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Repeated images of Angela Bari living an imprisoned life in Voices by Dacia Maraini play an important role in book The internal and external forces surrounding Angela Bari lead her to a life of confinement and domination If Angela Bari had broken away from her confinement she may have prevented her untimely death by exposing the ill ways of her stepfather Glauco Elia Angelas secretiveness self-doubt and compliance with others lead her to victimization It is not until her unfortunate murder that Angelas imprisonment gets unraveled Her distorted emotions are revealed as this relatively unknown young womans death is investigated Journalists trample inside Ms Baris life without any regards to her in an attempt to solve this murder mystery 17 Angelas body was discovered by the porter of her apartment who is astonished that there should be so little blood on the floor when he discovers that she is lying on the ground dead after being stabbed several times 18 This is the first clue that Angela is cornered in her own little world She has little blood which is regarded as the seat of emotions and her lack of such nourishment suggests that perhaps she was never nurtured Furthermore her cause of death internal hemorrhage suggests that those feelings imbedded within her were lost rapidly and uncontrollably 19 The obscure grasp Angela has of her emotions is just one facet of her imprisonment Angelas imprisonment is traced back to its roots in adolescence when at the young age of eight her father dies leaving an empty gap in her life that couldnt ever be filled 189 Shortly thereafter her mother remarries and her bondage evolves Her new family life is the main source of her isolation It is as though her family remained cocooned inside its own cultural and linguistic bunker 6 Similar to many her family was like a minefield 39 The most explosive is Angelas new father who sexually abuses her
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