Carol Ann Duffy The World's Wife

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The World 's Wife The world 's wife by a Scottish Poet Carol Ann Duffy is a set of the poems that was published in 1999. In her Collection, Duffy usually tries to focus on the gender issues between man and woman and men 's violation against women. Carol Ann Duffy uses the dramatic monologue to show the female perspective in the famous historical stories. Duffy wants to represent a woman voices in these stories by rewriting them. Throughout the history women was considered a passive secondary character in the famous Greek myth and fairy tales and all of these stories shows the stories as a perspective of male. In most of the stories told about the achievements of the husband and merely told the role of their wife in their achievements. So…show more content…
Their relationship will be based on the mutual benefit between them. As Duffy wrote ' 'As soon as he slept, I crept to the back of the lair.....aglow with books ' ' (Line 27-29) the little girl learn a knowledge from the man and the man get the feedback from the girl about his poetry(“Small Female Skull” Horner).However unlike the original story the young girl ' '(Makes)quite sure that he (spots her) ' '(Line 11) This seems to be opposite to what a society accept ,where the girl must be passive. Their relationship is also shows the power struggle between them as the little girl ' 'she more or less consumes him." (Conversation with Duffy 2005) The little girl wants to find her voice by end the relationship as shown in the poet ' 'out of the forest I come with my flowers, singing, all alone’’ (Line 42) finally she had voice and wrote his…show more content…
Also the relationships usually fail. Carol Ann Duffy wants to contribute that the outcome of the relationships goes beyond the gender and it depends of the human itself regardless of gender. In both i the 'Pygmalion bride and ' 'Little Red-Cap ' ' they both deal with the gender discrimination in the aspects of social conditions. Rather than the gender of the characteristics the social pressures and the society accepts to specify behaviour and traits by each gender. Maybe this is a real reason that most of the relationships between the characters in the Duffy collection were failed. Finally The World Wife was able to show the unknown voices of women which was
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