Tuesday, 19 March 2013

One Last Point on The Rez Sisters (itc)

I know everyone's excited to move onto the next part of the curriculum  but there's just one last thing I'd like to talk about.

My thesis for the paragraphs was that Nanabush brought out the true thoughts and feelings of the characters. I wasn't entirely convinced of my thesis, but I thought it was worth exploring. One of the things I explored for support was the scene where Marie Adele, while sitting with Zhaboonigan, throws a stone at the seagull (Nanabush), but Veronique thinks she's throwing it at at her. The exchange is very innocuous, but in light of my thesis I decided to more closely examine their relationship. Upon doing so, I found that Marie-Adele thinks Veronique only adopted Zhaboonigan for the government support.

I am quite in awe of the detail of connection Thompson Highway has put into The Rez Sisters (itc).


  1. I thought that all the detail was iteresting as well. I was interested by the truck that hit Rose symbolizing white supremacy. Highway is definitely really creative and intelligent.

  2. I'm glad that you pointed that out. Not many people noticed those hidden connections within Tomson Highway's writing style.

  3. Bonnie, thanks for sharing your observations. Highway does an excellent job of creating connections to add deeper meaning to a play that seems like "an easy read". Ha.

    I think it is interesting to explore the role Nanabush plays in bringing to light the sisters' real thoughts. I look forward to reading your paragraph.