This essay Myth and Symbol has a total of 222 words and 2 pages.
Myth and Symbol
It would be short-sighted to presume The Ecstasy of Rita Joe a somewhat dogmatic condemnation of English Canada\'s - indeed, all of Canada\'s - neglect of Native culture. What George Ryga likely intended was more a universal pronouncement of guilt on the government\'s part with regard to all issues of morality, whether unrecognised or, if you will forgive my coyness, unintended. At the play\'s most fundamental level, however, there can be no doubt as to Ryga\'s dissatisfaction with the government\'s injurious and indelicate treatment of Native affairs, and the subsequent effect such inactions provoke in the scattered Native communities.
The government is not the lone culprit, Ryga would likely argue; whether non-Nat
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