Short Story Borders By Thomas King

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the short story “Borders” by Thomas King is set around the Border crossing between the Canadian town Coutts and the American town of Sweet grass. The word Borders by definition means a line separating two countries, administrative divisions, or other areas(Oxford dictionary). In this story the author uses this word practically as the setting of the story and figuratively to describe the conflicts the characters face. The story is told through the eyes of a young naïve boy as he accompanies his mother across the border crossing to travel to visit his sister in the United States. The border crossing proves to be more then just the location for the story as it is a component for many examples of symbolism, inner conflict, and pride suggested
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