T. E.A.<br />
T: Thesis, or Topic<br />
Example(s)<br />
Analysis<br />
TE.A.<br />[Atwood] goes on to analyze Canada’s relationship with <br />America.<br />As their closest neighbor, we share ...
TE.A.<br />    Her letter is directed toward the U.S. government, and although <br />intended to be read by a general adul...
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The T.E.A paragraph

  1. 1. T. E.A.<br />
  2. 2. T: Thesis, or Topic<br />
  3. 3. Example(s)<br />
  4. 4. Analysis<br />
  5. 5. TE.A.<br />[Atwood] goes on to analyze Canada’s relationship with <br />America.<br />As their closest neighbor, we share a very similar culture, and Canadians always seem to know what is going on in America but do not quite understand it. Here she says “We’re like Romanized Gauls – Look like Romans, dress like Romans, but aren’t Romans - peering over the wall at the real Romans.” <br />Atwood bluntly compares Canadians to civilized barbarians <br />and comments on how Canadian culture is based on our <br />voyeurism of American culture. <br />
  6. 6. TE.A.<br /> Her letter is directed toward the U.S. government, and although <br />intended to be read by a general adult audience, the focus is on <br />the &quot;baby boomer&quot; demographic.<br />This target audience became apparent to me as I read some of the cultural references, like Elvis Presley, Huckleberry Finn, Marlon Brando, and Humphrey Bogart.<br />While these are American classics in their prospective genres, <br />they, like Atwood herself, were born of the mid twentieth century<br />and she uses those references as cultural metaphors reminiscent <br />of &quot;her America&apos;s&quot; former glory. Presley&apos;s fun, Huck Finn&apos;s boyish <br />mischief, Brando&apos;s and Bogart&apos;s &quot;standing up for freedom, honesty<br />and justice&quot; represented the American values that Atwood clearly <br />believed in and now yearns for, as they have passed.<br />

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