Wide Sargasso Sea
Written as a prequel to Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea follows the life of Antoinette Cosway from her tumultuous childhood in Jamaica following British emancipation, to her marriage, and subsequent descent into madness.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
7th-8th Fiction 940L
Excerpts from Jane Eyre
The Danger of a Single Story
Morning in the Burned House
9th-10th Informational Text 1320L
The Niger Expedition of 1841
9th-10th Informational Text 1280L
Would You Marry a Stranger?
7th-8th Short Story 890L
9th-10th Fiction 1090L
Excerpts from The Awakening
11th-12th Short Story 910L
The Yellow Wallpaper
7th-8th Informational Text 830L
Behind Closed Doors: 'Colorism' in the Caribbean