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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/244474
Title:
Enter Ophelia, Distracted
Author:
Mehta, Maitra Suhas
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Enter Ophelia, Distracted began as an attempt to enter a discourse about the iconic women of William Shakespeare's work. Initially I sought to interact with some of the Bard’s richest female characters to provide a new context for their roles and experiences - to assume their identities, in some cases. As the project progressed, however, I was so moved by deeply conversing with these women that my own perspective was forcibly altered. Thus many poems in this collection are introspective, reflecting my own struggle to contextualize myself in the world. Enter Ophelia, Distracted explores how we women relate to our environments and interpret life's deluge of images and sensations, while navigating what is "expected" of us. I chose to weave poems that consider Shakespeare’s women with poems that echo my own interior monologue. All pieces revel in rich, synesthetic images - many of which are reverent allusions to Shakespeare’s original language - and often ask disjointed questions. Enter Ophelia, Distracted magnifies the intense moments of life - of any life - and use Shakespeare’s women to underscore the timeless universality of experience. Ophelia's grievous loneliness is also mine.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Creative Writing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleEnter Ophelia, Distracteden_US
dc.creatorMehta, Maitra Suhasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMehta, Maitra Suhasen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEnter Ophelia, Distracted began as an attempt to enter a discourse about the iconic women of William Shakespeare's work. Initially I sought to interact with some of the Bard’s richest female characters to provide a new context for their roles and experiences - to assume their identities, in some cases. As the project progressed, however, I was so moved by deeply conversing with these women that my own perspective was forcibly altered. Thus many poems in this collection are introspective, reflecting my own struggle to contextualize myself in the world. Enter Ophelia, Distracted explores how we women relate to our environments and interpret life's deluge of images and sensations, while navigating what is "expected" of us. I chose to weave poems that consider Shakespeare’s women with poems that echo my own interior monologue. All pieces revel in rich, synesthetic images - many of which are reverent allusions to Shakespeare’s original language - and often ask disjointed questions. Enter Ophelia, Distracted magnifies the intense moments of life - of any life - and use Shakespeare’s women to underscore the timeless universality of experience. Ophelia's grievous loneliness is also mine.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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