Comparative Literature: Social Roles and Structures Social roles and structures are skewed by personal contextual experiences and by endemic forces within society. Many people are still, in some ways, situated outside of the normative structure of society, but their differences were augmented by the context of history. Coming to a new country, or being faced with new cultures within one’s own country, requires individuals to re-evaluate how they see themselves and how they relate to other people, but also how they fit into the existing power structure. This paper serves to examine the experience of people in the new social construct of Canada in the nineteenth century, and historical contexts that affected power dynamics in this time...The end:
.....was developed through the actions of the Colonial Office, the media and the settlers of the nineteenth century. While there was dissent and even resistance to this way of thinking about the new community, it is clear that those within the existing power structure worked diligently to prevent diversity in all of its forms.References Perry, A. “Hardy Backwoodsmen, Wholesome Women, and Steady Families: Immigration and the Construction of a White Society in Colonial British Columbia, 1849-1871,” In Foundations, M. Conrad and A. Finkel, eds. Toronto: Pearson, pp. 384-97. Morgan, C. “‘Better Than Diamonds’”: Sentimental Strategies and Middle-Class Culture in Canada West,” In Foundations, M. Conrad and A. Finkel, eds. Toronto: Pearson, pp. 432-52.