"The Stone Carvers" by Jane Urquhart
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This paper looks at the use of story and memory in the book "The Stone Carvers" by Jane Urquhart. It explores themes around private memory by looking at the characters of Klara, Eamon and Tilman, and then moves on to examine public memory with the monument at Vimy Ridge. The paper concludes that memory is forged in the telling of stories and expressions of the past.
From the Paper:"The book "The Stone Carvers" by Jane Urquhart moves through many decades over the course of the story, shifting from the twentieth century in Ontario, Canada back into Germany in the late nineteenth century, and then back into Europe again in the post-war years. It deals with many different kinds of memories in the narrative, and the central theme that binds the characters together is one of remembrance and the past. The central focus of the book, from which the title is given, involves a monument carved of stone at Vimy Ridge, there to commemorate the deaths of Canadian soldiers on the battlefield. This essay will look at the different kinds of..."
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