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The Surrounded

The Surrounded by D'Arcy McNickle is aptly named for many reasons, and the meaning is many layers deep. First of all, the entire plot of the novel is rather circular, and of course that is a...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2014 6:00 pm UTC

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The Surrounded

The novel stresses how the Native American sense of community and tribe is particularly challenged by Western tradition. The Surrounded shows how Archilde Leon's education makes him a stranger...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2011 6:25 pm UTC

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The Surrounded

Archilde protects his mother, Catharine, after she kills the game warden because she is family and her murdering of the game warden was an emotional reaction to his shooting Louis and killing him....

Latest answer posted April 19, 2010 11:52 pm UTC

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The Surrounded

Following Catherine's death, Archilde, Elise, Mike, and Narcisse disappear into the mountains. Elise leads the group along a circuitous path to a place where she believes they will be safe....

Latest answer posted May 7, 2010 2:49 am UTC

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The Surrounded

For much of the period covered in D’Arcy McNickle’s novel, Max Leon and his wife, Catherine LaLoup, live largely separate lives in two different houses on their Montana ranch. They are the parents...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 10:36 pm UTC

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The Surrounded

D’Arcy McNickle lays out the theme of the conflicts inherent in assimilation primarily through the character of Archilde Leon. As was typical in that era, Archilde is removed from the...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 3:42 am UTC

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The Surrounded

In the novel, The Surrounded, the Indian way of life is contrasted with the white way of life, a struggle which still exists today. The statement to "Kill the Indian, save the man" means that the...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2015 1:08 pm UTC

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