the narrator was the son, who claim to seen shadows.
The narrator relationship with these characters:
Aanakwad- was she is his mother, she was in love with another man who wasn’t her husband, she has a bad temper, she left him behind with his father.
Father- he was his father, He was the one retelling the stories of what happens to his sister being thrown out the wagon and eaten by wolves. He also abuses his children after his daughter death.
daughter- this is his sister ,she was left dead, eaten by the wolves, and the raven.
her lover- his mother Aanakwad was in love with a man who wasn’t his father, and had a baby with him.
lover’s uncle- the man who went and picked Aanakwad and her daughter up in a wagon.
Oblivion, noun: the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown; the state of being destroyed.
We encountered this word in the story The Shawl by Louise Erdrich. It’s used when the narrator talks about the challenges and hardships his people have endured, both from previous generations and from the current ones, and how the struggle of dealing with those pains can drive a person to ruin.
“Now, gradually, that term of despair has lifted somewhat and yielded up its survivors. But we still have sorrows that are passed to us from early generations, sorrows to handle in addition to our own, and cruelties lodged where we cannot forget them. We have the need to forget. We are always walking on oblivion’s edge.”
In “The Shawl” by Louise Erdrich, who is the narrator?
first-person, “our people”
Ah, grandson of Aanakwaad and her husband.
What is the narrator’s relationship to the other characters in the story?
4 years younger: Doris (sister) and Raymond (brother) and their husband and wife (also siblings)
father (drinker, abuser)