John Wilson: An Outsider

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John Wilson is an outsider and also referred as a stranger who comes to the new world, Canada, and struggles to live by himself. When Wilson arrived in Canada, it was lucky and easy for him to find a job because there was a sign about “English Need not Apply” (p.12) and he is a Scottish. However, the jobs he could acquire were such as construction of bridge and gardener with low wage and lots of painstaking. The surplus could barely feed him after he sent the money back to his family. Although life was harsh in an unknown area, “he felt disconnected from the old world [Scotland] and everyone [his family, his friends and the scandal] in it” (p.18). He is also discriminated as a foreigner. For example, when Wilson tried to buy a marriage license,
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