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    Love Medicine The book, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich is instilled with captivating and intense drama that makes the story come alive. From passages of a Chippewa woman’s mysterious death to several family predicaments, this novel allows readers to quickly become charmed in which a deceased person has the ability to tie a story together. Erdrich keeps readers engaged with religious themes and imagery while developing strong yet concealed fragments of symbolism throughout the story. June Kashpaw

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    his home, land, and family; in addition to this, Love Medicine presents the reader with many characters who suffered from this same affliction of lack-of-home such as the characters of King, who feel out-of-place with his family and in his home in the city, Nector, who mad a home with his wife but is constantly drawn to his old lover, Lulu, and even Lulu herself, who is uprooted throughout the course of the novel (Erdrich, Tracks 2, 137. Love Medicine 42, 136, 278.) In addition to these examples from

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    Maternity In Love Medicine In the novel “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich the mothers seem to defy history and control their families and their lives, the mothers seem to have most influence on the people around them. The mothers in “Love Medicine” are strong tough women, who suffer through seemingly unbearable pain throughout their lives which seems to influence them for the rest of their lives. One of the strongest characters in the novel “Love Medicine” is Marie Lazarre/Kashpaw who comes from

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    Pills & Potions Love is not something that can be cured by medicine. It is not something that can be controlled. In, Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, the story follows five different families that intertwine because of marriages and love affairs. The story contains unanswered mysteries, supernatural mishaps, mournful deaths, and alluring love triangles. The book has very powerful themes but lacks a lot of extremely important parts of a good fiction novel. The story jumps between the past of 1930s

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    is an uncommon youngster to demonstrate a guardian such generous appreciation. She comes back to satisfy the capacity that her dad started in the clinic, that of perusing so anyone might hear. Throughout another novel written by Louise Erdich “Love Medicine”, subverts the idea that Indians must assimilate in order to be part of American life. She creates characters who live out traditional values daily. For instance, Lulu 's choice to advance customary culture late in life does not come to the detriment

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    How is your feeling when you are falling in love? Most of the people say “it is awesome” because they “fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.” How do show your love? Every person has his or her own ways to show his or her love; therefore, Erdrich’s character – Grandma Kashpaw in Love Medicine also has her own ways. According to Louise Erdrich: “Love Medicine was named for the belief in love potions, which is a part of Chippewa folklore. The novel explores the

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    Sports Medicine What do you want your future job to be? I want to specialize in sports medicine. There are multiple reasons I want to be a sports medicine doctor. The three reasons are I love sports, the job is interesting to me, and I want to provide for my family. Sports medicine is definitely the career for me. It may be a tough challenge, but I can do it with God. Sports medicine is the career for me because I love sports. One reason I love sports is because I have played them my entire life

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    to bring back that love they once had between each other. In the beginning of the novel, Marie meets Nector in the woods. Nector says “Her hand grows thick and fevered, heavy in my own, and I don’t want her, but I want her, and I cannot let go” (Erdrich, 67). Nector wants Marie, but does not understand why yet. He wants her from the very beginning, but in a different way than he wants Lulu. In “Fragments and Ojibwe Stories: Narrative Strategies In Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine,” by Lydia Schultz

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    Allusion Throughout Love Medicine Louise Erdrich used allusions to refer to different events that effected Native American culture and their life on the reservation. Vietnam, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and differrent laws surrounding the relocation of Natives were referenced in this piece. Erdrich used allusions to refer to childrens programs like Road Runner and Tarzan. She used Tarzan beating his chest to to convey the emotional prayer he was giving in the church and Howard Kashpaw’s evening

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    In Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, the narrative ends with Lipsha’s perspective as he is told the identity of his parents, June Morrissey and Gerry Nanapush, and reacts to these new revelations. This ending is important in light of the entire novel because it emphasizes the importance of families and claiming their ancestry. This is specifically seen in Lipsha’s confusion and desire to trace his ancestry after being told about his parents and his act of driving June’s car back onto the reservation

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    popularity from her work on the Love Medicine. Being a self-proclaimed storyteller, Louise knew that she wanted to start writing stories with more to them. Louise being of dual cultural background writes the stories not as autobiographies but with the experiences that were lived along the way. The writing which depicts the struggles in the Native American cultures particularly the relationships of both family and love within the white community. Louise’s writing on Love Medicine has earned her the spot as

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    that I have chosen is Power and Privilege: “How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?” The title of the text for analysis: How Native Americans are represented in Erdrich’s Love Medicine specifically on their relationship to white culture due to their history. Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine focuses on the lives of a family of Native Americans. The way that they are represented in the novel provides an insight into modern day native American culture unparalleled by any history book

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    Assimilation was the primary purpose of these boarding schools, but we see time and time again examples of struggle and resistance against that assimilation effort. Louise Erdrich writes about this resistance in the chapter "Saint Marie" in her novel, Love Medicine. In this chapter, Marie Lazarre's character is first introduced as a young girl of mixed blood, trying to appeal to whiteness through her connection to Catholicism. "The object that Marie aspired to reach is a sense of identity and belonging. While

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    In "Love Medicine" by Lousie Erdrich, the main character Lipsha Morrissey tells a few different stories, also is trying to help his Grandpa find the faithfulness he once had with Grandma. During the story Lipsha learns a few different lessons. Lipsha learns two important lessons while in the slough. The first lesson Lipsha learns is to be grateful for life. Lipsha says to himself "Lipsha Morrissey, you're a happy S.O.B who could be covered up with weeds by now down at the bottom of this slough

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    The Evolution of Lipsha Morrissey In the novel, Love Medicine, the reader gets to read about what it’s like to live a life as an Ojibwe Indian. The reader follows a family through the struggles of their everyday lives and witnesses how the individual characters develop through this story. Louise Erdrich created a character that’s development during these 60 years stood out significantly, Lipsha Morrissey. Lipsha’s character develops from a shy, anxious young man he was in the beginning into a more

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    Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine revolves around a huge family of Native Americans. The reader is able to learn the history of the family by reading stories of their interactions. The audience is transported into a reservation system where they view these interactions and key components of Native American culture, the parts that remain and the parts that have withered away. As the novel progresses the readers learn about how Native American culture interacts or doesn't interact, with white culture

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    robbed. A common feeling that lives among these betrayed people is revenge. Fleur, a Native American becomes possessed with revenge in Louise Erdrich’s book, Four Souls. Fleur Pillager’s love for her land and thirst for justice lead her on a journey that tangles the two, and everyone involved. What will remain when love and revenge collide, and both want control of the heart? Louise Erdrich’s novels often depict the trials and hardships Native Americans have faced throughout time. She is a member of

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    Supernatural Powers Thesis: One controversial issue in Louise Erdrich's Tracks concerns Fleur’s supposed supernatural powers. While some readers argue that Fleur’s powers can be explained scientifically, my own view is that her powers are supernatural. Quote 1: “. . . he tried to burn the house down. But though he threw kerosene repeatedly against the logs and even started a blaze with birchbark and chips of wood, the flames narrowed and shrank, went out in puffs of smoke . . . The last won out

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    “Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you” W. Clement Stone. In this portion of the story, The Beet Queen, by Louise Erdrich, it tells the story of two children arriving in a town searching for their own purpose. With the use of tone, imagery, and point of view we can depict the impact of the environment on the two children throughout the passage. Firstly, Erdrich used tone throughout the passage to emphasize the effect the environment has on the children. When the children

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    Love is motivating and boundless. One should not limit his/her love toward others because of the obstacles created by time, distance or race. The fascinating love story “Story Of The Beautiful Girl” written by Rachel Simon demonstrates this point. In the story, the protagonist Lynne, who is mentally handicapped, meets Homan, an African-American man, who unfortunately is deaf, at a school for the disabled ones. The meager conditions in the school, the rude and offensive staff, plus the draconian rules

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