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What is the theme of this story "Blue against White" by Jeanette C Armstrong ? 

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 28, 2013 at 8:13 PM (Answer #1)

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The central theme is that of finding your place in life where there is a world of a dominant culture and an "other" culture, a culture of the Other who are not like the dominant culture. The dynamic metaphor for this Canadian short fiction about Indigenous people assimilating (or trying to) into the dominant culture is the blue door to a white house on a hill: the house is distinctively set apart, for better or for worse, from all the other houses on the hill.

Although there was a lot of noise, she couldn't see anyone. She felt totally alone, ....

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