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Life is a succession of events which leads to change in a person. These set of events incorporate both the good and the bad times in someone's life. The item that defines someone's character not what has happened in their life but the way that person reacted to these events. In the Lesile Silko's novel Ceremony, the protagonist, Tayo, encounters a string of unfortunate incidents in his own life which damaged his character both physically and figuratively. Tayo is a Native American World War II veteran that encounters hardship when he returns home. Tayo is lost in an internal battle within himself which causes frustration not just in him but in his area. Tayo considers because of the actions he undertook while at war in the Philippines haven't any only influenced him internally but during the Native American beliefs, he considers he influenced his entire community. Tayo comes to the understanding that in order to save both himself and the remainder of the Indians he must cleanse himself from the misdeeds he has committed. Ceremony focuses on the character which thoughts, body, and soul all play in someone's personality and well-being. The consequences of war and the burdens which Tayo has suffered during his life trigger detrition of these three aspects. In order for Tayo to rescue both his community and himself he should undergo a service that will restore those 3 facets by healing the scars that he obtained during the war and by reconnecting his spirit with his or her culture. The grisly events which occurred during World War II will forever haunt Tayo's soul. The two Tayo along with his cousin, and Rocky, were also enlisted at the exact same time to join the war effort. From the Indian reserve, Tayo and Rocky were set up to battle in the American warfare against the Western...