Reading Assignment 4 - The Memory Priest of the Creech People

Reading Assignment 4 - The Memory Priest of the Creech People

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READINGS ASSIGNMENT Your Name: Deepak Sela Title of text: The Memory Priest of the Creech People Author(s) of text: Paul Theroux Date published/Country: 2000 Social/historical context: what is happening in author’s life, society and time period? (connect to text) Theroux has been traveling and writing on the experiences he has encountered. Genre: Myth Narrative and Tone: Third Person, Omniscient Character(s): No dialogue but Omniscient Narration Plot and Setting: The Creech People will designate a male child born to a Creech woman as Memory Priest. As the title suggests, he is required to memorize all the history for Creech from his time on – and when he reaches 30 years of age. He must recite the whole history in front of the tribe, then. He is eaten. This cycle repeats to the next male child who is born, as does the history. Motifs and Symbolism: The Memory Priest is someone who will remember history from the time he is born to his untimely death, or consumption. It is a symbol because it is
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