House Made of Dawn | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Marion Willard Hylton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of House Made of Dawn.
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Critical Essay by Marion Willard Hylton

SOURCE: "On a Trail of Pollen: Momaday's House Made of Dawn," in Critique, Vol. XIV, No. 2, 1972, pp. 60-9.

In the following essay, Hylton presents a thematic analysis of House Made of Dawn, relating "the tragic odyssey of a man forcibly removed from [the Native American psychic environment and placed within a culture light-years away from the attitudes, values, and goals of his former life."]

Abel was the land and he was of the land; he was a long-hair and from that single fact stemmed the fearsome modern dilemma explored by N. Scott Momaday in House Made of Dawn. Abel is an Indian of the American Southwest, a member of a culture for whom Nature is the one great reality to which men's lives are pegged, the only verity upon which men may...

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