Love Medicine | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Nora Barry and Mary Prescott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Love Medicine.
This section contains 7,957 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Nora Barry and Mary Prescott

Critical Essay by Nora Barry and Mary Prescott

SOURCE: Barry, Nora, and Mary Prescott. “The Triumph of the Brave.” Critique 30, no. 2 (winter 1989): 123-38.

In the following essay, Barry and Prescott examine gender and social roles within Native American communities in Love Medicine, contending that “Erdrich challenges the romantic vision of Native Americans as destined for cultural oblivion.”

In Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984, native American Nector Kashpaw recalls modeling for the painting Plunge of the Brave. “There I was, jumping off a cliff, naked of course, down into a rocky river. Certain death.” The painting represents a common romanticized white perception of native Americans. When Nector goes on to say “that the greater world was only interested in my doom,” he is...

(read more)

This section contains 7,957 words
(approx. 27 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Nora Barry and Mary Prescott