• Literary Analysis
    Adam Accola Mr. Brieske English 11 21 January 2010 Critical Analysis of The Man to Send Rain Clouds In the short story The Man to Send Rain Clouds by Leslie Marmon Silko, the traditional Laguna Native American burial ritual is questioned by the meddling Catholic Church when an older man in...
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  • Leslie Marmon Silko
    on with her career. She published a short story “The Man to Send Rain Clouds,” a collection of poems including “Laguna Women” in 1974, and her first novel, Ceremony, in 1977. “The critical acclaim she earned from Ceremony solidified her position in the literary field and earned her numerous...
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  • Research Paper Sample
    story of the rain section of Storyteller, “The Man To Send Rain Clouds.” Finding the deceased old Teofilo, the men “tied a small gray feather in the old man’s long white hair, Ken gave him the paint” (182). Next, they threw “pinches of corn meal and pollen into the wind” as they implored, “send us...
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  • The Theme Within the Rain Clouds
    The Themes Within The Rain Clouds “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” is a beautifully written short story by Leslie Marmon Silko. Set in a modern 21st century time frame, this story is about a Native American family’s grandfather passing away and how the family gives him a proper, cultural funeral...
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  • Now and Then " a Raisin in the Sun
    Overview of Silko's "The Man to Send Rain clouds" Leslie Marmon Silko's short story "The Man to Send Rain clouds" shows the differences between organized religion and the beliefs of the Native American people in a way that most would not be able. Arguing that the relationship between Native...
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  • The Myth of the Melting Pot
    , or culture is the only correct way of life, and that everything else is wrong. This idea is proven to be true by American Literature. Works Cited Silko, Leslie Marmon. The Man to Send Rain Clouds. New York: Viking, 1974. Print. Edwards, Jonathan. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Pub., 1998. Print. Miller, Arthur. "Act 1." The Crucible. New York: Viking, 1953. N. pag. Print. ...
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  • Eng 113 formal essay
    thundercloud’s for sure.” (522) Works Cited Silko Leslie. “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” An Introduction to Literature. 16th ed. Ed. Sylvan Barnet, William Burto, and William E. Cain. New York: Pearson, 2011. 519-522. Print ...
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  • Burial Rituals of Native American Culture
    socioeconomic status play an important role in the overall success of the transition but with the proper support system, even those in disadvantaged communities can make the best of a bad situation. Works Cited Silko, Leslie Marmon. “The Man To Send Rain Clouds.” Literature for...
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  • Differences in Culture
    barriers directly between them. These separate identities are highlighted in Red Jacket, Gertrude Bonnin's, School Days of an Indian Girl, and Leslie Marmon Silko's, “The Man to Send Rain Clouds.” Within these pieces one can readily comment about the struggle these two groups face. In Red Jacket, the...
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  • The Feminine Landscape of Ceremony
    Woman Veiled in Clouds. Having prayed this rain in, Tayo must experience its power personally as the next step in the ceremony. The rain makes it necessary for Josiah to miss his date with Night Swan, so he sends Tayo to the nearby village of Cubero with a message for her. Night Swan is a...
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  • Analysis on the Man to Send Rain Clouds
    The Man to Send Rain Clouds Readers Reaction This was quite an interesting story. There were three sections to the story which broke the story in three different times in one day. The characters were all very nonchalant except for the priest who showed some emotion when he found out that old...
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  • Cultural Differences
    span from one society to the next. Much can be learned from understanding the different ways of life and being culturally sensitive to all the different practices of people such as the people in the story "A Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko. American culture not only takes death...
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  • Essay
    , when the lama is explaining to Dr. Wagner on how the mission is to be carried out, Wagner seems to be apprehensive (Clarke, 1). The man to send rain clouds In this short story, the author’s theme was to elaborate on the cultural aspects of the Native Americans living in the Southwest. This has...
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  • The Passing
    is readying Tayo for the ceremony.  Grandma sends for Ku’oosh, a medicine man of sorts.  Ku’oosh sets a bag of blue cornmeal on the chair in Tayo’s room.  He pulls his blue cap over his ears.  Grandma brings Tayo a bowl of blue cornmeal mush.  She feeds Tayo the mush spoonful by spoonful.  And so the...
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  • Findind Oneself Through Spiritual Formations
    can't cure like we used to not since the white people came. The others who had the Scalp Ceremony, some of them are not better either” (Silko, 35). Ku'oosh sends Tayo to see the modern medicine man Betonie. Many Native Americans on the reservation do not trust Betonie and most of the people fear him...
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  • Benedict vs. Silko
    Response Piece – Silko & Benedict As noted in the response by Janet Tallman, there are three main themes concerning Ruth Benedict's ethnography of Pueblo culture, Patterns of Culture, and Leslie Marmon Silko's novel Ceremony. Both detail the importance of matrilineage, harmony and balance versus...
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  • The Significance of Myth in the Novel Ceremony
    of Landscape in Native American Fiction. New York: Peter Lang, 1993. Saylor, Gregory. Leslie Marmon Silko. New York: Twayne, 1997. Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. New York: Penguin, 1977. The Significance of Myth in Ceremony Jeffrey H. Lohmeyer...
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  • Silko Comparison
    the rain away, and for the sixth year it was dry; the grass turned yellow and it did not grow. Wherever he looked, Tayo could see the consequences of his praying; the gray mule grew gaunt, and the goat and kid had to wander farther and farther each day to find weeds or dry shrubs to eat.”(Silko,13...
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  • Ceremony
    There are many characters in the novel Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko that have their each personal and unique story behind them. Rocky, Tayo, Robert, Josiah, and Grandma are some characters who have different stories. One character who has a very interesting and unique story is Auntie. Auntie’s...
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  • Identity Through Interconnection in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony
    replaced it with a twilight cloud behind his eyes” (14). The Western belief disregards nature as the main source of healing and creates a man-made solution to illness, a prime example of human hegemony. Aside from Western and Pueblo differences in their relationship to nature, the role of the animal...
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