Friday, October 16, 2009

"Lullaby." Leslie Marmon Silko.

One-minute review: The youth and age of American Indians and the assurance that they are one with Nature, that they will pass from old age directly into the heart of Nature. The concluding lullaby that she sings to her aged husband as he sleeps is about the unity of man and nature.

Comment: The literature of old age. The details of their surroundings are specific, clear and true to life. The strength of women. The weakness of men, especially in old age when they have been broken. RayS.

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

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