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...etween the end of the story and the epilogue entitled, “The World”, the voice must change because of the main protagonist's death. This is where the layering of Janey/Acker becomes especially important. Without Janey present, Acker must use her own voice to finish off the story Janey's body was physically unable to undergo. Or is Janey truly dead? Her voice may actually be present in the epilogue but only as a voice without any body. Both Acker and Janey's voices must pick up where the female body left off. In terms of the post-modern, female death results in total death.
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