What You Pawn I Will Redeem By Sherman Alexie Essay

824 Words May 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In the beginning of the semester, I was not looking forward to seminar because my past experiences with socratic seminars. I also, do not like public speaking and I knew this would restrict me from fully participating. I knew one of my strengths was being able to evaluate and analysis different texts and ask questions, and was hoping this would help me try to participate. The first class of seminar was very intimidating, but as I got to know people it was so much easier to participate and enlightening to hear other people’s opinion. As a whole class, I liked to ask questions and listen to people’s opinions on certain topics. Especially when, I posed a question and people are able to get into a deeper discussion on what I was trying to clarify. I remember specifically in one reading, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” by Sherman Alexie our class discussed the validity of the author. I remember because this was the first time our class made an initial hypothesis to prove or disprove whether the author was a reliable person to tell the story. Also, with this reading I was able to pursue an enriched understand of the text because of our class mentioning validity and the reading was based on a Native American, I brought to light that Native American’s passed down their stories orally and that could also affect the tone and validity of the reading. I enjoyed for the most part writing journals everyday, but I feel like our journals should have been more free-form than actual…

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