"As Birds Bring Forth The Sun" By Alistair Macleod
Myths and memory in the story As Birds Bring forth the Sun by Alistair Macleod
As all we know, Canadian literature has been recognized as independent later than other countries, but in spite of this, they have many good writers who are internationally known, as Alistair Macleod for example. He has written many books, mainly short stories and we will try to analyze one of his works, “As Birds Bring Forth the Sun” in which he explores issues as myths and the importance of the past in present, and human emotions as fear.
On the one hand Macleod's works explore the effects on …ver más…
On the other hand, he explores people emotions like fear above all. The “big grey dog” symbolizes this important emotion, which is portrayed throughout this short story. Fear is evident in many instances throughout the story. One such instance is when the sons watched their father die by the “cu mor glas” .The author uses the quote “they were afraid to try to carry the body to the rocking boat because he was so heavy and they were afraid that they might lose even