Analysis Of Mary Shelley 's ' Crow Lake ' Essay

1552 Words Jun 7th, 2015 7 Pages
Every story has its own unique setting. The setting is very crucial for creating the basic background of the story. Mary Lawson does a fantastic job of creating such a setting that made the story outstanding and willing to read more. Crow Lake takes place in Canada, Northern Ontario, in an isolated farmland, Crow Lake. It is a countryside and it takes hours just to drive to the cities. There are a number of families living there, including the Morrison family. It is during the early 1900s and the story begins with a great new of the Morrison family. The eldest son, Luke, gets accepted into teacher’s college, which was very difficult to get into because education was very rare during that time period. The following day, however a tragedy hits the family. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison drive to the cities to buy a luggage for Luke and they get into a car accident and were not able to come back to Crow Lake. This dark background of the story is very influential of how the characters will turn out later in the story. It is not the plot, the character development, not the climax or the conflict. In fact, these elements of the stories are driven from the setting. Setting is extremely influential on the outcome of one’s life, to the point where it determines the path one chooses to take. The setting in ‘Crow Lake’ causes emotional devastation, sacrifice of their dreams, and the loss of family relationship to the characters.
The Morrison family has been just like any other happy family…

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