Self –Representation and Empowerment in Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters

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Raad Kareem Abd- Aun, Jinan Abd-Zaid Okab


The United States is a multi-ethnic culture. In any case, it overwhelms by the strategy of white man's predominance. Assimilation is typically the decision to keep away from segregation. Self-representation turns into a condition for other ethnic societies, that do not have European roots. This study discusses various forms of empowerment and self-representation in The Rez Sisters (1986) by the contemporary indigenous Canadian playwright, Tomson Highway. This playwright tries to prove too much power and comedy of his characters, which they consider during a continuous combination of infatuation and fighting. The ladies in Tomson's The Rez Sisters accomplish a specific level of strengthening as they get ready to accomplish their goals: the biggest bingo game in the world. They energetically alive and enrich with gigantic power. Nothing is exclusive for them; they have a deep understanding of one another, including their medical issues, family backgrounds, everyday schedules and even sex propensities. They affront and mock each other perseveringly yet consistently care regardless. These sisters are powerful and when they conflict, sparkles fled. Whenever they request furtherance, all are there for one another. They are energetic with humor as a power to make their lives simpler and to help them through dim times. The Rez Sisters' self-representation rely upon the hopefulness and their positive perspective. Suffering and poverty, however discourage never obliterate them, rather they harden them.

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