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Derek Walcott’s Omeros gives us a postcolonial portrait of the island of St. Lucia and its (his) past. Fragmented by nature, the narrative unfolds into an epic, in form and content, celebrating the hybridity of the postcolonial body. In this paper, I discuss the ways in which this epic is constituted, both through itself conscience participation in Homeric form and through the lens of the poststructural critical theory. Specifically using deconstruction in the service of reading, I contend, sheds light on the tools which Walcott uses to describe the postcolonial body and the conditions it faces.

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Pickens, Theri

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Bachelor of Arts

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