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Unformatted text preview: Brandon Yanari Asian American Studies R2B Anna Leong and Janey Lew 10 April 2008 Short Response: Louise Erdrich Love Medicine Questions: What is the significance of all of the family relationships being sometimes good and sometime bad? Why are there so many characters and leaps in time between chapters? Overall theme: Sometimes, one must abandon the home and family in order to succeed financially and emotionally in life. Passage: “Every so often I would try to stop time again by finding a still place and sitting there. But the moment I was getting the feel of quietness, leaning up a tree, parked in the truck, sitting with the cows, or just smoking on a rock, so many details of love and politics would flood me. It would be like I had dried my mind out only to receive the fresh dousing of, say, more tribal news” (Erdrich 136). Brief Interpretation: In this passage, Nector Kashpaw talks about the thoughts going through his mind while he tries to get away from the rush of everyday family life, as shown by his attempt to “stop...
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