As the English attempted to extend their power throughout Ireland in the sixteenth century, the internal migration of the Gaelic and Anglo-Irish populations as well as the introduction of institutions and ideas transformed the landscape on a large scale. As a response to this colonial experience, the negotiation for Irish identity would manifest itself in both the personal geography of the body as well as the national landscape. While European ...
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...derstanding how the colonial discourse molded both the Irish landscape and her people allows for recognition of how colonialism continuously shaped not only Ireland, but England as well. As the variations of the refrain of Epithalamion – ‘The woods shall to me answer and my Eccho ring’ – suggest, the Irish woods sometimes returned answers of their own and not necessarily of England’s making. The very woods, which so obscured Ireland from English vision, would become the very bulkhead of the English navy that would allow England to be ‘lordes of all the seas and ere long of all the world.’ Through cultivation of Ireland, England would flourish. The intersection of geography and gender in Ireland demonstrates the way in which both land and people who were subjected to colonization had colonial practices inscribed both physically and psychologically on them.
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