In both Ceremony and Haroun and the Sea of Stories, stories are central elements that show up constantly throughout each novel. They are woven through each novel like a spider web. The spider web is also a metaphor Silko uses for fragility. In these novels stories are fragile and constantly in jeopardy. The antagonists in each book “try to destroy the stories” (Silko 2). In Ceremony the destroyer of stories is forgetfulness. Tayo, a racially mixed individual, must remember his Native American heritage to cure himself of the illness from which he suffers. Alana Brown author of “Pulling Silko’s ...
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