Monument Valley. Image: Wikimedia Commons. At several points in this site we use Monument Valley as an example to illustrate a key theme. In one of the very first pages on the waymarked route we asked " what is landscape? Different people may notice different things, and be inspired in different ways, by the same landscape. Usually people start by noticing topography, vegetation, the built environment: concrete visible features.
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In his short story What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona , Alexie questions the basics of human relations, and how we play into each other lives. The two boys in the story are related by a traumatic and painful experience but they slowly begin to move apart. And no matter how much hate or pain there is, that connection will always stay with us. Posted in Analysis 2 Comments. I liked his writings for the truth that he exposed in both cultures. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Everyone should check out this book! The Real All Americans. I like the spirit of the game and competition here. Everyone is a quarterback and no winners or losers. The connection between the Indians and horses is perfect. Unbroken and wild. The implications are unfortunate.
His paralleled animal comparison throughout the poem illustrates a crucial theme. Horses were vital animals for the Navajo Indians, and Alexie is showing how vital football is both to American culture, and for the Navajo — as it mirrors the freedom and vitality of horses. The speaker goes to a bar and realizes that all of the Indians are nowhere to be found. First, he searches storefronts, streets, and other public venues but fails to find them. It is not until he goes into a pawnshop that he finds a heart symbolizing Indian spirit , hiding under a glass. Using these details, the story demonstrates how Indian culture seems insignificant when compared to modern culture and society. The last line describes how the speaker opens the door to invite the wind inside. The wind, whatever that may be a symbol for American displacement of Indians or maybe time has blown through the Indian community and disconnected everyone. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.