In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
2 of the sources must be:
1. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
2. The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative Second Edition by H. Porter Abbott
The topics are ONE of the following:
1) How does Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion represent different forms of narrative
conflict and “closure” in the life of Patrick Lewis? Define the concepts of narrative
conflict and closure and then provide a practical application of these concepts in a close
analysis of Patrick’s conflicts with two other characters of your choice.
2) Define and analyze the masterplot of social class mobility in In the Skin of A Lion by
contrasting the social class mobility of two of the following characters: Hazen Lewis, Patrick
Lewis, Caravaggio, Nicholas Temelcoff, Clara Dickens, Ambrose Small, Alice Gull, Rowland Harris.
Does Ondaatje provide a rhetorically persuasive critique of this masterplot of social class mobility
or does he show the continuing power of this masterplot?