Atwoods Theory of Canadian Short Stories

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Atwoods Theory of Canadian Short Stories Margaret Atwood detects that in most Canadian stories there seems to be some sort of victim and their quest for survival. In the stories The Wedding Gift, The Butterfly Ward, and Skald, we find three of her four types of victims. First there are creative non-victims who are successful at not being victims, secondly, there are victims who acknowledge the fact that they are victims but who blame their …

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…Couldn't you be bothered to get him his shots?' Alma cringed at the accusation. " I didn't know…"(72), and also because as she says "It was [her] dog."(73). Atwoods theory, so far, holds true in those three short stories in proving that most Canadian literature involves some sort of victim and their willingness or unwillingness to solve their situations. These three stories show three of her four types of victims and their quests for survival.