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Tayo and the Earth Fates Intertwined Tayo is an Indian man who is true to his family and the ways of his people He is subjected to the horrific battles of war which change him forever sending his mental and physical health into a downward spiral He has flashbacks that send his mind reeling and make his stomach tie up in knots At the same time he is dealing with this the earth is at a battle to keep itself healthy There is a lack of rain and everything is drying up and dying off Throughout Tayos journey we come to understand that Tayo and the earths fates are intertwined and they are both looking for the same ending Being well again It is not a task that is easily attainable but throughout the book both Tayo and the Earth show perseverance by surging forward and never giving in to the hardships that arise When Tayo goes off to war the Earth is in good health and so is Tayo he is ready for the challenge ahead There are huge rainstorms that are replenishing the land and Tayo is strong in mind and body But when Tayo goes off to war he resents the rain because it causes him to drop his cousin when conditions get too slippery and he loses him to the Japanese because they think that he is too weak to carry on He lifted him to his knees and all the time he could hear his own voice praying against the rain Silko 12 He curses the rain and in turn it ceases to fall at home His people tell him there was a drought for the six years that he is gone It seems impossible to people who dont believe in the connection between people and
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