Blood Images and "The Gilda Stories" Book Review by ResearchRiter

Blood Images and "The Gilda Stories"
This article discusses images of blood within the work "The Gilda Stories: A Novel" by Jewelle Gomez.
# 123003 | 750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper is an analysis of Chapter One from Jewelle Gomez' "The Gilda Stories: A Novel". The analysis focuses on how images of blood in this chapter relate to characters, themes, and situations in the overall work.

From the Paper:

"In 'The Gilda Stories A Novel' Jewell Gomez provides the tale of Gilda a black descendent of slaves, lesbian and vampire who runs a loving home for girls. In Chapter One we see Gilda discover the victim of a rape who has killed her attacker. The writer discusses that vampire bloodsucking rituals and blood are used in the novel to invert typical images of white male dominance. The writer maintains that instead of fear and power however the values inverted by these vampires and their sucking of blood function as symbols ..."

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