Woman: Césaire believes that the woman is an essential part of the creation of a new civilization and reality. From the onset of the new reality created by the poet/magician, there must be someone who carries the myth with them and continues it for time after. The woman has a connection to birth, which can provide the birth of art, emotion and myth for future generations. The woman is also essential in that she bears the myth that she is given by the poet/magician.
“True civilization is in the realm of obsession. Civilization is an absurd idea which, felt and lived in its entirety, by the very fact and by that fact alone, becomes true. I preach obsession. The true ideal: the “possessed” woman.”