Our Lady Of The Snows Essay

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An Essay ON Morley Callaghan's "Our Lady Of The Snows" The author 'Morley Callaghan' has written many stories and award winning novels through out his long career. Some pertain to true stories in which he has encountered through out his life. Others are straight fiction but involve a truth that deal with real-life situations and themes.(Canadian Encyclopedia: edi,1) In the novel "Our Lady Of The Snows", a real-life situation has taken effect where a young woman is driven to prostitute herself in order to survive. Despite the intimate nature of this novel it carries a truth that relates to three prominent everyday themes of power, money and compassion.The drive to be the ultimate force in town creates hard-core criminals that involve themselves in any business possible. At the local lounge, 'the Bradely Bar', many of these thugs can be found trying to look important and powerful. One corner of the bar is a haven for thieves and petty criminals.(pg.7) In another corner large men wearing three-piece suits drinking their usual liquor and smoking endlessly strive to show their tough enforcement side.(pg.7) The real authoritative figure in town though is a man nameEdmund J. Dubuque. Also known as 'Da boot' because of his club foot, everyone in town either owes him, is being protected by him or felt his punishment. Due to his eminent figure, Mr. Dubuque feels that he not only controlled the bar but owns the town.(pg.9) Money leads to power and in the race to become the 'ultimate force', it is acquired by any means possible. At 'the Bradley' a pimp named Frankie Spagnola tries to cheat his 'girls' out of...

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