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Become who you are -- Nietzshe Adrienne Rich has written a piece of poetry about women that all people even men can look at and relate to in one way or another Diving Into the Wreck explores the struggles that women have had throughout history with self-discovery and making strong decisions in life as individuals The author has a strong grasp on these feelings and expresses her thoughts clearly This piece of poetry can be compared to the movie Easy Rider the movie expresses just as much chaos as the poem represents and they were both done in the same time period Rich reveals to the reader Wyatt and Billys drive to self-discovery while breaking through the limits of social convention Diving into the Wreck was written smack dab in the middle of the womens movements On an upper level of this poem the reader experiences a scuba diving trip to the bottom of the ocean but on a deeper level the poem describes the journey and transformation of a woman apprehensively reaching inside of herself to see what hurt pain and suffering have done to her heart and soul Looking at the poem one must consider the larger cultural position of women Most women in that time were just considered property and pretty things to look at The poem came at a time when nearly every woman could relate its chaotic and even somewhat scary but its through the experiences the author had that the inspiration for this powerful poem was written The damage and hurt that are described in the poem are very important to know about because it could be that one of the only ways to heal these hurts is through acceptance of experiences that have caused those hurts There are tools that are important to making a trip under the ocean in this case the author has read the book of mythsline 1 which are steps
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