Analysis Of Sherman Alexie 's ' The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight '

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“The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie
“The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fisfight in Heaven” is a short story out of a book that is also titled “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie. This series of short stories was released in 1993 and is still known today as one of his best pieces of work. Alexie is a Native American writer, poet, and filmmaker who generally targets his work toward young adults. Alexie has faced many issues in his life including alcoholism and some bad breakups that make his writing personal and raw. He uses a very casual writing style, which is what is so appealing about his work to young readers. Along with everything he’s been through in his personal life, Alexie has also faced quite a bit of discrimination against himself because he is Native American. Sherman Alexie’s unique American upbringing and life allowed him to create a original and powerful short story like The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fisfight in Heaven. Alexie was born on the Spokane Indian reservation. He lived with his mother and father and siblings. His dad was a raging alcoholic, causing him to disappear from the house for many days at a time. Alexie’s mother supported the family by sewing quilts and selling them. He was born with a pretty serious medical condition that caused him to have water on his brain. At the age of 6 months old, he underwent surgery for this condition which he was not expected to survive. Although the surgery was…

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