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Why do you think Michel chooses 'canard' to describe Oliver's marriage? Is it meant to be ironic? Did you find other canards depicted in the characters' lives?

Created: 08/31/20

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davinamw

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Why do you think Michel chooses 'canard' to describe Oliver's marriage? Is it meant to be ironic? Did you find other canards depicted in the characters' lives?

The dictionary defines a canard as 'an unfortunate rumor or story.' Why do you think Michel chooses 'canard' to describe Oliver's marriage? Is it meant to be ironic? Did you find other canards depicted in the characters' lives?


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taking.mytime

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RE: Why do you think Michel chooses 'canard' to describe Oliver's marriage? Is it meant to be ironic? Did you find other canards depicted in the characters' lives?

Michel insinuated that Oliver's marriage was a sham - a lame duck. Something unreal. Evidently alluding to the relationship between Oliver and Elio as the true love.


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poniesnpearls

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RE: Why do you think Michel chooses 'canard' to describe Oliver's marriage? Is it meant to be ironic? Did you find other canards depicted in the characters' lives?

Perhaps because not being who you really are, with the person you truly love is an unfortunate story.


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