She focused around the notion of Canadian culture as a social identity. Her arguments of how people create a subtext and how images are a cultural production are explained in a precise manner throughout the paragraphs on page
For instance, her principal work of literary criticism, Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature, is considered outdated in Canada but remains the standard introduction to Canadian literature in Canadian Studies programs internationally. In Survival, Atwood expresses the symbol of survival through the omnipresent use of “victim positions” in Canadian literature. More recently, Atwood has continued her exploration of the implications of Canadian literary themes for Canadian identity in lectures such as Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature. Atwood’s contribution to the theorizing of Canada is not limited to her non-fiction works. Several of her works, including The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and Surfacing, are examples where Atwood explicitly explores the relation of history and narrative and the processes of creating history.
It seems as though many calls for accommodation come from the advocates of mixed-up political precision, the promoters of multiculturalism, diversity and communitarianism. For them, the presence of permanent ethnic and religious groups and of collective rights attached to them is a public good. Reasonable accommodation is one of the ways of upholding differences and the negotiation of the level of accommodation. This model of Canada is what Joe Clark meant when he said that Canada is a “community of communities.” (James) The opponents of accommodation, especially in Quebec, are often inspired by French republicanism, by views of secularism, of equality and of integration of newcomers as equals into our society. They dislike the idea that civil society should become a permanent negotiating session between powerful lobbies.
The cause of someone to be unable to move or walk properly is called a cripple. In the essay written by Nancy Mairs, On Being a Cripple, she describes her feelings about word choices used to describe “cripple”. The author’s purpose is to identify herself as a confident and tough person capable of using the word “cripple” and able to rise above her disability. She wants to inform the audience about her life as a “cripple.” Mair’s adopts a confident tone by using strong diction, figurative language, and syntactical features to encourage readers to understand her opinions toward wanting to be called “cripple” as a way of expressing her acceptance towards being a “cripple.” Mairs uses denotative and connotative diction through the use of specific word choice to describe tone. By identifying herself as “tough”, she characterizes herself as a person capable of withstanding hardship instead of using “strong” which implies being able to withstand pressure.
Additionally, I saw two other techniques that go well together. They are evoking emotion and the use of persuasion. In the second paragraph it reads: “Besides, it is due to our Constitution and Government, that we should train ourselves as to fit us for the discharge of the duties of freeman, in full.” While you are reading this sentence, it is hard not to feel as though the author is correct. By the seriousness of her tone, and the logic of the sentence, it persuades me to believe in Cary’s opinion that she expresses. In the paper they also mention: “They either pass us by, in cold contempt, ignore us altogether, keep themselves or their readers, or both ignorant of what Canada is.” In this sentence, she is conjuring negativity and gives me a critical point of view while reading this passage.
The only thing that held them together was the personality of Mrs. Moodie” (Atwood, 62). However, Atwood channeled these disconnected anecdotes into a series of poems which adds the author’s voice into the mix, while still maintaining Moodie’s unique identity. And Atwood’s treatment of Canadian identity – and the
Rhetorical Analysis: “Canadian cannabis: Marijuana as an irritant/problem in Canada-US relations” In “Canadian cannabis: Marijuana as an irritant/problem in Canada-US relations”, the speaker, broadly-published professor, foreign policy expert Gecelovsky reasons with his politically-progressive educated North American audience about the issues of marijuana’s legality, industry, and law-abiding penalties that is the States compared to Canada. A rhetorical analysis of “Canadian cannabis” reveals persuasive appeals to pathos, strong appeals to ethos, and effective appeals to logos. Gecelovsky’s writing talent pleases both Americans and Canadian, resulting from pleasing both opposing sides. Canada is mention as “out of step with their more conservative neighbor to the south”(1, 233). This comment has Americans agreeing with the speaker.
Compare and Contrast Xinjiang, Chechnya, and Quebec In all three of these areas they are trying to achieve some sort of independence. These conflicts are alike in that they involve the struggle of one group to become separate and independent from their home country. In Quebec the movement is peaceful and political. Quebec is trying to be free from Canada because of its dominant French culture in the province. Some people are now satisfied with protected language rights within the Canadian confederation while some still want independence for Quebec.
1). It is also of her opinion, that Canada should “seek national consensus in support of Kyoto” (Kelly, par.1). I do not share her views in regards to the support of the Kyoto Accord and will demonstrate why. I will share my findings as to why my opposition is so strong and what the science has yielded thus far regarding greenhouse gas emissions, the economy and employment. I will revisit the Accord in retrospect to today; how it has failed Canada and how much the science has changed thus far.
“It is the reality that contrasts with the sincere fiction of the American myth of meritocracy, which says that everything we have must have been earned!” (HEIDI SCHLUMPF, May 26, 2006, National Catholic Reporter, the Independent Newsweekly, NCRonline.org) Barbara Ehrenreich and bell hooks both speak through out their essays about their personal experiences and knowledge regarding a world of “unearned privileges” as well as the “Practice of Freedom.” These two writers clearly affirm that there is an inequality upon our race, gender, sexual preference and class. Both Barbara and bell attempt to persuade and challenge society to transform this unsettling mentality of pseudo equality. As Peggy McIntosh in “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” describes it best by stating: I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege. …white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was "meant" to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools … (McIntosh, 2??