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T Occurrences In Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

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In Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, Ts’eh is shown as a realistic person within the novel but is also shown as an illusion of Tayo’s PTSD imagination, giving the reader the reason to believe that Ts’eh was real at one point but has since become a hallucination of his unwell mind as the novel progresses. This is shown through the first sight of her in the novel, the way Tayo longs for her for many months and their interaction in the desert.
The first appearance of Ts’eh, the reader doesn’t know her name, but she is shown as a realistic person due to her intimate relations with Tayo, her willingness to help and the addition of the ranch home she provides. Tayo first sees Ts'eh when he is looking for his cattle and describes her as having "eyes
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