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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2024, 7(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070608.

A Study of The Loons from the Perspective of Post-colonialism


Lin Liwen, Zeng Xianglu

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Lin Liwen

School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, Yunnan, 650504, China


Post-colonial theory is a multicultural theory that focuses on the "after" of the colonial period, the relationship of cultural discourse and power between the sovereign and the colonized, as well as new issues related to racism, cultural imperialism, national cultures, and cultural power identities. The short story The Loons written by the famous Canadian female writer Margaret Laurence contains the post-colonialism ideas. The work reveals the racial and gender discrimination that exists in Canadian mainstream society under the colonial influence through the writing of the survival predicament of an ethnic minority girl named Piquette. The reasons behind the survival dilemma of the protagonist, Piquette, as well as the embodiment of post-colonialism in it are worth exploring.


Margaret Lawrence; The Loons; post-colonialism

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Lin Liwen, Zeng Xianglu. A Study of The Loons from the Perspective of Post-colonialism. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 6: 43-47. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2024.070608.


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