What was Tayo mixed with in Ceremony?
The theme of race in Ceremony is complicated, as you might expect. The hero and protagonist, Tayo, is half white and half Laguna Pueblo, and he feels out of place in both societies. Part of Tayo’s healing process is learning to accept his mixed racial identity and not be ashamed of it.
Who is the woman that Tayo sleeps with in Ceremony?
She is the first of two Mexican women who appear in the novel to represent an aspect of the contact between white and Native American cultures. A former cantina dancer, she also seduces Tayo in order to teach him his first lesson about miscegenation and change.
What does Tayo dream about in Ceremony?
He dreams of the cattle. They awake before dawn, and Tayo feels happy to be alive. After feeding his horse and singing to the sunrise, he eats the breakfast the woman serves him, watching her bundle together rocks and plants.