Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 2(5), pp. 64 –66, May, 2014
The Emergence of Canadian Colonialismand Post- Colonialism in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing
Department of English, Vel Tech Dr.RR& Dr.SR Technical University,Avadi, Chennai-600062.Tamilnadu.
Accepted 9 May 2014
In Surfacing, Margaret Atwood used the
two kinds of theories such as, Colonialism and Post-colonialism,
because the novel depicts on searching of their identity and a woman
who returns to her hometown in Canada to find her missing father.
Accompanied by her lover and another married couple, the unnamed
protagonist meets her past in her childhood house, recalling events
and feelings, while trying to find clues for her father's mysterious
disappearance. Little by little, the past overtakes her and drives
her into the realm of wildness and madness. Even though these kinds
of things are happened in the novel that is why Surfacing called as
a colonial and post-colonial novel.