Character Analysis Of Latisha In Thomas King's 'Green Grass Running Water'

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In Thomas King’s Green Grass Running Water protagonist; Latisha experiences a personal journey to find her true identity. While undergoing her journey in attempt to discover the unique characteristics and beliefs she as an individual possesses, this character displays acts of heroism by facing challenging obstacles that are brought upon them throughout the novel. This is done through their actions as these characters present and exhibit qualities of independence, selflessness and generosity. Throughout the novel Latisha learns to become a noble character as she fights a battle of domestic violence against her husband and gains the courage and independence to open up her own business. She learns to grow as a person and the who she really is within. Moreover, King uses Latisha and portrays her as a small scale hero as she withstands the many conflicts she is faced with throughout the novel in order to come across her true identity.
Latisha, sister of Lionel and hardworking mother of three manages to take of her children and run a successful business. Though this was not always the situation. Latisha essentially met her husband when he decided to come out to the reserve for Indian Days. Liking him from the very
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When George returns from the Sun Dance, she is able to maintain a respectful distance from him. It is evident that she does face her conflict as George asked if she knew if he was coming she replied with “George, I don’t even think about you. I don’t even read your letters” (380). Latisha is able stand up for herself and help send George away when he is caught taking pictures at the Sun Dance. Standing her ground and defending not only herself but her family and native traditions, Latisha was able to come to the conclusion that she not only was able to settle her complications but in the act was able to find her true

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