist stance is as applicable in 2006 as it was in the 1970’s when she wrote – discuss”.
Back to my essay. 661 words at the last count and that’s not even proper sentences. Bloody 500-word-limit. *grumble part 2*
*EDIT* Clearly also post-feminist in that I can’t spell.