Canadian Literature Analysis

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What I Have Learned About Canadian Literature" General summary of Canadian literature During this semester we had the opportunity to read five short stories written by great Canadian authors. While reading these stories I always found something that made me think or was thought-provoking for me. Sometimes the beauty of nature or the description of the landscape was fascinating in other cases the characters’ presentation was so thoroughly detailed that it was not difficult at all to imagine them in real life or their thoughts were so touching that the readers must stop and think it over from their point of view as well. As a matter of fact, in all the short stories the characters are people who search for something that is missing from their…show more content…
Canadian literature is the literature originating from Canada. As we know, Canada 's dominant cultures were originally British and French, as well as aboriginal. The country became home to a more diverse population of readers and writers. The country 's literature has been strongly influenced by international immigration, particularly in recent decades. Canada 's ethnic and cultural diversity are reflected in its literature. The influence of geography on literature can be felt in many short stories. Canada has much more female novelists than any other countries in the world. The rise of feminism in the 1960s caused a number of Anglo-Canadian women writers to focus on the question of female Canadian identity. The aim of women writing in Canada is to bring about remarkable changes in the lives of Canadian women and society. The country’s literature is more multicultural, which reflects of the diversity of society. Canada is a nation of newcomers from every corner of the globe. Originally inhabited by Aboriginal peoples, immigration to Canada began with the French and British colonization in the 17th century. In 1982 the Canadian constitution contained a Charter of Rights and Freedoms that protected…show more content…
The use of the landscape in Canadian literature contributes in building an identity that is separate from Europe. Writers see the landscape as an entity that forces them to struggle. In Life After God the narrator, Scout, moves into the wilderness, far from society to recall his memories of the past to find the answers for the meaning of life. In The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair Macleod, the destructive power of the restless sea is wonderfully detailed in long and picturesque descriptions but it can be concerned with the metaphor of searching self-identity. The story’s rural scenes contrast strikingly with the urban settings. The influence of modem urban life appears occasionally and critically. The vast majority of the population live in urban and suburban settlements that occupy a tiny proportion of the land surface and have only occasional contact with the non-urban area. The insistence on traditions is often in focus in the stories, it is well depicted in The Lost Salt Gift of Blood when they sing and play traditional tunes and each event and object seems to have a life of its own. People have their same habits for many years and do not really intend to change them because the habits and the traditions give them safety and permanency thus they can preserve their national

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