Drylips Oughta Moveto Kapuskasing

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Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing is a Native American play written in 1951. Dry Lips is a play pertaining to the events on a reserve, though the eyes of seven different Native American men. Micheal Tremblay and Tomson Highway express the role of women, and how between two cultures women can ultimately be the same. “Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”¹ The hostility shown towards the female characters is a reflection of how easily past experiences can disrupt current relationships because letting go of previous conflicts is something hard to do. Exerts of male hostility towards women create a simply uncomfortable living pattern, and is usually a lead up to rash behavior. Prior terbulants in Marie – Lou and Leopolds relationship keeps them in a full – time agrument, not allowing them to be able to erase the past, which is disrupting their present and future. The constant bickering and pulling back and forth, causes a great strain on everything. Marie – Lou isn't even able to reason with her husband Leopold. Leopold exerts hostility towards Marie – Lou due to a “hard” life, working at the same plant for 20 years, coming home to the same routine. Much a like Big Joey's hostility towards the mere idea that women might be playing hockey. A closed minded man, with his own thoughts and ideas, very comparable to Leopold. They both are considerably against the idea of women being able to be self relient. Leopold makes it very clear that he doesn't think Marie – Lou is good for anything...
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