Before focusing on the most extreme example of male ownership that is Almasy’s ownership of Katharine, I want to first exa...
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...vere gender-divide that is only normally present in same-sex relationships. This along with Hana’s appreciation for her own body and sexuality show readers a new type of relationship. In this way, I feel Ondaatje’s novel is progressive and reflects several feminist values and ideals, though they are often hidden just below the surface.
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