Rhetorical Analysis Of Canada's 'Genocide'

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A Rhetorical Analysis of ‘Canada’s “Genocide”: Thousands Taken from Their Homes Need Help’ Published in Maclean’s magazine in 1999, Michael Downey’s short but grave narrative essay Canada’s “Genocide”: Thousands Taken from Their Homes Need Help depicts an agonizing account of the Sixties Scoop adoptions. By opening his essay with the tragic but later successful example of Carla Williams’ life, Downey introduces the forceful system that prevailed in the late 1960s. This presentation serves as the foreshadowing of the evidences used to support his main idea that the forced adoption within the native communities caused individual and cultural tragedy, along with the belief that they can prosper beyond the tragedy of the past. By supplying several
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