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The Dragon Can't Dance

Earl Lovelace's novel, The Dragon Can't Dance, depicts a story about oppression and violence. During Carnival, Aldrick's dragon (his costume for Carnival) represents his intimidation and...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2012 11:18 pm UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

Aldrick, in some fundamental way, is not really happy. He lives in a kind of fantasy world in which the seemingly unattainable Sylvia is constantly in his thoughts. His focus upon Carnival and the...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2021 6:01 pm UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

Aldrick changes quite a bit over the course of the book, both in terms of politics and in how he relates to others: The dragon: Aldrick comes to realize that adopting the alter-ego of the dragon...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2017 12:54 pm UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

One way in which dehumanization is portrayed in The Dragon Can't Dance is through skin color. Skin color is a distinct means of showing dehumanization. This dehumanization is rooted in a historical...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2015 12:03 am UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

There are any number of ways one can relate this book to contemporary life or issues. One that stands out is the conflict between staying true to one's self or one's art in the face of...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2010 9:27 pm UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

Earl Lovelace’s novel The Dragon Can’t Dance offers Miss Cleothilda and Sylvia as two very different female characters. The contrast between them is most obvious in terms of age and maturity, with...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2021 2:08 am UTC

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The Dragon Can't Dance

The music of calypso has its own mention in Earl Lovelace's novel The Dragon Can't Dance. Lovelace connects calypso, dance, and the emotional well-being of the people. No matter how hard life is,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2021 5:03 pm UTC

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