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1a. Through THe One-Way Mirror by Margaret Atwood

1a. Why do you think Atwood uses Mr. Magoo to describe the Americans and Porky Pig to describe the Canadians?

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Atwood uses Mr. Magoo to describe Americans because he has poor eyesight and tunnel vision. This is the way Atwood believes that the United States looks at the rest of the world.


Through the One-way Mirror

Porky Pig is mentioned on Page 171. Atwood's uses a metaphor in describing that “The noses of a great many Canadians resemble

Porky Pig’s.”


Through the One-Way Mirror