LOUISE ERDRICH DEAR JOHN WAYNE PDF

March 27, by morganaml The narrator informs the reader that they are watching a John Wayne western film at a drive-in movie theater. The first stanza in the first and second line illustrates that the narrator is at a drive-in movie. We lounge on the hood of the Pontiac.

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March 27, by morganaml The narrator informs the reader that they are watching a John Wayne western film at a drive-in movie theater. The first stanza in the first and second line illustrates that the narrator is at a drive-in movie. We lounge on the hood of the Pontiac. Erdrich plays with the stereotypes of Native Americans and the stereotypes of the settlers during the western expansion. She goes back and forth between the modern Native American watching the western and the historic Native Americans within the film.

She juxtaposes reality with the Hollywood reenactment of history. The poem illustrates how the settlers destroyed and conquered the land only for their own benefit. Erdrich even makes the comparison between the mosquitoes and the settlers.

Nothing works. They break through the smoke screen for blood. Erdrich throughout the poem implies that the western expansion was overall a destructive phenomenon. John Wayne is known to have died from cancer, which is analogous to what the characters in the movie and what the setters did to the Native Americans. She compares the destructive expansion of cancer to the western expansion. Posted in Uncategorized Tagged blog 7.

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Native Americans in the movie portrayed as the antagonist due to their motive to attack. Quotes such as a few laughing Indians fall over the hood shows the authors mocking. No one could foresee the negative impact that such depictions could bring about in society. This same article goes on to say that playing Indian is racist To put this idea in perspective, Steinfeldt states in his article about.

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