Robert B. Sherman

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  • The Sherman Brothers

    “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” all have in common? They were all co-written by Richard and Robert Sherman (Kamp). While Robert Sherman died a few years ago, Richard is still alive. But without Robert, Richard would not be where he is today. So to start out, the Sherman brothers were the sons of the famous Tin Pan Alley singer Al Sherman (Harvey). This means Richard and Robert both grew up with music being a big part of their lives. During his college years, Richard wanted to compose music while Robert wanted to be a writer. Their father dared them to collaborate a pop song together, which they did (Harvey). This was a good thing for their father…

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  • Symbolism In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

    Throughout the novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian” Sherman Alexie’s really gives an authentic feel to his story as it is written about himself. Written in first person, Alexie portrays his journey through the eyes of Arnold Spirit Jr. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Willpinit, Washington. Able to describe the depths of these obstacles and wisdom he gained throughout his life on the Reservation. With knowing that these events throughout the book were a…

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  • Richard Rodriguez's Ari A Memoir Of A Bilingual Childhood

    As we grow into adulthood our primary goal in life is to build an education. To figure out what career we want to pursue. The texts by Sherman Alexie, Mike Rose, and Richard Rodriguez have all discussed how their background has influenced their education and upbringing to adulthood. “Blue-Collar Brilliance” by Mike Rose highlights how society determines the intelligence of workers based on their job or career. In Richard Rodriguez’s “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” his education and…

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  • Cultural Differences Between Junior And Jin

    INTRODUCTION - ~ THESIS - When evaluating Arnold “Junior” Spirit from Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Jin Wang from Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, similarities radiate in both characters as their disparity in race deem the two of them as outcasts in the entirety of society. In addition to their lack of social interactions, their uniformity in their impulsive decisions cost them each a dear friend. Although Junior and Jin are quite similar, they…

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  • The Theme Of Poverty In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

    Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian touches on many issues faced by many modern-day Native Americans throughout their lives, one such issue being poverty, which appears to be present in most Indian families. The sort of poverty that plagues the Spokane reservation is the same kind that has plagued Native Americans for generations. One possible root cause for the situation would be that the current natives on the reservation see that their parents couldn’t do anything…

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

    by Sherman Alexie, focuses on the effects of colonialism on Native Americans, the pressures of assimilation historically and contemporarily, and cultural appropriation. Junior, a Spokane Indian teen who chooses to leave his reservation school, Wellpinit, attends a predominantly white school off-reservation called Reardan. While there, many of Junior’s friends and family die from alcohol related incidents. It is interesting that this occurs because these are the long term effects of colonialism…

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  • The Soft Hearted Sioux Summary

    In Zitkala Sa’s short story The Soft-Hearted Sioux a Native American boy goes to a mission school that teaches him that killing anything is wrong. His father is sick and unable to hunt, and he did not kill until it is too late. The young man is born and raised Native American but, is taught Christianity in school which made him a social outcast to both his people and their ways of life. Zitkala story The Soft-Hearted Sioux, portrays that the boy is torn between two faiths. The conflict with his…

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  • Analysis Of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

    The book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”, is the true story of a teenaged African boy whose whole village is struggling with starvation and poverty. Will, the main character, is forced to drop out of school because his family couldn't pay the admissions fee. Will’s passion for learning was never wavered, for he became very intrigued by a book about creating currents of electricity. After multiple trips to the library he decided to build a windmill to make electricity for his home. Many of the…

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  • The Theme Of Abuse Of Power In Montana 1948 By Larry Watson

    Bedford 1 Shana Bedford Mrs.Hardcastle Adv. English 2B 17 November 2017 The Theme of Abuse of Power in Montana 1948 by Larry Watson Published in 1993, Larry Watson’s book "Montana 1948" is a mysterious coming-of-age story. The book narrates the ordeal of a 12-year-old David who matured fast after discovering the long-held secrets of his family and the social structure and system that offered them protection. Even though David is the narrator of the story, he is simply the witness of the main…

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  • Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress By Dai Siji

    The forbidden books all tell stories of love, adventure, friendships and much more that is forbidden by the government; however, there is a way for their legacy to continue on through the art of storytelling. In Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Siji, two boys have to go through re-education on the Phoenix Mountain due to their high status within the community. Luo and the narrator both have an obsession with reading, but they are not able to openly express that so they satisfy…

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