Category Archives: Ceremony

It’s Not the Destination that Matters: Movement and Character Development in Ceremony by Matt Dischner

Leslie Marmon Silko’s highly lauded novel Ceremony follows in the long literary tradition of having a story insuperable with the geography of the setting.  Given the novel’s almost modernist approach to narrative and temporality, the geography in the novel is … Continue reading

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Cultural Bounds and the Restoring Solution by Melissa Lin

Melissa Lin Cultural Bounds and the Restoring Solution   The discrepancy between new and old is, frankly, nothing new in literature. Resistance against incoming change is an encompassing theme in the texts we have read this semester, and we have … Continue reading

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A Harmful History: the historical consequences of political motivations, by Stefani Bell

            Leslie Silko’s novel Ceremony is heavily influenced by the political motivations of foreign and domestic governments. These politics affect the cultural and social history of the Southwest. Silko’s Ceremony exhibits all of the qualities … Continue reading

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Ceremony questions

Ceremony reading and discussion questions Ceremony may be one of the more difficult texts that we will read this semester. To help guide your review of the first 100 pages prior to our discussion, and to be sure that everyone … Continue reading

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