Essay 3 pages
In “Borders” by Thomas King makes the implicit political claim that identity and citizenship are not one in the same. The political dispute of identity versus citizenship is one that is persistently debated. The main source of conflict was how the mom and son couldn’t cross the border to the United States because Blackfoot did not legally classify as a citizenship. The most important event that led to the resolution of this conflict was the media/press interviewing the mom and son.
Write a 3-page paper explaining how “Borders” by Thomas King addresses the themes of Indigenous identity, status, and citizenship. Also, discuss the conflict at the border. Why does the narrator focus on the guards’ guns? What do you think the guards symbolize? How does the media/news play a role in the story’s conflict? Use examples/quotes from the text to support your points