Ceremony | Study Guide

Leslie Marmon Silko

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Overview

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Author

Leslie Marmon Silko

Year Published

1977

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Ceremony is told in third-person narration from the perspective of a limited omniscient narrator. While the narration generally follows Tayo's perspective (the protagonist), it occasionally switches to the perspective of other characters.

Tense

Ceremony is narrated in past tense.

About the Title

The title, Ceremony, refers to Native American traditions marking transitions. The protagonist, Tayo, must create a new ceremony that synthesizes the Native American and white cultures to transform his life and find acceptance within his community.

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