We often hear about the role of white men in European colonialism. We seldom hear about the role of white women. “Simon it’s obvious we have to miss this ball…You know this business has to be stopped Simon. And you are the only man who can do it.” (Act II). Pilkings did not want to intervene with the ritual of the natives (which is a polite way of saying it). He claimed he did not care if they flung themselves from a cliff. However, his wife, Jane, persuaded him to intervene which changed the course of the play. What can you infer about women’s role during colonialism? Was it as minor as it is portrayed to be?
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