Take-Home Exam


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Take-Home Exam
How effective is Carnival as a sustaining cultural tradition for the people of Calvary Hill as depicted in Lovelace’s (1981) The Dragon Can’t Dance? The answer depends, in large part, on how one understands the concept of sustenance. To claim that something is sustaining is to claim that it gives one the nourishment—whether physiological, emotional, or intellectual—needed to continue with what one is doing.
From one point of view, this word is entirely the wrong one to apply to Lovelace’s depiction of Carnival. In The Dragon Can’t Dance, the purpose of Carnival is not to render its participants more able and enthusiastic to go on with the run of their everyday lives. Carnival is about stopping what one is doing and...
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.....ures, the Francophone and the Anglophone, both of which are white. These two cultures, having officially shared power in Canada since 1774, are the ones who determine how the other cultures fall in line—how ethnic groups interact with each other on the levels of law, immigration, language and public policy.
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