1b. I have noticed that no region in Canada has a mean trait attached to them. They are are somewhat pleasant and congenial. He also does not speak of the northern people of Canada; he only speaks of those who reside in the southern parts of Canada. I have also noticed that his descriptions of Canadians are very divers.
Margaret Atwood, Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature. McLelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1972. “Canadian Nationalism in Arts and Science.” The Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa: 1975.
. I can’t help but feel out of place in this town, my every public move watched by people by the dozen. I feel like a complete foreigner in my own land, the townsfolk were bitter, cold and unwelcoming. It felt like there was something here, a spooky vibe radiating of every little thing. The town belonged in a book not a thing out of place, not a drunk to be scene, it was every preachers dream.
With this realization she is able to focus on the winters and springs of Canada rather than the summers. All the happenings of this small town truly helped Laurence form her views on the world.
When one thinks of Canada, he/she is most likely to stereotypically comment on a subject regarding hockey, beavers, maple syrup, and cold weather. However, not many stop and wonder about how Canada became the peaceful nation it is today. Throughout Canada’s relatively short and brief history, it has managed to flourish into a strong and powerful nation. Canada’s peaceful identity has been formed with meaningful historic events that have occurred throughout our history.It’s identity has been characterized by Lester B. Pearson's role during the suez canal, their involvement in the Vietnam war, and its engagement in peacekeeping missions around the world.
When it comes to Canadian History, perhaps the most controversial and widely disputable topic of debate would have to be one of Canada’s greatest wars: The War of 1812. A wide array of views are held on many aspects of the war ranging from who won to what ramifications the war would ultimately sire. In yet another discussion on the ever so controversial War of 1812, a new question was posed and deliberated by five historians: whose war, was it? Like any other question posed about this war a multitude of ideas would ultimately arise in each of their differing viewpoints. In their roundhouse discussion, the historians would ultimately serve to paint the War of 1812 as a war that transcends much further than the nationalistic view. A view that, though an important part of Canadian history, has been exaggerated to the point of choking out the many voices who fought and continue to fight for inclusion in the narrative. In their remembrance of the War of 1812, society unwittingly failed history in their lackluster commemorations which exclude important narratives and voices and stand tainted by the misuse of history to serve the nationalistic agenda.
The narrator discovers that the vast grey town and its ghostly inhabitants are minuscule to the point of being invisible compared with the immensity of heaven and reality. This is illustrated in the encounter
3)Margaret Conrad, "The Politics of Place: Regionalism and Community in Atlantic Canada," The Constitutional Future of the Prairies and Atlantic Canada (1992): 18-36
He first emphasizes how ample and bright the place is. He also narrates how there are “poisonous particles… as motes in sun-beams, into the lungs” (40). He expresses how suffocating this place is with a cough (14). The fact that the women don’t cough and are “used to it” is like saying they don’t breathe anymore. He describes the women as the “blank-looking girls, with blank, white folders in their blank hands” (12). He portrays these women as cadavers being preserved in this cold place, like a morgue. He says, “…face pale with work, and blue with cold; an eye supernatural with unrelated misery” (11). He is intentionally making the reader feel they are dead alive through the description of a physical death, then a social and emotional death.
Stevenson suggests the sense of fear and cultural anxieties of late Victorian England through depiction of the unreal city, in particular, fog in the novella. "The fog has gripped London", and it "swirls" and "eddies through the gloomy neighborhoods", describing them seem "like a district of some city in a nightmare." Stevenson shape an eerie aura through portrayals of the "great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven ... here it would be dark like the back-end of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown ... and here ... a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths." The haggard and swirling fog and somber hues combine to form a murkiness that displays
What is Canada? What is a Canadian? Canada, to employ Voltaire's analogy, is nothing but “a few acres of snow.”. Of course, the philosopher spoke of New France, when he made that analogy. More recently, a former Prime Minister, Joe Clark, said that the country was nothing but a “community of communities”. Both these images have helped us, in one way or another, try to interpret what could define this country. On the other hand, a Canadian could be a beer, a hockey-playing beaver or even a canoe floating in a summer day's sunset. A Canadian could also be a “sovereigntyphobe”, refusing to see the liquefaction, albeit political, of the second largest country in the world.
The first way that the Women’s Movement significantly impacedt Canada’s history was economically, in WWI. This was the first time the role of women in society and their contributions to the economy
Canada is truly the most marvelous country in the world. Canada has a total area of 9,976,140 km, making us the second largest country in the world. We are bordered by three oceans, the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean therefore granting us the longest coastline on earth. Canada is becoming more and more populated as the years go by, as we currently have over 35 million people calling Canada their home. Canada is made up of ten provinces along the border of the United States of America and three territories further north. Canada has wonderful freedom thanks to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and our strong bicameral system. Canada is an amazing country and has many positive things to
Canadian Fiction Blackboard Post Two In Margaret Laurence’s short story, The Loons, the birds’ presence and cries are indicative of the effects European colonialism has had on Aboriginal life. Vanessa and her father sit and listen to the loons out on the lake, where their haunting songs are described as “voices [belonging] to a world separated by aeons from our neat world of summer cottages and the lighted lamps of home.” (Course Reader 33) Vanessa’s father, in response to the sounds, states that “They must have sounded just like that before any person ever set foot here.” (33) The loons, in their peaceful existence before outsiders, represent the world of Aboriginals before settlers arrived.
Microbes would begin a deadly and massive change in each New world and Old world societies. Diseases would help win battles. It would destroy cultures and many groups of people would be completely be destroyed due to the rapid and uncontrolled loss of people. This would go for both ends of the new world people and the old world people in massive ways.