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Do you feel Margie's concern that she is becoming a cliche is valid?

Created: 06/14/13

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Do you feel Margie's concern that she is becoming a cliche is valid?

Margie expresses her fear of becoming a cliché - the "lost white person who is saved by magical Native Americans." Do you feel her concern is valid?


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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RE: Do you feel Margie's concern that she is becoming a cliche is valid?

Margie says on page 160 that she is afraid that she is becoming a cliche "I so feared, the wayward white girl romanticizing a wise old Native American." However, she counters that by saying that it is Granma's femininity and wisdom that attract her, not her ethnicity.


Posted Jun. 26, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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RE: Do you feel Margie's concern that she is becoming a cliche is valid?

I understand why she feels this way. Native Americans are so close to the earth - the Earth Mother, not to beat the theme into the ground - and have great respect for all living things. They also kill only for need and use every bit of the animals whose lives they take, at the same time thanking them for providing everything the Indians need. So, it does seem somewhat cliché the woman who cares so much about animals winds up with people who teach her there's a middle path, helping her come to terms with the part animals play in the big scheme of life.


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