MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael A. Cody, Jeffrey Powers-Beck
This is a study of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony analyzing the process of renewal and the use of stories as guides.
Silko's work deals with problems faced by all who experience the death and destruction of war, a problem complicated by a Native American heritage. Tayo's struggle to complete his ceremony and find renewal is intertwined with his interaction with the medicine man Betonie and the mysterious woman Ts'eh. By the end of the novel, Silko shows that only through a respect for the world can mankind achieve completeness and harmony.
Thesis - Open Access
Kilgore, Tracy Y., "The Story is Everything: The Path to Renewal in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony." (2003). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 795. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/795
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