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    Walcott’s “Goats and Monkeys” as a reflection of Shakespeare’s “Othello” “Goats and Monkeys” by Derek Walcott from “The Castaway and other Poems (1965)”, is a dark poem that justifies a black man in a world where everyone loos down on him. This poem portrays many notions of racism, sex, savagery and jealousy. However, these notions could not have been portrayed the best they have been if Walcott did not build its foundation upon Shakespeare’s “Othello”. Therefore, this paper attempts to provide evidences

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    Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, writer, and visual artist from Castries, Saint Lucian. Methodism and spirituality play a symbolic role in Walcott 's work. From his native Caribbean to Italy, Spain, England, the Netherlands, and the United States, Walcott meditates on the passage of time, fallen empires, bygone love affairs, and mortality. His work merges together an assortment of different models including the folktale, morality play, allegory, fable and has many mythological characters. In

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    The Theme of Violence in A far Cry from Africa and Lady Lazarus Through out both poems, "Lady Lazarus" and a"A Far Cry from Africa", both Sylvia Plath and Derek Walcott use violence as the backdrop for their narration. Both poems have a intense feeling of intimacy with each writer, and each focuses on both internal and external violence. The poems concentrate on both writers personal experiences. The use of violence as a central theme in both poems gives the reader an insight into the real

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    Derek Walcott, acclaimed Caribbean author, writes to make sense of the legacy of deep colonial damage. Born in 1930 in the island of St. Lucia, Walcott has a melancholic relationship with Caribbean history which shapes the way he carefully composes within “The Sea is History.” Walcott’s application of Biblical allusions seeks to revise and restore Caribbean identity. Born on the island a former British colony in the West Indies, established poet and playwright Derek Walcott developed a burning passion

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    Transculturation

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    Scholarly Technology Group, Washington and Lee University. 1997. 15 September 2000. <http://landow.stg.brown.edu/post/caribbean/walcott/ bradley2.html>. Pratt, Mary Louise. "Arts of the Contact Zone". Ways of Reading. Ed. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky. 5th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 1999. 582-596. Walcott, Derek. "A Far Cry from Africa". Derek Walcott Collected Poems 1948-1984. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. 17-18.

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    History, Language and Post-colonial Issues in Brian Friel’s Translations Owen: Back to first principles. What are we trying to do? Yolland: Good question. Owen: We are trying to denominate and at the same time describe . . . ” Dun na nGall or Donegal? Muineachain or Monaghan? Same place, same difference? As Owen says about his own name: “Owen - Roland - what the hell. It’s only a name.” ( Translations ) For the student of post-colonial literature, what transpires in Friel’s play as the British

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    In the epic poem Omeros by Derek Walcott is a literary piece that calls for a lot of attention. This poem can be dangerously confusing at time because it is written in a universe that has so many different things going on. Omeros is a racial, ethnic, and political poem that captivates the reader for a couple of reasons. Wolcott intentionally doesn’t put the poem in anytime of chronological order. He uses many different cultures/religions such as African gods, Greek gods, Caribbean gods, and the Christian

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    August” by Derek Walcott, the author uses a dark and heavy-hearted tone to describe a rainy day. The title compliments the gloomy tone. Walcott creates imagery in this metaphor to compare the sights of a rainy day to the object of his love. The descriptions of the bad weather are comparisons of negative feelings within a relationship. His medium diction and word choices make the poem personal and intimate. There is a small change to a lighter mood towards the end of the poem as Walcott describes the

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    Derek Alton Walcott (1930- ), a noble laureate and a prominent West Indian literary figure is known for writing poetry and drama that transcend boundaries of geography, race and language. He assimilates his native culture with that of English and builds a multi-cultural loyalty which is able to surpass the individual consciousness. Walcott is a mulatto by birth- meaning a person with double heritage (black and white grandparents). This split heritage puts him in a dilemma to choose between the two

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    Joe Louis Joe Louis was born in Alabama on May 13, 1914. He was the son of an Alabama sharecropper, the great grandson of a slave, and the great great grandson of a white slave owner. Joe Louis moved to Detroit as a youngster with his mother. He was the first African American ever to achieve lasting fame and star status in the 20th Century. He did so with boxing, he would capture the hearts of millions of American's, both white and black. This was a time when blacks were being discriminated

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