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This research paper entitled Occidental Hostility towards Oriental Countries: A Study of Michael Ondaatje’s novel The English Patient focuses on the implied hostility of westerners towards the people of oriental countries. The novel depicts the effects of World War II which made the world witness the horrific destruction during the wartime. Sahara desert symbolically serves as the representation of the characters’ war experiences in this novel. The argument which was going on about the nationality and integration in Canada when the novel was being written has a significant influence in unfolding the antagonistic ideas of westerners towards the people those who do not belong to white race, though they are the inhabitants of western countries.

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