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  • 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...
  • Hagar's Pride And Stubbornness
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    In Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, the main character Hagar Shipley refused to compromise which shaped the outcome of her life as well as the lives of those around her. "Pride was my wilderness and the demon that led me there was fear... [I was] never free, for I carried my chains within me, and they spread out from me and shackled all I touched". (Laurence, 292). Hagar's pride and stubbornness were the causes of her failed relationships and lack of love in her life. Her excessive pride des...
  • Symbolism Of The Stone Angel
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    A symbol is a literary device used by the author to portray an idea to the reader. In Margaret Laurence's, The Stone Angel, the stone angel is a symbol used to heighten the reader's understanding of the characteristics of Hagar Shipley. First, the stone angel is used to show Hagar's pride in the Currie family name. She prizes the stone angel because it is expensive and imported from Italy to honour a mother Hagar never knew. Similarly, the stone angel is symbolic of Hagar's inability to show emo...
  • Hagar's Anger And Disappointment
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    THE STONE ANGEL Anger and disappointment can be a source of many things. Hagar's anger and disappointment can be seen from her guilt and her criminal ways. Through Hagar's guilt she feels anger for what she did and disappointment for what could have been. In the first paragraph of the book when she is telling about the stone angel on her mother's grave she states, "I wonder if she stands there yet, in memory of her who relinquished her feeble ghost as I gained my stubborn one". (p. 3) Hagar's st...
  • Symbolic Of Hagar's Pride
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    Margaret Laurence's novel, The Stone Angel is a compelling journey of flashbacks seen through the eyes of Hagar Shipley, a 90 year old woman nearing the end of her life. In the novel, Margaret Laurence, uses the stone angel to effectively symbolize fictional characters. The term symbolism in its broadest sense means the use of an object to stand for something other than itself. In The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel to the Currie family values and pride and in particular, the...
  • Hagar's Life
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    The Stone Angel Event by event, memory by memory the scales fall from Hagar's eyes until she sees clearly her own nature. No longer blaming others, she dies courageously by being fully responsible for her own life. What are the stages of Hager's enlightenment. The novel The Stone Angel portrays an image of a ninety-year-old woman, Hagar Currie, who confronts her past of personal failures in an attempt for rejuvenation before death. Hagar has lead a life dominated by authority and memories of who...
  • 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 And The Stone Angel
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    In her novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence uses the stone angel monument to embody the qualities of Hagar. Over the course of the novel, Hagar reflects back on the memories that have made up her life. Hagar's loneliness and depression are self induced and brought on by her pride, lack of emotion, stubbornness and the ignorance which she has towards anyone's opinion but her own. The qualities of Hagar are identical with those possessed by the stone angel monument and paralleled by Laurence m...
  • Example Of Hagar S Heart Of Stone
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    In The Stone Angel, Margaret Lawrence portrays a woman attempting to understanding herself and her life. Hagar is the narrator of the book. She is ninety, and is trying to avoid an old aged home where her son Marvin, and Marvin+s wife Doris want to put her. During this her attempt to move to Shadow Point and live alone, Hagar remembers the many parts of her life and her life story is revealed to the reader in that fashion. Hagar grew up in Manawaka, in the prairies. Hagar+s mother died while giv...
  • Hagar's Pride
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    Through out the novel "The Stone Angel", Hagar's pride manifests itself in her apparent hatred of weakness, poor self-awareness and inability to love; however, because Laurence tells the story from Hagar's point of view, the reader sees that she does in fact feel compassion, humility and love, but restrains these feelings behind a stoic, unbending exterior. The progress of the novel is Hagar's progress toward the expression of these emotions. Hagar is full of pride and fear from early childhood....
  • True To One's Self By Self Realization
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    In the two books Stone Angel and A Jest of God written by Margaret Laurence, both of the main characters strive for freedom and independence. Rachel Cameron, from A Jest of God is a thirty-four year old, paranoid and pessimistic teacher who always undervalues herself. While Hagar Shipley, is an elderly woman who is so full of pride that is clouds her judgment and has made her spend most of her life fighting for independence. Both characters illustrate the importance of being true to one's self, ...

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