Exclusion or Inclusion: The Literary Canon amid Matters of Gender, Race and Power The literary canon has long been a contentious matter of debate for literary scholars and critics with the rise of Multicultural education in the Western world over the last thirty years. Once the near exclusive domain of white males, it has been expanded to include people of color and women of all races and ethnicities, to the consternation of many, who often decry the inclusion of authors with literary styles that are different from Modernist masters like Hemingway, Faulkner or Fitzgerald. Despite these attempts to marginalize the work of writers who don’t fit the popular image of the modern masters, the work produced by many of these artists continues to...The end:
.....generational conflict and demonstrate two protagonists just beginning to stir with a desire to abandon ways of life that no longer have as much meaning for them as it did for earlier generations of their family. In short, they are both rebels in the making and masters at their art. Works Cited Chai, May-Lee. "Saving Sourdi." The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Eighth ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. 130-43. Print. Hemingway, Ernest. "Soldier's Home." The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Eighth ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1925. 185-90. Print. Meyer, Michael. The Bedford Introduction to Literature : Reading, Thinking, Writing. 8th ed. 1 vols. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. Print.