Not I in an Irish context

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Abstract

In Not I, Mouth tells the story of a woman who is socially neglected, religiously controlled, economically invisible, and legally powerless. In this paper, I examine the interconnections between Mouth's story and Irish controversies in recent years about the treatment of women. Additionally, I claim that Not I exemplifies the extent to which male writers can give voice effectively to women characters and their struggles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalSamuel Beckett Today - Aujourd hui
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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