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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

"The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko has both external and internal conflicts. Externally, there is the clash between Native American and Catholic burial traditions. Internally,...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019, 2:35 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

“The Man to Send Rain Clouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko presents a cultural clash: the Catholic Church versus the Indian traditions. In the end, a compromise promotes good will between the two...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2013, 3:53 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

"The Man to Send Rainclouds" opens with family elder Teofilo found deceased beneath a cottonwood tree by his two grandsons, Leon and Ken. The grandsons immediately give their grandfather...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2020, 6:59 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

Leslie Marmon Silko’s story “The Man to Send Rainclouds” looks at the difference between the spiritual cultures of Native Americans from New Mexico and Catholic Christians. Leon’s thoughts after...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2015, 4:04 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The Man to Send Rain Clouds, written by Leslie Marmon Silko, is the title story in a fourteen-story anthology assembled by anthropologist Kenneth Rosen. At its core, the central conflict in Clouds...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019, 12:33 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

As the other educator pointed out, the answer is that Teofilo is an old Pueblo Indian who dies before the story begins. At the beginning of the story, Leon (Teofilo's grandson) and Ken (Leon's...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2018, 4:10 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

This story is filled with rituals. Small rituals—like when Louise and Teresa dress Teofilo's body in new clothes before his burial—and big rituals, like when Leon and Ken paint Teofilo's face and...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019, 4:00 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

At the beginning of the story, Leon and Ken discover Teofilo lying dead underneath a cottonwood tree. They follow through with the traditional Pueblo practice of tying a feather to the old man's...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2017, 3:26 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The story “The Man to Send Rain Clouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko brings to life some of the rituals of the Laguna Pueblo Native Americans. The story is based on an actual event in a New Mexico...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2012, 3:33 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

Leslie Marmon Silko's story, "A Man to Send Rain Clouds," is a window into the juxtaposition of worldviews and traditions that are a common experience among Native American communities. In this...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2016, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

Leslie Marmon Silko writes about her people: the Laguna Pueblo people of New Mexico. Many of her stories are based on the oral tradition of passing the folklore from generation to generation...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012, 7:23 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

In the short story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko, two Pueblo brothers-in-law, Leon and Ken, find an old man named Teofilo dead under a cottonwood tree in a sandy arroyo where...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2021, 4:08 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The overlap—and indeed, the struggle—between Native culture and Christian culture forms the backbone of this story. It begins with Leon and Ken finding their dead grandfather, Teofilo, and taking...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019, 3:43 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The theme of the story is the intersection of Christianity with Laguna beliefs in pueblo culture and how they come into play with regard to mortality. The symbols in the story mostly have to do...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2018, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The short story "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko tells of an old Native American named Teofilo who sits down and dies under a cottonwood tree while he is tending his sheep. Two...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2019, 11:35 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

The conflict in "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" is an unusual one not typically found in short story literature, which, incidentally sheds some light on--or perhaps deepens--the ambiguity of the...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2010, 4:56 am (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

They believe that Teofilo might be able to send rain. After they find his body, they ask for him to send them rain clouds. Then they prepare and wrap him. Later, however, they decide to ask the...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019, 6:40 pm (UTC)

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The Man to Send Rain Clouds

You will want to express your own opinion, but you may have enjoyed the stark simplicity of the story, as well as the description at the end that helped us visualize the scene at the grave. You...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2022, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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