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La Voz Y La Violencia Invisible En El Cuento Caribeño Contemporáneo, Carmen Bourbon Jun 2009

La Voz Y La Violencia Invisible En El Cuento Caribeño Contemporáneo, Carmen Bourbon

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Some short stories by Caribbean women writers feature a female protagonist speaking in her own voice, telling her own story and coming to understand herself and her circumstances. In other texts, the protagonist's voice is challenged, overwhelmed or replaced by other voices, and she continues suffering psychologically. We examine the relationship between changes in the narrative voice and the female protagonist’s fate in twelve texts, demonstrating the consequences of her ability or inability to tell her story.

Each text displays a distinct correspondence between the protagonist’s life and how it is narrated. In "Masticar una rosa", "El ...