Plightenment Ideas In The Great Gatsby

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Active Reading Journal: Quest for Enlightenment Wood’s idea that “Dunstan Ramsay is a perfect case of plight in the imagination of a chilly Canadian culture” (Wood 24) is true. Dunstan’s journey begins with the unfortunate incident with the snowball hitting Mary Dempster. His life is forever changed by this situation that, arguably, is caused by the “chilly Canadian” snow. There are several other aspects of Fifth Business that mirror Canadian culture. The school Dunstan teaches at models Upper Canada College (Wood 24), showcasing a Canadian school. This novel also incorporates other famous characters into Canadian culture. Wood notes that Boy Staunton can be compared to Scott Fitzgerald’s protagonist in his American novel The Great Gatsby

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