How is Apache girl similar to medicine bag?
One of the similarities between the text of The Medicine Bag and the Apaches Girls rite of passage video is that both groups start at a certain age for their rites of passages. On the other hand, the passing of the medicine bag to martin is privately done with just Grandpa and him together in a room.
Which topic do both the short story the medicine bag and the documentary video Apache girls rite of passage present?
“Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage” emphasizes outward actions, but “The Medicine Bag” emphasizes inner feelings and attitudes. Where does Martin’s great-grandfather live?
What is the rite of passage in the medicine bag?
The Medicine Bag And Apache Girl’s Ritual Into Manhood The Medicine Bag is about a boy named Martin receiving his family’s tradition from his grandfather and how he feels about it. Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage video is about Dachina becoming a woman in her tribe and what she has to go through to become one
What symbols are part of the ritual and what does each represent Apache girl?
Some symbols are clay on her face to honor the gods, the pollen to symbolize fertility, dancing for ten hours to show endurance, the fire was ceremonial, the basket that shows the four stages of life when they run around it four times, and the tipi to symbolize the beginning and end of the ritual.
What are the symbols in the medicine bag?
It represents their family’s vision quest and history. The medicine bag has a great cultural significance to the Sioux. The medicine bag represents the grandfather and the family’s Sioux heritage through the story. The boy’s embarrassment over his grandfather parallels the boy’s embarrassment over the medicine bag.
What happens to grandpa and to Martin at the end of the story?
Grandpa replaced pebble and piece of iron. Martin was to put prairie sage. And Martin was to never open it again until he gave it to his son. What happened after Grandpa gave Martin the medicine bag.
Why did Martin and his family feel guilty about Grandpa visiting them?
Martin has been telling his friends stories about his grandpa, makes him sound really cool, etc. Martin is worried that when Grandpa arrives, his friends will think that he isn’t as cool as he has portrayed him in his stories. He then feels guilty for feeling embarrassed by his grandpa’s arrival.
Why did Grandpa give Martin the medicine bag?
Why does Grandpa say he has arrived for a surprise visit with the family? He wants to see where his only existing family lives, and he wants to give Martin the medicine bag. He feels that death is near , and he wants to be buried where his only existing family lives.
Who is the antagonist in the medicine bag?
The Antagonist and Protagonist is Martin, Martin is the antagonist because he was embarrassed of his grandpa because he didn’t look like a real indian/native. Martin is the protagonist because he figured out what he did wrong to his grandpa.
Who is the main character of the medicine bag?
What is the main theme of the medicine bag?
The main theme of the short was “learn from your elders” or “the young learning from him experienced”. The theme refers to when a child or a person younger than an adult learns from an elder. In the short story, the great grandfather teaches martin the value of the medicine bag.
Who is the medicine bag narrated by?
Martin’s kid sister. Narrator of the story, receives his grandfather’s medicine bag.
What does the leaf of sage in the medicine bag represent?
3. What does the leaf of sage placed in the bag represent? The sage represents the main character’s contribution to the tradition of the medicine bag; he must find his own piece of sage, place it in the bag, and never open it again until he passes it on, just as his ancestors did before him.
Which event in the medicine bag is most symbolic?
“Even though the boy,” he said still looking at me, “bears a white man’s name, the medicine bag will be his.” Which event in the “The Medicine Bag” is most symbolic of Martin beginning to connect with his Sioux heritage? Martin brings his friends home to meet Grandpa. Read this excerpt from “The Medicine Bag.”
What does the pebble symbolize in the medicine bag?
The pebble symbolizes strength, the permanence of their heritage, and the location. The broken shell symbolizes the name of his grandfather (Iron Shell), the job he had as a black smith, and his role making peace with the white Americans.
Why does grandpa collapse after arriving at the house?
He wants to see where his only existing descendants live, and he wants to give Martin the medicine bag. In “The Medicine Bag,” why does Grandpa collapse after arriving at the house? He has heat exhaustion. Grandpa realizes that the medicine bag will be more meaningful at a later time.
Which line from the medicine bag best illustrates Martins conflict with Grandpa’s arrival?
The line from “The Medicine Bag” that best illustrates Martin’s conflict with his Grandpa’s arrival is: “His get-up wasn’t out of place on the reservation, but it sure was here, and I wanted to sink right through the pavement.”
Why isn’t Grandpa giving the medicine bag to his eldest son?
Why isn’t Grandpa giving the medicine bag to his eldest son? His eldest son died in a war. He doesn’t think his son deserves it. He thinks Martin needs it more.
Which statement best explains the conflict in this excerpt the medicine bag?
Martin has a conflict with himself because he wants to take the money in Grandpa’s boots but he knows it is wrong. Martin has a conflict with Grandpa because Grandpa expects him to take the medicine bag and he does not want to.
What message does Grandpa’s dialogue in this excerpt reveal to the reader?
What message does Grandpa’s dialogue in this excerpt reveal to the reader? Staying connected with one’s heritage is important.