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The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson Chapter 46

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The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson Chapter 46
By: Brianna Ludwig, Kathryn Patterson, and Austin Read
Lois Simmie
Stylistic Features
The writing style changes drastically from the previous chapters. Instead of using third person point of view, Simmie changes the perspective to the second person.
"[w]e don't know what John Wilson did for those seventy-seven days, who came to see him, what thoughts occupied his mind" (Simmie 203).
Another feature is a written letter airing his grievances in response to how he was treated by police.
"[t]hey questioned me something terrible..about where they would find the body, but I would not tell them until I could see Jessie and tell her myself" (204).
Later in the chapter there are letters detailing Wilson's last request for the trunks to be sent to Jessie (206).

Historical
Sgt. John Wilson was one of the few members of the RCMP to be executed in Canada.
He was also convicted of first degree murder, and was hung in 1923.
Capital punishment in Canada was abolished in 1976, with several pushes to abolish it beforehand.
Theme Development
The theme is developed in the chapter in the way that John Wilson does not contact any of Polly's family to arrange how his children will be taken care of.
"[h]e did not contact any of his or Polly's family or inquire about his children or about who would look after them in the years ahead" (203-204)
Deceit is also developed through John's claim of insanity looking more like an alcoholic's black out.
"[h]e told of blacking out east of Regina at Grad Coulee...He told it as a proof of insanity, but it sounds very much like an alcoholic blackout" (204)

Literary Devices
The change in the point of view from third person to second person is important, as it tells us that there is a change in the way the story is being told.
Lois Simmie was born on June 11, 1932 in Edam, Saskatchewan
She specialized in writing children's literature and short fiction
Her work has been included in many anthologies and has been broadcast on CBC
She has won several awards including the Saskatchewan's Writer's Guild literary awards for fiction (1983), the Saskatchewan's Book Award for children's literature (1995), and the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award (1995)
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