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  • Hagar In The Stone Angel
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    The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence is a heart-warming story of a ninety year old woman who is nearing death and who has very little to look back on with pride. Her life had been ruled by her concern of outward appearances and manners. Although she often felt love and happiness, she refused to show it fearing it may be viewed by others as a weakness. Hagar inherited this strong pride from her father, Jason Currie, along with other poor qualities. Throughout ...
  • Several Other Examples Of Hagar's Pride
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    In The Stone Angel, Hagar Shipley, age ninety, tells the story of her life, and in doing so tries to come to terms with how her personal attributes deprived her of joy throughout her life. Raised with the stern virtues of her pioneer ancestors, bestowed upon her through her father, Hagar becomes a tragic hero through a life of uncompromising pride - a pride which sustained her during a stormy marriage and which overpowered her ability to admit that she has made mistakes and ultimately contributi...
  • Lilac Dress And Doris
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    Laurence's use of Lilacs to foreshadow Bad Events in The Stone Angel They often say if you want to gain something you need to lose something in return. Hagar Shipley did this by purchasing a dress that she liked if she knew that she would have to sacrifice her independence that purchase would have never happened. In the novel The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses the first person narrative to describe Hagar Shipley's life the good times and the bad times. Margaret Laurence uses flower and colou...
  • Hagar's Marriage To Bram
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    CHARACTER ANALYSIS OF HAGAR SHIPLEY In Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel, Hagar Shipley is the main character. Born the daughter of Jason Currie, she is one who possesses incredible depth in character. Mingling past and present, we observe the very qualities, which sustained her and deprived her of joy such as her lack of emotional expression. As well, inheriting her father's harsh qualities, she exhibited pride that detested weakness in any form. Despite of her negative attributes she ...
  • Hagar's Marriage To Bram Shipley
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    Lesson Six, Writing Folder Assignment Hagar Shipley: A Character Analysis "Summer and Winter she viewed the town with sightless eyes. She was doubly blind, not only stone but un endowed with even a pretence of sight. Whoever had carved her had left the eyeballs blank. It seemed strange to me that she should stand above the town, harking us to heaven without even knowing who we were at all. But I was too young then to know her purpose, ... ". (Laurence 3) Hagar Shipley, Margaret Laurence's most w...
  • Hagar Escape To Shadow Point
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    Author Connections In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence chose to have her character Hagar, escape to a place of peace. This resembles her life in a similar way. Laurence traveled a lot throughout her life, and by doing so, it gave her visions for her writing. In 1950, Laurence moved to Africa. Since then, the books she wrote often reflected her time spent there. Moving to Africa was her relief from life. Going to Africa, she was alone with her husband and was moving to a unknown place to her. S...
  • Final Scene Of The Stone Angel Hagar
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    The loss of lucidity by Margaret Laurence's central character in The Stone Angel, Hagar Shipley, is, although important, only a small part of a much larger and influential allegorical message. The story that follows Hagar's meandering diatribe is superficial to her rebirth through her progressive death. The gradual progression of the novel is paralleled by Hagar's continual battle with both a failing body and mind. In a somewhat paradoxical state, Laurence makes life and death bedfellows in the ...
  • Symbols Of The Stone Angel
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    The literary purpose of the beginning part of Stone Angel is to provide expository information on the main characters, the setting, and the situation through the use of symbolism. The author has, without actually describing the main character, know her background family life, her childhood home, her thoughts, and parts of her personality. It is set up in such a way to allow the reader interest into the rest of the story, as well, as guess at what is to come. The symbols of the stone angel, the c...

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