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ENCOUNTERS: Native American Literature (2016)

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Chimei Fregoso

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Transcript of ENCOUNTERS: Native American Literature (2016)

BELIEFS:
Is it right/wrong to teach children to believe in:
defend your answer in a well-reasoned PARTNER DISCUSSION.
"The account of the fall in Genesis uses figurative language, but affirms a primeval event, a deed that took place at the beginning of the history of man. Revelation gives us the certainty of faith that the whole of human history is marked by the original fault freely committed by our first parents."
source:
"The Catechism of the Catholic Church" (390)
Figuratively Speaking...
symbolism
using a symbol to represent an idea, or investing things with a symbolic meaning or character.
Archetypes
figurative language
a universally understood symbol or term upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated
Native American beliefs and how these beliefs are reflected in literature…

Identifying Archetypes
Nature
sky
road
night
sunrise
sunset
father
mother
hero
trickster
elder
People
fire
shadow
tree
bird
water
Things
journey
birth
death
marriage
separation
Events
"What does _____________ commonly represent?"
Identifying Archetypes
using metaphors, similes, and other words/phrases with non-literal meanings.
Stories use to convey both:
a meaning
and
a message
ARCHETYPES
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Ancient Art and Archetypes
CARL JUNG
"
Archetypes
"
People are born with a built-in understanding of universal
1875-1961
"arch" = first/original
"type" = kind/pattern
LITERAL
UNIVERSAL
BELIEFS WITH REGARD TO: MAN + GOD + REVELATION + NATURE + WORK + GOVT
The Sky Tree
The Earth Only
Coyote Finishes His Work
page 22
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Tonight's Homework:
TURN IN an ACADEMIC PARAGRAPH on GOOGLE CLASSROOM about how the 4th story uses an ARCHETYPE to convey a deeper meaning.
MAN can learn to be good
Through peer pressure
Through the examples of others
Through the influence of shame

GOD/s can be both good and bad
God/s are sometimes involved with men
Man can choose whether to be involved with God or not
God/s like men - can be capricious emotional

REVELATION

God is revealed through oral tradition
Oral tradition is interpreted by the elders

God is revealed through general revelation (nature)
Men can learn about God by studying the world God created


NATURE is both positive and negative
More likely to be positive if treated with respect
Take only what is needed
Give thanks when you take

WORK
Purpose of work is to better the community
Purpose of work is to better self

GOVERNMENT

Wide variety of governmental forms
Matriarchy
Patriarchy
Democracy
Oral treaties


ORAL TRADITION LITERATURE

Creation Myths
Explain how the world came to be
Cautionary Tales
Explain what to avoid in life so man and God will be happy
Moral Tales
Explain how to be good to make man and God happy
Nature Tales
Explain how and why the world works the way it does

The Sun Still Rises in the Same Sky
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