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    Leslie Marmon Silko begins the text by describing her difference. Silko then uses this difference as the groundwork for the rest of the text, describing how differences are viewed in the Laguna culture, followed by stories on Yellow Woman and what makes her beautiful. Silko bases the entire text around difference, surrounded by details of beauty and her culture as backing, creating a sense of resolution. In the beginning of the text, Silko states “From the time I was a small child, I was aware that I was different” (paragraph 1). This creates a sense of conflict, and attracts the reader further into the text. Difference, in modern society, is typically seen as an underdog trait, a form of imperfection. This is further seen when Silko…

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    Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko is a story about reconstruction, redemption, and the salvation of oneself and world. The mixed narrative of prose and poems follows the recovery of Tayo, a Native American man who returns home to the Laguna Pueblo reservation after fighting in World War II riddled with PTSD and hatred towards the outside world. Tayo 's struggles represent the struggles of the clashing of Native American and White culture both in physical space and within people, as Tayo represents…

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    Leslie Marmon Silko has an enormous garden. It was started at her home in the Laguna Pueblo reservation, and took root in the desert there. While, like all the other Laguna families there, her home did have a vegetable garden and some flowers to add splashes of lively color, when Silko would come to grow her own garden, it would be planted with words instead of seeds. Nourished by sun-warmed sand and supported by the spirits of her ancestors, Silko’s words would grow, never to be cropped short…

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    Alcohol, in Leslie Marmon Silko’s, Ceremony, is used as a coping mechanism for veterans, while at the same time this substance brought to them by the white men is destroying the Native American community. Alcohol was previously alien to the Native American culture, and when brought over with such an abundance, so quickly, it was hard for the Natives to pace themselves as community. Furthermore, because alcoholism hit the Natives so quick, it was not likely that there were ceremonies were made to…

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    Jose A. Gomez Ms.Knox ENC 1101/CRN 10050 1 September 2017 Lullaby Questions 1.Leslie Marmon Silko was born on March 05,1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States When she came to this world her father had to work in his family grocery store and be a photographer for the United States army around the same time her mother started to work Leslie had to spend her days with her great grandmother. When she was six years old her father was elected as Tribal Treasurer and has found out many…

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    Leslie Marmon Silko’s Native American fictional novel, Ceremony, depicts an interracial man named Tayo who struggled tremendously throughout the early years of his life regarding who he was. Tayo struggles in understanding his role in society especially with the constant reminders of his differences from Auntie. Auntie makes sure he always knows he is different from his family, but when Tayo decides to get away from it and follow Rocky to war he begins to witness the atrocities that are involved…

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    Poet Leslie Marmon Silko uses metaphors, several poetic elements, and origins from her culture to mystically express the emotional and physical beauty found only in nature. Silko writes about nature in her poems, with that she has a distinct form that one may only find by reading her poems. In her poem “Prayer to the Pacific” she writes about the ocean and her poem form kind of look like waves. Silko also uses a wide range of metaphors that have to do with nature, for example in her poem ‘In…

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    Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko tells the story of a Native American whom fought in World War Two for the United States of America and his return to America after being released from a Japanese prisoner of war camp. To live in America as a Native American during WWII, would have many hardships. Silko shows the struggle of integration of Western culture on Native American society. In many ways Tayo and others of the Native American culture due to differences in religion, history and culture.…

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    In Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel Ceremony Tayo suffers from PTSD after he serves in a American War. Tayo only decides to sign up for the army because his brother Rocky decides to join, Rocky is later killed in the war right in front of Tayo. Tayo later goes through many different ceremonies and finally comes up with his own in hopes to cure his culture and the world. Tayo rebels with white culture many times when he does these ceremonies after he gets out of the hospital, the white people think…

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    Leslie Marmon Silko states her view on the significance of oral tradition in the Pueblo community. Silko begins her written speech by saying, “The words most highly valued are those spoken from the heart, unpremeditated and unrehearsed,” (467). Storytelling lies at the heart of Pueblo culture, for it brings their heritage together no matter the time or distance (Silko 470, 479). Pueblo oral tradition differentiates from English writing; oral tradition challenges academic writing. Silko’s written…

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