Carrington Carter liminal surrealism violence magic
This thesis provides an in-depth study of The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington and “The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter. The heroines of both of these stories are marked by a tri-part experience that I call the Alice Plot. This experience is always violent and causes a significant change in each of the characters who fall into the plot’s “rabbit hole,” resulting in rebirth in one form or another. This thesis hopes to portray a new insight into both of these works, along with surrealism, classic folklore, and the themes which concern both genres.