Unformatted text preview: Dorris' use of the color yellow is especially poignant here in Chapter 11. Having learned that Lee is dead, Christine rushes to the hospital to deliver her child. However, when her life seems to be at its lowest, Dorris reinforces the notion of Christine's resiliency to face life's problems by swaddling the newborn Rayona in a yellow blanket. Symbolically, then, Rayona will be both the safety net that Christine so desperately needs and, at the same time, the source of much conflict and worry for her. • C&W club a country-western club. • that fish-eyed desk clerk a suspicious-looking desk clerk. • IHS the Indian Health Service Hospi...
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