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"The Stone Angel"
Examines tragic elements in this book by Margaret Laurence.
# 66873 | 1,039 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 21, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Canadian)

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Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel", is the story of Hagar, a woman who is forced to face the reality of getting older. The paper questions whether it is enough to suggest that this book is a tragedy, simply because one of the central themes of the book was the journey Hagar took towards death.

From the Paper:

"Another definition of tragedy could be where a person, like Hagar could actually go through their whole life determined to live life in one way or another, only to realize on their deathbed that perhaps aspects of their life could have been handled differently and that maybe if the central character had acted differently then maybe the rest of his or her life could have been more happy. Hagar clearly did overcome all of the obstacles in her life but by the time she had to accept the help of others (rather ungraciously at times), her life was effectively over and she did not have the chance to make any changes in the way she related to others."

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