Negetion of the Voice-‘Other’:A Free Thinking of Browning’s Poems in the Context of Suppression of the Second Sex

Shibajyoti Karmakar


My present paper brings out how the feminine voice is suppressed in most of the poems of Robert Browning.The present article will highlight those poems where it was found that the women are sujucated and has not given the due importance which they earnestly deserve.

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