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Dehumanization in The Women Who Clean Fish Erica Funkhouser's women who clean fish could hardly be categorized as women at all. Nevertheless they are named Rose or Grace forming a vast contradiction in itself. They're introduced as people providing the illusion that they're of some significance but very soon they are seen as nothing more than laborers. They become an unidentifiable mass, each as ordinary as the second. But, they don't remain unidentifiable forever and from the end of the poem that the girls become completely fishlike. "The Women Who Clean Fish" illustrates this dehumanizing transformation to fish. The names Rose and Grace don't fit in this poem due to the circumstance in which they are used. After the word "rose" can be seen or heard it's the illustration of an elegant flower at the end of a long slender stem, adorned with delicate petals that's clearly observable and an instantaneous picture of attractiveness springs to mind. By definition, grace means "a virtue that comes from God." Instantly an angelic, classy lady by the name of Grace is pict...