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Louise Erdrich

The poem "Dear John Wayne" is written in the form of a letter addressed to the actor John Wayne, who starred in numerous western films. This genre was set in the western United States and often...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2020 7:59 pm UTC

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Louise Erdrich

The primary theme of "The Shawl" is the theme of inheritance. This is not to speak of some physical inheritance like money or property but rather of the trauma and emotions that we inherit from the...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2019 9:13 pm UTC

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Louise Erdrich

"I'm a Mad Dog Biting Myself for Sympathy" is a short story by Louise Erdrich. She is the daughter of a Chippewa Indian mother and a German-American father, and she often writes stories that treat...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019 5:26 pm UTC

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Louise Erdrich

It was Sigmund Freud who developed a psychoanalytical theory of personality, grouping all human personalities into three divisions that he named the id, the ego, and the superego. More...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2014 2:48 am UTC

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Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdich is of Native American ancestry. The “Western” is a genre of film much reviled for its historical depiction of Native Americans. John Wayne was the embodiment of the American West,...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2014 3:46 am UTC

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Louise Erdrich

When writing a literary analysis paper, the type of secondary source you need is what we refer to as literary criticism. Literary criticism refers to studies conducted by scholars to "define,...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2014 3:03 am UTC

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The final line of "Dear John Wayne" can be seen as referring to John Wayne, Native Americans, or both. Part of the reference is clearly to cancer, and the metaphor is that colonialism or...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 4:03 pm UTC

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Louise Erdrich

A member of the Anishinaabe nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Louise Erdrich is a writer at the forefront of the "second wave" of the Native American Renaissance. Erdich was born on July 6,...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2010 10:55 pm UTC

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Louise Erdrich

The main positive impact the Europeans had on the Native Americans was bringing the horse to North America. Spanish horses escaped from their owners and the natives were able to domesticate them....

Latest answer posted November 2, 2017 5:48 pm UTC

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