scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,180
A victim could be described as a person cheated injured or even fooled by circumstances Yet it seems that the idea of victimization has become a symbol of Canada for Canadian authors Margaret Atwood explains in The Victim Theory that in most instances of literature the central theme is bare survival in the face of hostile elementsAtwood The Victim Theory 77 Hence for the French Canadians after the English took over it became cultural survival hanging on as people retaining a religion and a language under an alien governmentAtwood 77 Unlike the style of the Americans or the English who hold out excitement and security the Canadian literature can be seen on the opposite side of the spectrum with its unwanted anxiety Accordingly The Jade Peony written by Wayson Choy is a story about a Chinese family living in Vancouver within the heart of Chinatown The story presents the struggles and misfortunes that the characters have undergone thus acknowledging the idea of survival As a co-relation to survival Margaret Atwood introduces positions that make the character a victim First of which is denying the fact that you are a victim at allAtwood 79 In the second position however the character is a victim but believes that it is there only by Fate Moreover in Canadian literature the survivor is not a victor or even receive triumph but has only the fact of knowing his ordeal and sometimes the obstacles that a character faces are not even external factors but rather it is a spiritual survival Therefore The Jade Peony written by Wayson Choy agrees with Margaret Atwoods The Victim TheoryJung-Sum is a victim but denying the fact that he is makes him fulfill the first primary position Jung-Sum was brought in to Canada due to the war that had took place in China and soon became the adopted son of a Chinese couple Jung-Sum effectively proves that he is a victim for both his parents
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA