Analysis Of Sherman Alexie 's Superman And Me Essay

1511 Words Dec 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Have you ever met anyone who has read the whole dictionary or copied every single word and sentence? In Sherman Alexie’s short story “Superman and Me,” he argues that Native Americans are expected to fail, therefore, he proves through out the story that reading is key. He demonstrated this by telling his own story of how he taught himself how to read at the young age of three. He also became the prime example of how he overcame the stereotype by reading relentlessly and with all the knowledge he gained, he later became a professional writer. Alexie’s passion for reading is comparable to Malcom X’s who ended up understanding the language thoroughly while imprisoned. In Malcolm X’s “Coming to an Awareness of Language” he expresses his lack of knowledge of the English language. He knew how to make his way around the streets with slang, but until he ended up in prison, he then realized that he needed to know the meaning of every English word to be able to comprehend thoroughly any book he came across. Ultimately, both Sherman Alexie and Malcolm X strongly advocate reading because they both were successful once they understood the language. Although they learned how to read at different stages in their life they both are aware and consider reading being the key. I agree that Alexie and X’s stories prove that reading can single handedly save anybody from any trouble because they both taught themselves how to read, avoiding failure considering where they came from and they…

Related Documents