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The Man to Send Rainclouds

The moral of the short story is one of compromise. When Ken and Leon discover that the old man, Teofilo, has died, they prepare the body in a way that is traditional to them. They tie a feather in...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2019, 6:41 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

Hello! In 'The Man To Send Rain Clouds,' Leon and his brother-in-law Ken find the dead body of Leon's grandfather under a big cottonwood tree. Leon is satisfied that he has fulfilled his tribal...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2015, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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The Pueblo Indian burial rituals reflect their oneness with the natural world. They believe that death is part of a natural cycle in which the spirit of the deceased returns to its source and...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2008, 1:20 pm (UTC)

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According to the text, Leon and Ken prepare Teofilo's body for burial as soon as they find him propped up against the cottonwood tree. The two follow native traditions in preparing the body. First,...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2019, 4:18 pm (UTC)

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Leon and Ken discover Teofilo dead under a tree. After tending to the sheep, Leon ties a feather in the old man's hair and paints his face according to their customs. They prepare the body in the...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2018, 5:08 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

Silko's story uses the natural world to depict the life of the residents of the resevation and their uneasy relationship with the whites who have forced them to live on the margins. The symbolism...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2008, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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So you have a choice of the three to explore how continuity and change come about in the story. Thematically, continuity and change are seen as coexisting, though that might seem paradoxical. To...

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In Silko’s “The Man to Send Rain Clouds,” the majority of the funerary rites performed for the deceased, Teofilio, appear to be traditional in the pueblo. However, it is also possible that some of...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

Leon doesn't tell the priest the truth about the old man Teofilo's death because, as he later tells Father Paul, it isn't necessary. Not long after Leon and Ken have found Teofilo's dead body...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2021, 7:12 pm (UTC)

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In “The Man to Send Rain Clouds,” Teofilio’s family initially prepares him for burial following the traditions of their pueblo. This includes tying a feather in his hair, painting his face,...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016, 2:21 am (UTC)

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Part of the religion theme is the difference in types of faith. The priest is upset when they do not come to him to perform a proper funeral mass. It is interesting that they don't have total...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2009, 4:48 am (UTC)

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The two stories “Dead Men’s Path” by Chinua Achebe and “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko focus on two opposing ideas that the main characters find difficult to mesh. When...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2013, 3:45 am (UTC)

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Leon and Ken find an old man dead under a tree. They paint his face (which is tradition for the Indians) and take his body home for a traditional Indian Burial. THey also scatter corn for the...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2007, 11:41 pm (UTC)

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The entire story is an extended comment on cross cultural communication. In it a dead person's body is treated according to both Catholic and traditional native customs. Just the fact that this is...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2007, 12:53 am (UTC)

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The term "American society" is a broad term refering to the general reality of the peoples and lifestyle in America, the United States. It is a general descriptive term that skips over the...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2010, 4:00 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

The enotes discussion of postmodernism (found here http://www.enotes.com/postmodernism/) indicates that several things are key in identifying postmodernism " the mixing, the disintegration, and the...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2007, 1:03 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

Teofolio is the old man the two younger Native American men find dead in the fields. He was working as a shepherd because the white man had forced the Native Americans into living on reservations...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2007, 6:09 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rainclouds

I would definitely try to find some authentic Pueblo music to accompany your narrative. I would particularly seek out music that might have accompanied funeral rituals, the resonant, mournful...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2007, 9:03 am (UTC)

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The plot of the "Worn Path" is a spiritual journey of sacrifice and courage.

Latest answer posted March 20, 2007, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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