Yellow Woman Essay

This Study Guide consists of approximately 50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Yellow Woman.
This section contains 2,217 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Yellow Woman Study Guide

In the following interview, Silko discusses her ideas on storytelling, the Laguna oral tradition, and the role of women in tribal culture.

[Barnes]: The first question I want to ask you is, who do you consider to be your audience? Who are you writing for?

[Silko]: I've never thought too much about an audience per se. When I first started writing, I wasn't sure that anyone would want to read or listen to the work that I did. I didn't think about it at first. In a way, it's good not to think about an audience. If you start thinking about the audience, it can inhibit what you do. When I was younger, there was concern about what will Grandma think, or what will Mama say or something like this, and that in a sense is being concerned about audience and can really inhibit a writer. Initially, I...

(read more from the Critical Essay #5 section)

This section contains 2,217 words
(approx. 6 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Yellow Woman Study Guide
Copyrights
Short Stories for Students
Yellow Woman from Short Stories for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.