"You do a better British Accent than a Brit"
"He began talking this way to get the others to
laugh, makes him feel respectable"
"Woke up feeling like a lord"
"He looks like a preacher, this appeals to Elijah"
"What if it... burns down the town? ... Can you
image anything more glorious?"
Elijah's complex with wemistikishiw culture
intrigues for its dynamic dysfunction. It leads me
wondering if he considers white men superior to
Indians. I think Elijah believes this is true based on
the fact that he imitates the way they speak and
tries to behave the way that they do. But in times
of battle the situation is reverse. Elijah embraces
his native hunting abilities when he is fighting
Germans. It's strange that Elijah feels the need to
put up a front to feel accepted amongst the white
men. I believe it began with Elijah's time at
residential school and how he was brought up
there. In many ways residential schooling created
dysfunctions amongst society. It introduced
segregation and conformance at an early age
because children were taught that their cultural
roots were barbaric and therefore inferior.