Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan 450007, China
House Made of Dawn, the masterpiece of the Native American Writer N. Scott Momaday published in 1968, won him fame and recognition in dominant American society. The thesis analyzes Abel’s ego in the frustration, desperation and pain in trying to assimilate into the modern society. His isolation in Indian culture resulting from the environment and experience and bi-cultural dilemma leads him to frustration and he feels that he never has any sort of appropriate identity. The frustration and pain he undergoes disillusion him but wind him up the way to return to his own culture. His ego fails to adapt to the modern society but may find its way in his original place. It is the ancient Indian tradition that arouses Abel’s racial awareness and releases him from the confusion and frustration.
House Made of Dawn; Abel; Ego
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