A comparative essay is a composition made of many paragraphs that try to explain how two subjects are either similar or different. These essays are mainly about comparing and contrasting various aspects of the subjects in question. In this context, to compare is to identify the similarities between the subjects while to contrast is to describe their differences.
Every Saturday, Historicist looks back at the events, places, and characters—good and bad—that have shaped Toronto into the city we know today. Library and Archives Canada PA There is only one heaven, the heaven of the home.
There was only one paradise, the garden that kept them little children even as adults, until one angel, Lucia, his luckless offspring fell, refusing to share in his light.
Many of them, newly arrived from a peasant society where wealth and status were affirmed by the ownership of property, placed great emphasis on buying a house. Men endured long hours at risky jobs, and families frugally made sacrifices to scrimp and save for their own home.
By and large, they were successful. Italian-speaking priest talking with wives and children on their way to join husbands on Canada, September 15, Library and Archives Canada.
Before and immediately after the Second World War, Italian men—typically young and single, or recently married—were among the largest groups of immigrants to Toronto. After the early s, it became more common for wives and even children to accompany the husband on the journey to the New World.
By the mids, the annual influx had grown to about 20, They worked unskilled or semi-skilled jobs as construction workers or general labourers, digging sewers. Some employers, like small construction companies, placed employees in company-owned shared accommodation.
Other men lodged with other male newcomers in boarding houses run by Italian families or enterprising newcomers. In any of these shared accommodations, quarters might be tight, with several men to a room.
The idea of large groups of foreigners living together also drew the attention of well-meaning outsiders who suggested that the Italians were being exploited as much in housing arrangements as in their work conditions. It occurred to few experts that, as Robert F.
We talked about Italy, and about the jobs—what else? As a cost-saving measure, pasta-heavy diets were only occasionally supplemented with meat.
Maximizing savings, they could send money to their families in Italy or save for a down payment on a house. Italians are so frugal that they kid themselves about it.
The ousted boarders could usually find similar lodging nearby, without even having to leave the neighbourhood. A family that owned its house outright might still, for the first few years, take in boarders as a source of income.
Oral histories recorded by Iacovetta, Bagnell, and Harney attest that, despite the obvious sense of comfort from common culture, taking in boarders was treated as an economic enterprise with meals, laundry, and sleeping and financial arrangements formally defined.
Josephine Ciccone makes tomato paste in her back yard, ca. City of Toronto Archives, FondsItem The first was Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing () edited by J. Pivato (see link to Ethnic Minority Writing).
Conferences In addition to producing anthologies the writers organized conferences to study the growing self-awareness of their ethnic identity.
The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing The Poems of Mary di Michele." Essays on Canadian Writing 27 (Winter, ): Pivato, Joseph. "The Return Journey in Italian-Canadian Literature." Canadian Literature (Fall, ).
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