Nicholas Green vacation

As his familys month-long vacation to Italy approached, seven year-old Nicholas Green became increasingly excited about the trip. The rosy-cheeked second grader devoured books on Roman history. He announced that Julius Caesar was his new hero. Nicholas showed great interest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the … Read more

Canadian Family Enetering 21st

Like everything else, “family” has an infinite number of definitions. One definition of family is “any group of people united by marriage, blood or adoption, constituting a single household, interacting and communicating with each other, and creating and maintaining a common culture” (Hales 14). Many contemporary sociologists have expanded this definition to include people whom … Read more

Dysfunctional family relationships

Dysfunctional family relationships form the basis of many Canadian short stories. Often, tragedy is the end result of severe family breakdown. In other cases, personality defects are directly traceable to poor family dynamics. In the stories Hurt, Fall of a City, and The Sound of Hollyhocks there were very profound family problems. The difficulty in … Read more