As Robertson Davies stated, “ Canada is not going to have a national literature in the mode of those European lands where a long history has bound the people together, and where a homogeneous racial inheritance has given them a language, customs, and even a national dress of their own.” 2 We need to look at the work of Canadian authors who have come here from different backgrounds. Connecting with our multicultural student body is really important! As Canadians, we are lost in a sea of international influences – we hardly know who we are. And we do this without realizing it.
Rita Wong’s “offering” to Zhi Ma Wu, the Bygone Black Sludge of Nature Rita Wong’s Forage is powerful and unrelenting in its position against chemical harms on the environment, but this stance is not made obvious until after the poem “offering.” This delay is due to Wong’s first paying tribute to the death of the naturally grown, as represented by zhi ma wu, whilst the world progresses toward to the genetically modified. The title of “offering” and Wong’s heritage as a Chinese Canadian alludes to the form of this two-part poem, which consist of a border and a body, as it is illustrative of a bucket and a burning joss paper. The bucket embodies the deceased by receiving the joss paper offerings, and in order to personify the deceased to which
In “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” a knight has been put under the spell of some woman that he met in the forest. In “A Mother in a Refugee Camp” there is a mother who cares for her child. In “Remember” it is about the last wish of a dying lover. In these three poems they all represent love and they can all represent the illusion of love. But they are all very different when you look at the reasons of love and the reasons for the illusion of love.
The reader is able to understand what Annie had to go through during the "loss" of her loved one. It shows that she at one point was able to handle the fact Ben was going through this change, but at some point, she had to draw a line. She could no longer handle that he was never coming back and she finally let's go. If third person complete omniscient was used, it would draw away from Annie's loss.
Instead of touching the readers hearts in a sentimental way, Mansfield managed to tap into our fears. I was surprised with Richard Nordguist’s perspective on the short story because he seemed to take a different meaning from it than I did. Towards the end of this review he states that Miss Brill was amidst of self-discovery when she was let down and after thinking back on the story I can agree. Nordguist suggests that just like Miss Brill, we also fear of being “laughed off the stage” and I plan to integrate that idea into my paper. I really enjoyed reading this review because it gave me a deep and distinct viewpoint on this short story which will help me add thoughts and ideas to my
(525) You are intrigued to know why Louise would be joyful seeing that her husband has died. By the end of the story you see the irony that she doesn’t die of happiness, but rather dies of sorrow knowing that she isn’t free anymore. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin uses strong irony to emphasize her theme of the unhappiness of marriages during this time. Irony is evident throughout the story, rather than the last five paragraphs, as irony plays out in the sense that, after learning about Brentley’s death, Louise retreats and becomes joyful. “She did not stop to ask if it were or were not a monstrous joy that held her” (525).
In ‘Runaway’, the plot is extremely slow initially but speeds up towards the end and this makes for a great an impactful effect on the reader. The central plot is based around events that happen in the protagonist’s life. Her happiness is faced with a demanding husband and a peculiar relationship with the neighbor, Sylvia Jamieson. Munro develops the story from the perspective of a 3rd person omniscient by voicing Carla’s emotion and her misery, which then builds into desperation when she goes to Sylvia’s house and cries until she finally decides to escape her cramped life at the farm.
This argument, though irritates and angers Sripathi in the beginning slowly makes him realize his mistakes. At times, he has made a comparison of his relationship with his daughter and his friend Raju’s relationship with his disabled daughter, Ragini. While Sripathi has distanced himself from Maya because of her love marriage, Raju is very different with his daughter; he is very much devoted to her. His devotion makes Sripathi to think about Maya and he feels guilty that he himself is responsible for her death. It is quite natural that one understands the value of relationship and love after the death of the loved ones because the value is felt more in their
My dad eventually tied it down and off we went. After being in the car for over three hours my little cousin Maddie had to use the bathroom and I was really hungry. Dad had stopped at a gas station that had a Mcdonalds attached and I ran in and ordered fast. All of us decided that we would sit down at the table and eat our food. When we were all done eating we got in the car and drove another 7 hours.
Natural Resources minister is under fire from Liberal minister for harmful comments about the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. He apologized for the comments he made about pipeline protests that some people mis-interpret his speech as a threat of their communities. Carr made comments about the possible use of defence forces during future protests to put their safety over pipeline projects approved by Ottawa. The controversy was started when Carr told the crowd "If people choose for their own reasons not to be peaceful, then the government of Canada, through its defence forces, through its police forces, will ensure that people will be kept safe"(Lazzarino). Some First Nations made a promised to protest over the Liberal government controversial
I believe that the Canadian government is guilty of genocide against the aboriginal people of Canada because of the residential schools, the creation of the Indian act and the enfranchisement of first nations people. The first reason I think the Canadian government is guilty of genocide is the residential schools. The schools were government sponsored religious schools established to assimilate aboriginal children into the dominant Canadian culture. Their policy was to remove children from the influence of their families, cultures and traditions.
The Aboriginals were well satisfied by this move (pg: 50) - Prime Minister Stephan Harper said to the House of Commons that the schools were a “sad chapter” in Canadian history (pg: 50) - Stephan Harper also said “The government now recognizes that the consequences of the Indian residential schools policy were profoundly negative and that this policy has had a lasting and damaging impact on Aboriginal culture, heritage, and language.” (pg: 50) - The Quebec Native Woman questioned the apology’s value and wanted the government to correct the issues Aboriginals continue to face (pg: 50) The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Voices - The Prime Minister set up a royal commission in 1991 for the Aboriginals.
As mentioned prior, the goal of ISIS and other terrorist groups is to impose their beliefs on everyone else, and they do so through violent extremist activities. If we prevent refugees from entering Canada, we are forcing them to endure the torturous living conditions that are occurring and ultimately risk their lives. This is allowing the extremist groups to succeed in their goal of imposing their beliefs on everyone whose faith does not lie directly parallel with their own. In my opinion, it is our responsibility to assist refugees in finding contentment in Canada.
Lennie before he died. George didn’t want to kill Lennie. George was apprehensive to kill Lennie. Throughout the story “The Scarlet Ibis”, Brother was always disappointed by Doodle no matter how hard Doodle tried. George stated he was never mad at Lennie in Lennie’s final moments, but he was frustrated with him throughout the story.