The Absolutely Diary Of A Part Time Indian Analysis

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The Absolutely Diary of a Part-Time Indian In The Absolutely Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Junio, is a kid in high school who was born with medical problems and gets bullied often because of it. He lives on a Spokane Indian Reservation next to the town Rearden, where he later goes to an all white school. Junior tries to stay positive as he is rejected by his people and classmates. When someone is “straddling two worlds” they have to go “back and forth between the fringes of” those “both worlds” (Pat Mora). Others are not always accepting of the other worlds someone may be in, so they might need to keep the worlds separate or maybe even hidden. Straddling two worlds can be very stressful and tiresome, but there are a large amount of people who straddle two or more worlds. Some of the world's people may have to straddle are friend groups, race, and gender. For example, Junior has to straddle his home and school live, and also his two friend groups. To elaborate on Juniors school live that he has to straddle, some benefits are that he gets to learn more about different kinds of people and how they act in different situations. For example, if someone else may have been in a similar situation as Junior they might be warned to be causes “against trusting strangers” and “look out for pickpockets” (Eastman, Charles). He also receives a …show more content…
Some positive aspects of having two friend groups are that Junior learn how to interact with a variety of different people. He can improve his social skills and knowledge of different types of people. However, some negatives are that he might not be able to carry and keep all of his friends. For example, Juniors friend at the rez, Rowdy felt betrayed and abandoned when Junior went the his new school. Rowdy “punched” Junior when he told him he was going to a different school and leaving the Rez

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