Day 1

Ceremony Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does this first section reveal about the setting of the story?

    In the beginning, the story flips back and forth between the Laguna Pueblo Reservation and the Philippines during World War II. The contrast is marked by the presence, or absence, of rain. There is overlap, however, between the two spaces when Tayo sees Josiah in the Philippines, in the face of a Japanese soldier. Then, we see Tayo’s ranch on the reservation where he spends a significant time alone with his thoughts. He takes care of the animals and the land. But mostly, he is trying to heal from the affects of war, though some may argue that he is stuck in his mind and in the past.

  2. 2

    What is the...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1039 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 8013 literature essays, 2248 sample college application essays, 348 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in