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Tom Whiteclouds Blue Winds Dancing and E Pauline Johnsons A Red Girls Reasoning are both stories that comment on cultural differences between the dominant white North American culture and the Native culture In Blue Winds Dancing a young Native college student reflects his place in society while making a journey home In A Red Girls Reasoning an Englishman loses his Native wife as a result of his narrow-mindedness towards her culture The two stories are very similar because we see how the white culture has affected both Native characters Although the two stories contain different situations both authors use of point of view descriptive diction and the characters actions help convey their themes of cultural differences between Natives and the dominant white culture Through Whiteclouds and Johnsons points of view we see the emotions which surround our two Native characters In Blue Winds Dancing the characters thoughts are shown through the first person point of view Through this point of view the young Natives persona is brought to life through his thoughts The character doubts his place in both the white mans world and his own heritage shown in the line Am I Indian or am I white The character feels alone in both cultures He illustrates his uncertainty about his role as a young Native when he says We just dont seem to fit in anywhere-certainly not among the whites and not among the older people As he makes his journey home the character contemplates the anger he feels toward the inferiority of his race Similarly Johnson uses point of view to convey her theme of social and cultural differences in A Red Girls Reasoning However the point of view used is the third person omniscient Through this point
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