By re-writing popular fairy tales, a genre already based on retelling, Angela Carter places repetition and difference at the core of her writing in The Bloody Chamber. Inscribed within the frame of feminism, texts like “The Courtship of Mr Lyon,” “The Tiger’s Bride,” and “Peter and theWolf” also consider the question of sexual, not just textual difference.With specific reference to “Courtship,” this essay examines the tension between repetition and difference within several frameworks: as imitation and variation from a narratological viewpoint, as différance from a deconstructive perspective, and as the dialectic of Same and Other from a feminist stance.
Crunelle-Vanrigh, Anny. "The Logic of the Same and Différance: “The Courtship of Mr Lyon”." Marvels & Tales 12.1 (1998). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol12/iss1/7>.