I worked with a professor a couple of years ago called Christopher Tyler who worked closely on the text of 'Brooklyn' by Colm Toibin. He said it was one of the most powerful stories for all women, but most particularly the character of Rose. He once said that she is arguably the most important character for power and control that women have in the novel due to the fact she basically sacrificed her life for Eilis to make a new one. Hope this helps x
Hi! I am currently studying A level English Literature and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the representation of Women in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley? I am comparing it to the presentation of Women in Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Any comments are welcome!!
When I read 'Brooklyn' the most heart breaking part for me was when Eilis begins to blame herself for the death of her sister, which I believe shows a sense of blame among female character that tend to resonate throughout history don't you think? One of the most relatable pieces of text ever to be written I believe personally.