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Homework 2007_11_26 - Emily Ryan English 2020 Zitkala...

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Emily Ryan English 2020 Zitkala Sá’s “Impressions of an Indian Childhood” and “School Days” (1849-1861) 11/26/07 1. Describe at least three lessons Zitkala Śa learns from her mother. In your own words, explain the ideas/behaviors her mother values most. Zitkala Śa was taught many lessons by her mother. She was taught not to ask about her mother’s tears. It seemed that her mother did not want her daughter to see her weakness and not to know that she was hurting. Instead her mother would distract her. He mother also taught her to pause before inviting someone to dinner or an event. This helped avoid inviting people who already had plans. The beadwork which her mother taught her also encompassed a lesson. Śa’s mother would not let her quit working on a design no matter how difficult Śa had made it. She taught her to keep going through the rough times, which seemed to be a very important lesson. He mother told her not to go to the East because people were not sympathetic there. She was very right, but Śa did not
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