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Analysing the relationship between Tony Soprano and the Canadian Ducks

The beginning of The Sopranos began with a session with a psychologist and a pool full of ducks. Tony projected many of the inner conflictions he felt about his family onto the ducks and they served as an important reminder of the work-family juxtapositions of the Mafia boss’ life.

Discuss and analyse the representative relationship between Tony and the ducks in relation to family, work, and his lucid dream-states when talking to Dr. Melfi.