On the one In this narrative, homosexuals are presented as a cause, or at least a symptom of the crisis. As one of the oldest cities in Canada, it carries on the traditions of times long past but without realizing that it is doing so.
Additionally, the family structure is upset by the arrival of an Englishman, Major Francis Cornish. As in fairy-tales, the princess must be saved by a prince who is both handsome and rich. He explains how these genres are useful to explore other matters:.
Travelling companies passed through, and there was an Art and Music Club as well as performances and concerts, which were put on by the university.
As a descendent of Welsh and Loyalist immigrants, his heritage is European, and therefore, Davies has often been perceived as old-fashioned as James Madison Davis states in his collection of interviews Conversations with Robertson Davies :.
Unfortunately for Boy, the prince does not behave in accordance with the standards and expectations of his position — he is reported to be a womaniser, dresses unfittingly, and rebels against his father. Revue bilingue publiant des articles en sciences humaines et sociales consacrés à l'étude du monde anglophone.
Simultaneously, his arrival can be interpreted as the advent of the colonizer, who endangers the French customs while the Senator and his family engage in a secret revolution against assimilation.