According to Gerald Vizenor in “Aesthetics of Survivance: Literary Theory and Practice” survivance brings into sharp relief “an active resistance and repudiation of dominance, obtrusive themes of tragedy, nihilism, and victimry.”

Please have read or have the book Ceremony. Complete requirements below.
According to Gerald Vizenor in “Aesthetics of Survivance: Literary Theory and Practice” survivance brings into sharp relief “an active resistance and repudiation of dominance, obtrusive themes of tragedy, nihilism, and victimry.”
In a post of approximately 250 words, consider the following questions:
Based on your reading of pages 1-92 in Ceremony, does Silko’s novel emphasize dominance? victimry? tragedy? nihilism? [Define “nihilism” in your response.]
Or does she emphasize an “active resistance and repudiation” of these themes?
Does she seem to validate enduring Native American cultural beliefs and practices?
Does she do a combination of all of the above?
In your response use concrete examples and some brief direct quotations from the novel (please include page #s in parenthesis).
At the end of your response include a list of 8-10 keywords from your analysis of the novel—words that signal key issues and / or themes.

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