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"Love Medicine" quotes
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"So there was nothing to do but cross the water and bring her home." - Lipsha.
Circular narrative. Lipsha giving June what she deserves. crossing water --> Jesus
"Time was rushing around me like water around a big wet rock. The only difference is, I was not so durable as stones. Very quickly I would be smoothed away."
We cannot control time. NA mindset, time is circular and not linear. Link between Nector and Marie
"June walked over it like water and came home"
Lipsha's mother. circular narrative. Time is circular, not linear. June's story does not end with her death, it lives on with her family.
"But once they smash there is no way to put them right."
By telling stories they preserve their culture. The pies are a symbol of the American culture, but King smashes the pies in a drunken rage. Albertine tries to put them back together but does not succeed.
"Rise up! I thought. Rise up and walk! There is no limit to this dust"
Marie notices that christianity is about death, so she decides to embrace the Indian culture instead and choose fertility. She is the hero of the story because she picks and chooses from both cultures.
"But Marie is the kind of tree that doubles back and springs up, whips singing"
Marie is strong, she is a fighter. Protagonist
"On top of the highest hill"
The convent looks down on NA society
"Right and wrong were shades of meaning, not sides of a coin"
shows how insightful these people are and how much they understand the world they live in
"he did not exist from the inside out, but from the outside in."
While whites look outwards to understand themselves, native americans look to their land to find this understanding.
"It was a solid covering, but under it the boards creaked"
Linoleum floor, Marie keeps community together
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