Themes Of A Yellow Raft In Blue Water

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Once Again In the novel “A yellow Raft in blue water”, author Michael Dorris gives us different themes to look at. There are themes of racism, power struggle, and conflict between appearances and inescapable reality. The story focuses around the lives of three generations of Native American women. Rayona, daughter of Christine, is a very reserved, intelligent, and quiet girl while her mother is more obnoxious, rebellious, and loud. Rayona is of mixed blood, half black and half Indian, and this creates a lot of struggles for her. Christine is a very self-conscious woman who looked for lover in the wrong places creating a feeling of void throughout most of her life. As mentioned before, “A yellow Raft in Blue Water” has various themes and

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