Brief Analysis of Leslie Silko’s “Ceremony” – Still Ogahpah


Leslie Marmon Silko
a recurring object, concept, or structure in a work of literature
Jimmie's blanket could be considered a motif in this story
Motif
Despite the tragedies that Ayah experiences, she finds healing powers in her memories of her loved ones and in the lullaby she sings to herself.

Is Silko suggesting the existence of truths or forces that transcend culture and society?

He heads to the elders in the village
so that his tale will be added to the long story that has been in the telling since time began.

Leslie Marmon Silko's reputation rests upon her ability as a storyteller, and her output of poems has been relatively
small.


RCL2: Silko’s Essay Analysis | Rhetoric and Civic Life

On the other hand, because Laguna adopted many European ways (and a number of whites who married into
the pueblo, Silko's "great-grandpa Marmon" among them), it is not surprising that it has produced not only Silko but also
several other significant writers whose concerns are those of the "half-breed," the person of mixed blood.

Rather than viewing this heritage as a curse, Silko has used European literary forms to move toward the strength of the
Laguna earth and the stories of her family.