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    Sherman Alexie Analysis

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    Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr., grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker. Alexie uses his personal experiences to show what his life was like on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpoint, Washington. Alexie and Junior, both have had similar medical experiences, family support, and cultural experiences. Although, “his father, an alcoholic, spent little time at home, and his mother supported the family by selling hand-sewn quilts at the local trading post” (Sax), they knew that they did not want their kids to end up like them or like the other Native Americans on the reservation. So. Sherman Alexie´s family was very supportive of him wanting…

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    Sherman Alexie Father

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    Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie was born to write. Being brought into this world with a heart wrenching disease, having alcoholic parents, and a surgery that could have possibly made it impossible for him to transfer his deep and poetic thoughts into words. However, Sherman was able to overcome all the medical cases, and climb the mountain of success. He is now able to put all of his dreams and experiences into the process of writing incredible stories. Sherman Alexie uses his rough upbringing,…

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    Sherman Alexie Biography

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    Frustrated with lack of change in his Indian community, Sherman Alexie sets out to defy stereotypes and save the lives of those without equal chance through reading and writing. He also sets out to learn how to read and write. After some hard and tedious years of work, he decides to become a writer. He writes novels, short stories, and poems. Along with this, he also teaches Indian kids creative writing. Though he became a writer and a teacher, it was not always that way. He used to read a whole…

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    Sherman Alexie Challenges

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    A wise person once said, ‘’ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.’’ People can have a simple life if they found ways to not make it complex. Within the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time by Sherman Alexie states the main character complication he faces in the book. Junior demonstrates his struggles and difficulties in the story and find ways to fix them. Therefore, the author depicts a hassle Junior faces when it says, “ I was actually born with too much…

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    Sherman Alexie Thesis

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    Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie is an influential Native American writer from Spokane, Washington. He is best known for his novel The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. He was born with a severe medical condition and was never expected to amount to anything. He has written novels, short stories, poems, and even a screenplay, all heavily influenced by Native American culture and reservation life. He has gone on to achieve much in his career and still remains relevant today. He doesn’t…

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    one to depend on and one to give them advise from what is wrong and right . Several adults and children live without someone to guide them through life .These people are often influenced by the wrong people in society which causes them to do things they will later regret . This is problem is presented in Sherman Alexie’s novel Flight published in 2007 , under the character Zits. Sherman Alexie creates an emotional yet inspiring novel through his use of familism , revenge and the search for…

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    “I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture.”- Sherman Alexie. This tells us that he was born and raised through a storytelling and tribal culture, which was his Native American side. Although they lived on the reservation their traditions of their ancestors did not fade they learned through telling stories and practicing their traditions. However, he soon leaves the reservation filled with his culture and native roots to go to an American…

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    Throughout Sherman Alexie’s novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, there are many main themes and topics that are brought to light before the reader's eyes. However, there are two major topics that stick out like a sore thumb; similar to a bull in a china shop, or a fish out of water.These two dynamic topics are death and alcohol. Throughout this novel alcohol has a major negative impact on Arnold and his family; an impact that costs the ultimate heart wrenching price: death,…

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    In this book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, he writes about a boy name Arnold, who was born on the Spokane Indian reservation, with several medical problems. Also, he was bullied by everyone in the Indian reservation except his best friend Rowdy. Arnold always wanted to receive a better education then what he learn from the Indian reservation so he leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in town which he make that hard choice but to leave the…

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    The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie focuses on teenager Arnold Spirit Jr. growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Always considered an outsider, Junior is further ostracized when he decides to leave the reservation to attend the much richer and whiter Reardan high school. Although most of his tribe sees this decision as a betrayal to who he is, Junior hopes to better himself by leaving the reservation. Through this decision he finds new inner strength, better…

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