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Yellow Raft In Blue Water Back long ago before we had books or even computers we socialized with each other, We sat around the dinner table or a fire and told stories from start to finish. We didn't just speak to tell the stories, we also used visuals such as pictures. The pictures were used to engage the audience into the storie. During the book Yellow Raft In Blue Water the author Michael Dorris covers many different topics, he goes over the struggle with racism, the power struggle, the struggle with appearances, and the struggle of an inescapable reality. The author Michael Dorris, who is Native American, writes this book so it focuses around the lives of three Native American women. Each women has there own section that they narrate…show more content…
No one but me carries it all and no one will" (273). Ida says this because this is her story, everytime you tell a story you want to make sure to tell it in the best way possible. Each time she tells it she learns from the periouse time and makes it better, well staying honest. No one will ever fully understand your story because they did not go through it like you did. When Ida is nararating her story she starts when she was younger and talks about her struggles, strengths and what she went through. Her story starts with a quick description of who she is and what her life was/is like, “My life is a ring of mountains, close together and separated by deep chasms. From any summit I look back and view, not an arm's length away, the ones before” (274). Ida talks about her life being like mountains because life sure as hell isn't easy. Sometimes it's a nice stroll and others it is a hard hike up the side of the…show more content…
She watched her mother die slowly and she watched her dad struggle to take care of her. As a young kid or even as an adult watching the person who is supposed to raise you and teach about love, and everything you need to know in life will greatly affect what type of person you turn into. One of the most heartbreaking things you can go through as a child is watching your mother slowly die and then watching your father struggle to take care of her and provide for the family. Ida went through a lot, her mom was sick and then her mom’s sister Clara came to help out and caused a lot of drama in the family. All the fighting put a lot of stress on young Ida, “Mama charged Clara with sneaking into the house like an enemy, charger that she had always covered papa, berated her for taking advantage of illness to have her way” (283). The fact that Clara slept with Ida’s father puts Ida in a tough position. Does she take her mother's side because that is her mother the one who birthed her, the one who raised her till she was to sick too and the one who loves her the most; or does she takes Clara’s side? The women who came into her life and turned it upside down but made her happy, feel loved, took care of her and was always there for
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