Damn Carter

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”.

*grumble, grumble*

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.

6 thoughts on “Damn Carter

  1. You’re not only a post-feminist but an optimist as well. I love how you’re able to write such a funny post while behind the wire you are apparently getting more and more pissed-off by the minute.

    So, thanks for sharing and making us feel just the wee bit better.

  2. would you have been quite so bad tempered if you hadn’t left it until the 6pm the night before the essay is due to start writing it?
    Naughty Cas *roll*

    You’d never catch me doing something like that *grin*

  3. Nils: My thanks – I do my best 😀

    Moose: the words ‘pot’, ‘kettle’ and ‘black’ do spring to mind 😛 And I always do my best work when I’m up against a deadling. Well, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway!

  4. Fortunately, I don’t have an essay to write about Carter. We are reading “The Snow Child” in English 1B. This is my first exposer to Angela Carter, and I really don’t know what to think. Do you understand the symbolism of the stark colors? Only white, gray, black, and red. No color for the rose.

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