In Her Own Voice: Charmayne D'Souza

  • Fatima Sahrish Research Scholar Department of Languages, Integral University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Amna Shamim Assistant Professor Department of Languages, Integral University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract

The present paper aims to study Charmayne D'Souza's one and only volume of poetry, A Spelling Guide to Woman. Her poetry shows texture of western feminism where she expresses the radical self of a reformist kind with the strong belief of an iconoclast. Poetry is a two-way process for D'Souza. She uses poetry for not only verbalizing 'personal as political' but also for making the public as personal and as a medium to resist codification of patriarchal discourses. Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex has stated that each consciousness defines itself as subject by defining the other consciousness as object. A woman is a paragon of oppressed consciousness, an object in the male psyche. Patriarchy controls the lives of women. Germaine Greer, in this context, has said that patriarchy makes women eunuch. It castrates women making them deprived of subjection and treat them as a mere object.

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How to Cite
SAHRISH, Fatima; SHAMIM, Dr. Amna. In Her Own Voice: Charmayne D'Souza. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 11, feb. 2020. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <http://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10401>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i2.10401.