The Diviners- How does Morag's past influence Piqu Essay

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The Diviners- How does Morag's past influence Pique's life

How does Morag’s past influence Pique’s life

Michael Lo

Pique is the inheritor of French-Indian and Scottish-Canadian roots. She is raised her
mother in Canada and England. However, her growth is affected by Morag’s life style and
Morag’s past life. There are three events in Morag’s past that affects Pique’s life.

Morag moves away from Christie when she goes to college and she rarely comes back to Manawake,
"Going to Winnipeg this fall. To college. And I’m never coming back."
She does not seem care for her stepparents. In certain respects the parent-child
relationship between Morag and Pique resembles the one between Christie, the Scavenger,

"You’ve never had somebody tell you mother was crazy between
she lived out her alone and wrote dirty books and had kooky people
coming out from the city to visit?" (P.446)
And both, in different ways, attempt to deny their parents. At one point, Pique, having
run away from home, ends up in a mental hospital in Toronto after "a bad trip",

"Can’t you see I despair you? Can’t you see I want you
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