Throughout Ceremony, the author, Leslie Silko, displays the internal struggle that the American Indians faced at that time in history. She displays this struggle between good and evil in several parts of the book. One is the myth explaining the orgin of the white man.
As common in Indian cultures they create a myth to explain why the white people came to them. The author begins to show the Indians feeling of hopelessness by
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feeling of hopelessness in the Indians myth explaining the origin of the white man. As a result of the white man, Indians are forced to live in poverty on reservations that continuously reminds them of how the white man looks down at them. In the end all of the poverty, prejudice, and hopelessness makes the Indians turn on themselves. Thus, reinforcing how worthless the white people, and even Indians, themselves, feel the Indians’ lives are.