Ceremony By Leslie Silko Essay

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Ceremony By Leslie Silko

Ceremony by Leslie Silko

The novel Ceremony, written by Leslie Silko deals with the actions of a Native
American youth after fighting, and being held captive during World War II. The
young mans name is Tayo and upon returning to the U.S., and eventually
reservation life he has many feelings of estrangement and apathy towards society.
The novel discusses many topics pertaining to Native Americans, through the eyes
of Tayo and a few female characters. The novel is one that you must decide for
yourself what you believe, and why certain ideas or characters points of view
are important.

When reading the novel Ceremony, you must decide what you actually believe,
and what situations were only figments of Tayo's stressed mind. Many of these
situations occur throughout the book, some are very clear and others have hidden
meanings. On a whole I believed what Tayo had to say about the world from his
shoes. There are certain instinces that I know what Tayo is seeing is completely

In Ceremony one must decide why and how the women's perspective is of importance.
I believe the reason the women's view is to put a different perspective upon
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