The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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There's have been much ignorance with a certain group of people that are suffering in the economy, lack of opportunities, and much more, they are called Native Americans or they are also known as Indians. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Junior is a teenager who lives on a reservation that is full of poverty and a negative environment. He transfers to a white school called Reardan, making him the different one in it, and caused his own tribe to go against him. Juniors influence with the tribes that identify him are making an impact because of the poverty, funeral goers, and the restrictions the teenage boys have. The Wellpinit reservation is full of poverty, including Junior's family. Junior notices that …show more content…
Junior and his mom are talking about how they don't want to lose one and the other after his sister died. Which leads to crying and hugging each other. “But I was crying for my tribe, too. I was crying because I knew five or ten or fifteen more Spokane's would die during the next year. I cried because so many of my fellow tribal members were slowly killing themselves.”(Alexie 213) He is upset because he knows that so many Indians are going kill themselves or die in an incident. What happened is that the deaths are not going to stop, he knows that many Indians have lost hope leading to kill themselves or die by an incident that might relate with alcohol. Grandmother Spirit, Eugene, and Mary are a prime example of nonstop death back to back they died. Junior knows that there are upcoming funerals of many Indians in the reservation that are going to …show more content…
Penelope is talked to Junior about her dreams of being able to something big and beautiful in her life. “It was my dream, too. And Indians boys weren't supposed to dream like that… We were supposed to be happy with our limitations.”(Alexie 112) What Junior is emphasizing in this quote is that teenagers in the reservation are not supposed to think big about certain ideas. What the quote is interpreting is that there are not multiple opportunities around the reservation giving them limitation. With fewer opportunities, there are fewer expectations to the Indian girls and boys who are teenagers. Being an Indian teenage boy or girl in the reservation cannot believe in something extensive. In the reservation, there is not numerous of openings to succeed like

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