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You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Authenticity of Cultural Identity in Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length.
You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Authenticity of Cultural Identity in Green Grass Running Water by Thomas King. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. The remaining populace comprises those with a lack of interest in the culture and values of the Native Americans. They are characterized by ignorance of the Native culture but in spite of this, they end up appreciating the Natives’ culture. King successfully depicts the issues of authenticity in terms of cultural identity during the conversations and encounters between the characters as the Native Americans attempt to justify their various perception regarding what aspects should be used in judging their cultural identities.
In achieving his goal, King the two pairs of characters mentioned derailing the misconceptions regarding Native Americans and their contemporary way of life. Some of the questions answered in regard to the cultural identity of the Native Americans include: what do the Native Americans look like today? What role do they play in the contemporary multicultural society? And what are the factors that distinguish Native Americans from the rest of the numerous cultures in contemporary American society? In addressing these based on the Native American identity, the narrative utilizes the interaction between Native American characters and the challenges they encounter as they attempt to blend into the modern-day culture. This is however faced with significant challenges since, despite their attempts, they still feel obliged to maintain their culture. What follows is a humorous and thrilling interaction of varied cultures with the Natives’ and from the encounters, the reader finally gets to fully understand various issues regarding the ‘American culture’.
The plot begins with the introduction of two characters, Lionel and Norman, who are both Native Americans. The two are in a moving car and from the introduction, we learn that Norma is Lionel's aunt. In response to an ill-timed comment that Lionel makes about the Indian Council, Norma condemns him .