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"In the Skin of a Lion" - A Review
Review of M. Ondaatje's "In the Skin of a Lion."
# 131585 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Canadian)

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This paper reviews and analyzes M. Ondaatje's "In the Skin of a Lion." First, the the paper describes life in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. Then it reviews the novel's complex characters and story, focusing on how Ondaatje made use of the Ambrose Small mystery that has continued since Small's disappearance in 1919. The reader sees a growing city of deep class fissures, many immigrant laborers of different kinds, the reality of working people in a rough environment, as very separate from the city's wealthy, powerful leaders.

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"Much that we read on the history of Canada, somehow, does not give a sense of what it was like to live in a particular place, among ordinary workers, or what their daily reality might have been like. However, through the experience of Michael Ondaatje's hero, Patrick Lewis, In the Skin of a Lion, the reader is given quite a rich sense of Toronto in the 1920s and early 1930s and what might occur among working class people who worked very hard for what they could obtain, but were able to see what occurred around them. The novel is made up of several stories whose characters..."

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