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In the play "The Rez Sisters" there is a trickster, where in the second act does that...

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ryhes | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 6, 2007 at 3:28 AM via web

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In the play "The Rez Sisters" there is a trickster, where in the second act does that trickster have a transformation?

Who is the trickster?

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chloemink | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 6, 2007 at 3:41 AM (Answer #1)

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The "trickster" also known as Nanabush takes on many disguises. In the play, Nanabush appears disguised as a seagull, a nighthawk, and the Bingo Master. In the second act The Bingo Master-who is also Nanabush suddenly changes into the nighthawk and carries Marie-Adele to the spirit world, signifying her death. At the end of the story Nanabush dances to the beat of Pelajia's hammer, unseen by her but appearing "merrily and triumphantly" to the audience.

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