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Master of Arts (MA) in English: Literature
"This analysis will examine authenticity through the conflated elements of identity, home, ceremony, and storytelling in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn. Coming home for characters Tayo and Abel involves redirecting of isolated individual energy to the whole community, enabling them to return to their estranged homes. Traumatic experiences in the war have alienated these men to the point where they can no longer claim place, identity or self. The author analyzes the ways in which these men have become "un-homed" as well as the various forces that "home" them. This thesis, on a larger scale, discusses how the two works collide and magnify meanings that can extend beyond the text"--Document.
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Croft, Azalyn, "Coming home: storytelling, place, and identity in N. Scott Momaday's House made of down and Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony" (2013). EWU Masters Thesis Collection. 184.