Yellow Woman


Leslie Marmon Silko

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The River

The river—and water imagery more generally—permeate nearly every scene of this story, making the river the most complex symbol within the text. The river is the setting for the story’s opening, the guiding path for…

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The Mountains

Distinct from the river, the mountains are a mysterious and seemingly mythical place that represent an escape. The ka’tsina is a mountain spirit known for seducing native women, luring them away from their communities…

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