Margaret Laurence Stone Angel Essay

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  • The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

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    novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel monument to embody the qualities of Hagar . Over the course of the novel, Hagar reflects back on the memories that have made up her life. Hagar's loneliness and depression are self induced and brought on by her pride, lack of emotion, stubbornness and the ignorance which she has towards anyone's opinion but her own. The qualities of Hagar are identical with those possessed by the stone angel monument and paralleled by Laurence many times

  • The Stone Angel, By Margaret Laurence

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    first place. Excessive pride is associated with one’s need to feel superior, only myopic people display it. Proud people are often emotionless to avoid vulnerability in social situations, because showing emotion at all appears weak. In Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel, Hagar Shipley looks back on her life with regret, and spends most of her life not knowing why she misses so many opportunities. Until she lives without pride, Hagar is oblivious of her mistakes. She fails to benefit anyone else because

  • The Symbolism of the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Essay

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    the Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel is a compelling journey of flashbacks seen through the eyes of Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman nearing the end of her life.  In the novel, Margaret Laurence, uses the stone angel to effectively symbolize fictional characters.   The term symbolism in its broadest sense means the use of an object to stand for something other than itself.  In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to sybmolize

  • Theme Of Death In The Stone Angel

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    believes that age increases natural piety, like a kind of insurance policy falling due…” From Hagar’s self-centered view, Marvin and Doris function as her executers, trying to deprive her identity by symbolically taking away her home. Thus in The Stone Angel the theme of freedom is linked with the question of human

  • Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment Essay

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    Stone Angel - Hagar as a Product of her Environment        Since the commencement of our world, there have been those such as Hitler, Einstein and Hitchcock, whose very name stands apart from the masses; their distinct aura symbolized something far greater than just a simple human life.  Such a statement can be applied to Hagar Shipley, the protagonist from the novel The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence, and hold true.  Hager is a unique character, whose essence rises above others, such that

  • Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal Referenc

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    Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal References Often times great novels and plays allude to religion, to mythology, or to other literary works for dramatic purposes. Shakespearean plays are perfect examples. Allusions help the reader or spectator better understand, through visualization, a character or an event in a novel. In some cases, the characters, the events, or a series of events are structured according to the people and the action

  • The Diviners And The Stone Angel

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    Margaret Laurence’s two novel; The Diviners and The Stone Angel each consist of a powerful and prominent womanly figure growing up in the town of Manawaka. The exploration of identity and feminism provides the base to each novel. The Stone Angel offers an image of an exceptional character, Hagar, who at age ninety confronts her mortality and is frightened, for all she can see behind her is a life filled with personal failures. Hagar’s extreme fear becomes the necessary spark for a change of heart

  • The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel Essay

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    The Use of Symbolism in Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel The statue of the stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride, Hagar's inability to relate and share her emotions, and the blindness and ignorance that comes from constantly refusing to see things from another point of view other than your own. The Stone angel is symbolic of the Currie family pride because it does not seem to serve it's purpose, which is to honour Hagar's mother who had died giving birth to her. Hagar describes

  • Essay on Use of Water in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

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    Whether it is in Manawaka, the Pacific Coast or Shadow point, what is constantly recognized in the number of times water is used. If one were to closely examine these situations, they would soon discover it's symbolic importance. In the novel The Stone Angel, water is presented in the many fluctuations, in Hagar's life. Hagar goes through many stages in her life, where water is represented but without it being physically present. Without the imagery of water, the story would be less effective and meaningful

  • King Lear vs the Stone Angel Blindness

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    space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all."(Kingslover) This is a quote that can relate the characters in The Stone Angel and King Lear. In the tragedy King Lear, written by William Shakespeare and in the novel The Stone Angel, written by Margaret Laurence, the term blindness has an entirely different meaning. It is not a physical flaw, but the inability of the characters to use their thoughts and emotions to see a person for whom