Essays and Research Papers on Canadian Literature

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Alice Munro: Biography

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which presents a biography of Alice Munro. Bibliography list 3 sources.

This 5 page paper explores the characters in the novel Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. No additional sources are listed.

A 3 page essay that examines Robertson Davies' novel Fifth Business (1970). The writer argues that, in this novel, the principal theme of a man's search for himself is set against the backdrop of the theme of spirituality versus materialism. An examination of these two themes shows that they are intrinsically intertwined in this complex ...

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.

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 ...

A 12 page research paper/essay on this novel and how its aesthetics and style contribute to an emotional appeal that appears to be equally strong for both adolescents and adults, regardless of whether they are Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal. This examination shows that the novel’s appeal lies in the author’s narrative style, but also in the ...

A 3 page essay that discusses how Canadian authors Michael Ondaatje and Sky Lee in their novels In the Skin of a Lion and Disappearing Moon Café offer narratives that portray immigrant experience in Canadian history. Ondaatje tells the story of Macedonian and Greek workmen who built the bridges, buildings and other structures that transformed ...

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.

A 7 page discussion of the theme of death as it is found in Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel". Laurence used writing as a tool to work through her pain. With her writing she could create an imaginary world that was, at least on the surface, free of the real life trauma that ...

A 6 page paper which provides background information on the author, then compares and contrasts the style of writing, the themes, and the main characters of each book. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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.

A 4 page consideration of how gender affects decision in this futuristic novel by Nalo Hopkinson. No additional sources are listed.

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.

An 8 page overview of the book by Jan Wong. Wong, a Canadian ethnic Chinese, lived in China during the 1960s and 1970s. Although she had lived a life of privilege in Canada and could not even speak the Chinese language, she manages to provide a unique and unmatched account of one of ...

5 pages in length. Anne Shirley, a true icon in Canadian mythology, achieved her status by virtue of author Lucy Maud Montgomery's authentic portrayal of Prince Edward Island for the world to behold. Because of this global peak into an otherwise quiet community, Prince Edward Island has attracted scores of people from all ...

5 pages in length. Anne Shirley, a true icon in Canadian mythology, achieved her status by virtue of author Lucy Maud Montgomery's authentic portrayal of Prince Edward Island for the world to behold. Because of this global peak into an otherwise quiet community, Prince Edward Island has attracted scores of people from all ...

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 4 page paper which examines how these values influenced the ‘truth’ of each work. 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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