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    Superman and Me,” Sherman Alexie begins sharing his experiences as a young and motivated reader. Like the title states, Alexie claims to have learned how to read on his own by picking up a Superman comic book. Alexie goes back to explain his earliest years as a Native American child living on a Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state. As Alexie begins to describe his childhood, he states that he was poor, and that they lived paycheck to paycheck, and on government funding. Alexie then…

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    man named Sherman Alexie in “The Joy of Reading and Writing” was depicts this situation Alexie has been raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation. His family was poor yet one of his folks constantly found an occupation to keep up the family. Alexie is one of the smartest children in the class. However, as he says, it is dangerous to be an Indian. He is bullied so that he can stay quiet when the teacher asked a question.” We were Indian children who were expected to be stupid” (Alexie 17).…

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    into the Inevitable' Shanti Swaroop Kandala Over the years I have always been asked that one question which probably everyone coming out of their family's highly established occupation would have been asked- "why haven't you taken up law?" As Sherman Alexie in his essay "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" narrates that he learned to read with a superman comic book, I realized that I was interested in space when I was amused by flying objects. As a child, I was fortunate to find my…

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    Friendship is a pretty important part of your life. Some friendships can be good, and some can be bad. In the book “The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Sherman Alexie tell that Junior and Rowdy have a good friendship throughout the book. Junior and Rowdy have always been there for each other, made each other happy, and made lots of memories. One Reason Junior and Rowdy have a good friendship is because Junior and Rowdy are always there for each other. One example of this is when:…

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    liars and thieves, the wasteful and the avaricious. And wasn’t he the greatest sinner? Wasn’t he more dangerous to the people who loved him than any terrorist could ever be?”(Alexie 95). Sherman Alexie uses many references to spirituality and religion throughout his Ten Little Indians novel, whether implied or directly. Alexie uses these references to make his reader think about questions involving spirituality or religion that readers rarely, if ever, bring up on their own. Sometimes, these…

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    Sherman Alexie shows that Penelope in a deeper character than we originally thought when she realized that Junior was living in poverty at the Reservation. After going to a pancake restaurant, post the Winter Formal, Roger tells Penelope that he gave Junior $40 to pay for his and Penelope’s dinner, and that he believed Junior was poor. When Penelope and Junior are in the school parking lot she confronts him about his problem that she believes he has. When Junior admits the truth he expects…

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    the utmost complicated, yet valuable relationship one can have. The relationship you have with your parents plays an important role in shaping who you are and who you’ll be; it determines your true identity. Authors Amy Tan, Putsata Reang, and Sherman Alexie all implemented clear descriptions of their personal relationships with their parents. Despite how complex their relationships might have been, these authors tell us how their relationships with their parents did indeed shape them into…

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    Have you ever met anyone who has read the whole dictionary or copied every single word and sentence? In Sherman Alexie’s short story “Superman and Me,” he argues that Native Americans are expected to fail, therefore, he proves through out the story that reading is key. He demonstrated this by telling his own story of how he taught himself how to read at the young age of three. He also became the prime example of how he overcame the stereotype by reading relentlessly and with all the knowledge he…

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    Their culture, however, has been radically changed by the modern American culture. Sherman Alexie perfectly portrays this oppression and the plight of the Native American in Indian Killer and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Through the setting, plot structure, and characterization, Alexie uses both books to show the struggle that a modern Native American faces. “As a Native American… Sherman Alexie knows how difficult it is for someone to make his way in an alien society without…

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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…

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