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In the Castle of My Skin

The title's taken from a poem by Derek Walcott. The relevant words are as follows: You in the castle of your skin. I the swineherd. Walcott's poem invokes the traditional romantic trope of the...

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In the Castle of My Skin

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Latest answer posted September 2, 2007, 3:51 am (UTC)

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In the Castle of My Skin

Colonial power tries to instill their beliefs and culture both in a straightforward manner, and in subtle 'behind the scenes" techniques. Rewards are given to those subjects who play by the...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2007, 2:55 am (UTC)

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In the Castle of My Skin

G. is very connected to the village. It seems his own feelings and experiences cause similar changes in the village itself. After her leaves, he experiences a relief in being disconnected from his...

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In the Castle of My Skin

Barbados was part of the British Empire from 1627 until 1966. The British found the island uninhabited, but it was most likely populated by the Arawak tribe of the Caribbean, who became extinct...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2008, 2:19 am (UTC)

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