In literature, the discipline is concerned with marginalization of female writers from the common literary canon: unless the aspect being viewed is feminist, women writers are usually under-represented. To air their grievances, most women write their literatures based on the heroic achievements they can make if provided with a favorable platform. As a female writer, Angela Carter manifests her feminism in her different narratives. Bomarito, Jessica, and Jeffrey W. Hunter. Feminism in literature: a Gale critical companion. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. As per Cornelia, Carter starts with some framework after the wolves, providing a stunning narrative of their appearance and a narration of villagers/wolf conflict.
The heartbreaking and thus most entertaining anecdote is that of a lady whose first spouse leaves at night to help himself and never comes back other than after several years as a wolf-man. A new husband exterminates the returning old husband and on top beats up his wife for grieving her loss. Cornelia Koprivnik. The Notion of Gender in Angela Carters Short Story "The Company of Wolves" GRIN Verlag, 2011: 3-7 Carter depends on many dark and perilous descriptions for everything that threatens the wellbeing of the village.
In one of her lines, she narrates “the woods closed ahead of her like the jaws of a wolf. ” This clearly shows the imminent danger awaiting Red as soon as she leaves her mom’s house. Carter describes the wolves as perpetually ferocious and satanic creatures regardless of previously being men. Their eyes are generally a central point: “At night, the eyes of wolves glow like flaming candles, reddish, yellowish, the reason is that their pupils enlarge at night and trap the light from your lamp to blaze it back in a sign of danger-red; if the beast’s eyes echo only moonlight, in that case they glimmer a cold” Red is able to defeat the wolf alone through her seduction and has doomed him to a lifestyle of wolf-hood by blazing his clothes- a curse to last for at least seven year.
She ends up marrying the wolfish boy and acts weirdly by picking and eating his lice. The disagreement from her grandmother does not hinder her from consummating their marriage. Carter’s work is a pro-woman narrative with Red getting married to a wolf in order to subdue him and put him under her rule.
Carter puts Red as the only girl who has taken an extraordinary step outwitting the wolfish male. Cornelia Koprivnik. The Notion of Gender in Angela Carters Short Story "The Company of Wolves" GRIN Verlag, 2011: 8.
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