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Surname Student’s name Professor Course Date “Diving into the Wreck” Gender prejudice has been predominant through history up until the middle twentieth era. Suppression, violence, and humiliation are nonetheless a little things females have consumed throughout history. Nevertheless, near the finish of the era of publicized feminine mockery during the twentieth era, the hint of feminism advanced. Womenfolk’ throughout the world started voicing their objection to the mutual culture of manly prejudice. Some of the poets such as Adrienne Rich, a feminist author of the mid- twentieth era, wrote several representative pieces relating to women's liberation. In her poem “Diving into the Wreck,” the wreck itself and the items the diver uses represent the control of sexual grouping in account and how females can and must scratch down the gender barriers. Inside the beginning verse of the ode, the diver, assumed to be a girl, describes three gadgets that have fantastic significance in her dive: an e-book of myths, a digital camera, and a knife. First, she explains that she has “read the book of myths” (1). She must read the book in order to understand the myth and then embark on a journey to change it. This particular myth represents a falsity believed to be common knowledge. The book represents a history of male dominance, a history that originally had no place for female explorers, writers, or females in general. The myth is that of male and female differences. The historical importance of women has been hidden, so when the diver 1
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Surname plunges into the wreck with a complete understanding of the “myth”, she is discovering the reality of it for herself and her fellow women. The diver later mentions that “The words are purposes. / The words are maps” (53-54). The story in the myth guides her to the underwater wreck, yet gives her direction toward refuting the falsehood. At the end of the poem, she says she is “the one who finds our way / back to this scene…carrying…a book of myths / in which / our names do not appear” (89-94). With this statement, the diver means that women go on with their everyday lives even though they do not receive recognition for anything they do. She seems to say that only the women who have experienced the isolation of gender prejudice can write the new story and inscribe their names in the book of myths. Also, the camera represents her willingness to record and preserve what she has found. She wishes to change the myth and give society a new
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