The Limitation of Myth in Eavan Boland's Poetry

Authors

  • Researcher Hawraa Hamid Kadhim College of Education for Human Science
  • Asst. Prof. Shireen Shihab Hamad Wasit University, College of Education for Human Sciences, Department of English

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31185/lark.Vol1.Iss52.3089

Keywords:

Eavan Boland, myth, mythmaking, and revision

Abstract

The study aims to shed light on how Eavan Boland uses myth to infuse her feminist perspective and revive these myths with a new spirit. To deconstruct the patriarchal portrayal of woman that reduces her to a mere object, Boland recreates myths and carefully discusses its dangers. The study demonstrates the limitations of myth and shows how with or without revising myth, Boland cannot find an essential remedy for women quandary. Myth cannot mend a woman's wounds or provide solutions to her issues. Despite the fact that Boland makes an effort to challenge the stereotypical image of women, but her characters never achieve true freedom or happy endings and this is clear in her poem ''The Making of an Irish Goddess'' .

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Published

2023-12-31

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west languages

How to Cite

Hawraa Hamid Kadhim, R., & Shireen Shihab Hamad, A. P. . (2023). The Limitation of Myth in Eavan Boland’s Poetry. Lark, 16(1), 761-745. https://doi.org/10.31185/lark.Vol1.Iss52.3089