How violence develops and where it can lead?
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, a novel by Heinrich Böll, is subtitled How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead. This is exactly what Böll uses his protagonist find out. Katharina is by no means the only literary character created by a male author to tell the story of a voiceless Other. William Shakespeare’s Ophelia, along with countless later versions of her, is another vengeful victim silenced in life’s carnival.
Violences, on the contrary, is a performance that tells the female protagonist’s story without hijacking her voice, judging her, or allowing the age-old male show-off, Hamlet, to dominate the stage.