In what way has modern critical theory facilitated our understanding of literature from erstwhile colonized regions, such as the Caribbean?

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Two important theoretical frameworks that aid in understanding Caribbean literature are feminism and postcolonialism.

Many Caribbean writers employ feminist perspectives in their works. Feminist theory is especially useful in analyzing works that have female protagonists and strong female characters, and that explore the power dynamics between men and women. Critical interpretations that employ feminism can be found for many notable Caribbean authors and their works. These include Jean Rhys,...

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