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    Loss of Innocence in Hamlet

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    idealistic that it is hard not to like him. He is the typical young scholar facing the harsh reality of the real world. In this play, Hamlet has come to a time in his life where he has to see things as they really are. Hamlet is an initiation story. Mordecai Marcus states "some initiations take their protagonists across a threshold of maturity and understanding but leave them enmeshed in a struggle for certainty"(234).  And this is what happens to Hamlet. Although Hamlet is a little old to

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    Heart Full of Void All the wealth in the world can not fill an empty life. In Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler, takes place in mid 50’s paris, Richler uses a structuralist perspective to display the struggle of Barney’s dying life. Using first person point of view, symbolism and internal conflict, Richler beautifully entertains how depressing and empty Barney’s life is. Richler’s choice of first person point of view, manifest Barney’s depressing and vacant life. Unfortunately most of Barney’s

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    Comparision of Duddy Kravitz and Jay Gatsby Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz certainly provides a stark contrast to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. While Fitzgerald epitomizes descriptive writing techniques, Richler is far more reserved and subtle in terms of description when juxtaposed. However, both writers are able to successfully reveal the precarious journey of, essentially, the same character. Richler’s Duddy Kravitz and Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby, exemplifies

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    Multiculturalism In Canada

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    multiculturalism has failed” (44). In this paper, I examine some recent common issues of concern, especially, racism and discrimination, through the literary expression of Canadian playwrights and writers such as George F. Walker, Cecil Foster, and Mordecai Richler. These writers are not meant to represent any ethnic group as a whole, but rather try to project a general feeling about the nation in individual ways. I will finally explore the idea of how perhaps multiculturalism in Canada is evolving into

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    Kravitz is coming of age and has his whole life ahead of him. He is offered advice from the parental figures in his life and he is taking it to heart. However, Duddy must decide how he will choose to pursue his dreams and build his character. In Mordecai Richler’s novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, one is able to analyze the story through a Feminist, Marxist and Psychoanalytic lenses. Feminism is one of the lenses through which the reader is able to analyze the novel. In the novel, Yvette

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