Academic Papers on Canadian Literature

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A 6 page paper discussing the works of this Canadian author. The writer specifically describes Callaghan's inclusion of his own spirituality within his works. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

A 5 page paper that considers the theme of the missing father within this particular work. The writer argues in favor of the notion that Will's missing father significantly shaped the development of other relationships in the novel. No additional sources cited.

Alice Munro's 'Eskimo'

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page essay on Munro's 'Eskimo.' The writer focuses upon key aspects of the characters' inner lives and details their overall impact on the reader. No Bibliography.

A Bird in the House

  • 5 page paper

This is a 5 page paper that examines two of the short stories in the collection "The Bird in the House" in reference to their similarities and specifically focusing on the development of the storyline and the role the conclusion to these two stories play in that development. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 5 page paper looking at the work of Miriam Waddington, Irving Layton, and A.M. Klein. The paper observes that these three poets look at their own lives through the lens of their distinctively Jewish-Canadian heritage, and share the belief that their particular identity is reflected in the ancestry of their people. Bibliography lists 7 ...

A 5 page look at the novel In The Skin of a Lion by Canadian author/poet Michael Ondaatje. The paper demonstrates how the immigrant characters are represented by the 'alien' quality of another outsider, the protagonist Patrick Lewis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page essay discusses Farley Mowat's book, published in 1963, and based on an official survey by the Canadian Wildlife Service that was designed to study the impact of on the caribou population through a close study of their lives. The book underscores the fact that humans can only gain knowledge and awareness of ...

A 12 page research paper that investigates how the political theories of Hans J. Morgenthau, which were outlined in his book Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, could be applied in understanding Canadian foreign policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Joy Kogawa's 'Obasan'

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper that considers the element of foreshadowing within one early incident in the novel and demonstrates why this foreshadowing was important in terms of the message of the work. Bibliography lists no additional sources.

A 4 page paper that reflects on the different classifications of Japanese Canadians suggested in Kogawa's book and considers the events that occurred in terms of these classifications. Bibliography lists no additional sources.

A five page paper looking at this seminal Canadian work by Hugh MacLennan, set against the backdrop of the Halifax explosion of 1917. The paper discusses MacLennan’s feeling that if all factions of Canadian society could be brought to place their primary allegiance in Canada rather than their own small special interest groups, this ...

An eight page paper looking at this well-loved children's classic by Lucy Maud Montgomery in terms of its emphasis on the power of the imagination. The paper asserts that young children actually feel things more deeply than adults believe them to, and their imaginations can help them come to terms with a confusing and difficult ...

In 5 pages, the author discusses the way in which sense of place was developed in "Swamp Angel" by Ethel Wilson. No other sources are cited.

"Alias Grace"

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper on Margaret Atwood's book "Alias Grace." The paper discusses various aspects of the book such as gender, female sexuality and social class and addresses how these perceptions, originating from those around her, influenced Grace's ability to adequately express herself. No additional sources cited.

This 5 page paper considers the way in which Carol Shields creates effects in her story, and the use of symbolism, point of view, tense, diction and descriptive text to support the central messages she conveys. This paper specifically looks at some of the central formal elements that determine the impact of her work. No additional sources cited. ...

5 pages in length. These two interesting books that depict the First Nations People of Canadian descent are "The Loons" by Margaret Laurence and "Borders" by Thomas King. While the settings in each story are different at the same time they have the same agenda, and that is the problems faced by Indians ...

A five page paper looking at Canadian author Lynn Coady's novel in terms of the learning experiences its protagonist undergoes, both in the mental hospital and afterwards. The paper suggests that up to now Bridget has tended to think of events as cyclical, and she needs to readjust her thinking to perceive them as linear. ...

Albert Camus and Margaret Atwood inhabit two very different world and write from two very different views, however, in Surfacing by Atwood and The Stranger by Camus they share the same sense of alienation for their protagonist. This 5 page paper asserts that the unnamed narrator in Atwood's second novel and Meursault in The Stranger are both portrayed as ...

This 3 page paper provides insights into Munro's story that appears in the Friend of My Youth anthology. The paper focuses on how artistic expression is exemplified. The Almeda Roth character is highlighted. No additional sources cited.

4 pages in length. In Sinclair Ross's "The Lamp at Noon," the desolation of the expansive and haunting setting mirrors the sentiment of life, marriage and the glimmer of hope. This short story set against a backdrop of emotional and scenic barrenness is indicative of the prolific writer's inherent ability to pursue even ...

Ernest Buckler's The Mountain And The Valley is lauded for being an exceptional example of regional writing. This 5 page paper argues that the community's inability to confront emotional issues, in concert with their fear of the protagonist's exceptionality, demands a toll on his self-confidence which ultimately results in his inability to escape. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 18 page paper which compares and contrasts the status of women in Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel, 'The Handmaid's Tale' with those of the Christian Bible, Hindu and Muslim women, specifically in terms of identity (or lack of identity) and sexuality. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page report discusses Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel “The English Patient.” It is a passionate story of war, love and memory was both mysterious and disturbing. But the incident in which Almasy paints Katherine’s face in the cave of swimmers carries a number of deeper meanings than simple grief over her death. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ...

A 5 page paper which examines the theme of nationalism vs. common humanity in Michael Ondaatje's novel, 'The English Patient.' Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the theme of Canadian author Guy Vanderhaeghe's short story, "Dancing Bear." No additional sources are used.

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