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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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    There are many similarities and differences between Krebs in Soldiers Home and Sammy in A&P. Both characters are dealing with conformist societies centered on major military conflicts. Both characters are young men but Krebs unlike Sammy has experienced the world which has caused him to become isolated. They both take notice of girls but Sammy unlike Krebs begins to analyze the differences between Queenie’s life and his own life. I would argue that Sammy and Krebs have more similarities than…

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Indian Killer are centered on the lives of Native Americans. Whether on or off the reservation, these characters face many challenges. However, no challenge is as great as their struggle for an identity in modern America. This is made apparent in each character’s actions, the stereotypes that are forced upon them, and the author’s use of symbolism. First, each character in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Indian Killer deal with…

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