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ENG 2118 Wednesday, March 28, 2017 Critical Response #2 We Stand on Guard is a great graphic novel that challenges the current social constructs of what it means to be allies or friends. Canada and the United States have been allies for many years and share very strong ties. The notion of these two countries being at war is quite odd, usually when we think of an enemy of the United States we immediately think Soviet Russia, North Korea or Syria. It's hard to grasp this concept of frenemies that this novel is trying to convey. Nevertheless, Brain Vaughan introduces us to a world where animalistic brutality is seemingly everywhere. This theme of brutality can be seen in issue 3 pages 20 and 21, in these pages brutality is showcased in physical and mental forms. Whilst Chief McFadden is being tortured by The American we can see both forms of brutality being implemented . Brutality that is also seen being repeated in the last issue where Amber and The American come face to face. McFadden endures physical brutality by means of being drowned and burned alive, and while she cannot die because it is all taking place in her head, the pain she feels is real. The reason for this physical
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