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Understanding Oneself, Knows the World The colonization of cultures has changed the world's history forever. From the French, Spaniard, and down to the English, have changed cultures, customs, religions, and livelihoods of different societies. The Native Americans, for instance, were among the many civilizations that were conquered by the English. The result was their ways of life according to character shifted to the more "civilized" methods of their colonists of the British folks. Many Native Americans have lost their old methods and have been pulled into the new "civilized" ways. Nowadays only a little number of Native American tribes or nations exist in distant regions surviving following their customs. From the book Ceremony, a story of a man named Tayo, did not understand himself and the world around him but ultimately found out and opened his eyes to the truth. However the Ceremony's main message is connected not only to a single person but also to all and everyone in the world. It's a novel with the message that the recognition of oneself will start the eyes to see what is truth and false that will consequently turn into liberty. Tayo faced a battle of recognizing his character: the real definition of himself out and most especially indoors. Being a half of Native American and American half-Caucasian within a state of a Native American tribe at Laguna, he was always reminded of being an outcast. Externally, if he would try to match in any of his race, then both sides will reject him with ridicules. As Emo said against Tayo, "There he is. He thinks he's something all right. Since he is a part white. Don't you, half-breed?" It introduced hatred from a full-blooded Native American as, "the sole reason for this hate was that Tayo was part white." In fact the shame of becoming a "half-breed" continued right down to his loved ones. Auntie's, "shame for what his mom (Tayo's) had completed, and Auntie's shame for him (Tayo)," was sudden even though she had been among the closest blood relative of Tayo. On his Caucasian facet, encounters were similar with the Native Americans. He wasn't truthfully confessed from the Caucasians he struck below the corners of his military uniform, which symbolizes "his support and loyalty" to the United States since, "they'd the uniform and they also did not look different no more. They got admiration". He had been automatically ignored as "the different o.. .