Flight to Canada Symbols & Objects

Reed, Ishmael
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Flight to Canada

Quickskill's poem "Flight to Canada" symbolizes the will to freedom and artistic expression. Through the poem, Quickskill uses an artistic medium to express his celebration at the idea of freedom. Quickskill also finds freedom in the artistic expression itself.

Camelot

Camelot symbolizes the desire for aristocracy and a concentrated power over most of the American population. The Swille family has a tradition of viewing the mythical city of Camelot as a social ideal in its relation to medieval aristocracy. The rich and influential Arthur Swille wishes for America to be organized like an aristocracy.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

The novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe symbolizes the long-standing tradition of the slave narrative in American literature. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was highly influential in American culture, and the character of Uncle Robin in "Flight to Canada" is directly based on the character of Uncle...

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