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    How does a weak and shy ninth grader manage to become a very self-confident person by the end of the book? In the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Arnold is a dynamic character because he changes throughout the story. By leaving the reservation and attending a different school he grows as a person. He experiences the loss of family members and close friends and that crushes him. His changing relationship with his best friend Rowdy causes him to be more…

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    In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Native American author Sherman Alexie writes about his life on the Spokane Washington Indian Reservation. The main character Arnold Spirit who liked to be called Junior portrays Alexie who grew up on an Indian Reservation. Junior struggled with his identity on a personal level, along with how others view him, and how all non-Indians picture Native Americans. Throughout Junior has added difficulty because Indians are surrounded by…

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    Sherman Alexie

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    The poet, Sherman Alexie, used two main poetic devices to portray his purpose. He has a strong aversion to facebook. He uses a blunt diction and a sarcastic then depressing tone to portray his dislike of the values in this era. The present era that Sherman’s poem represents puts everything in the “public domain,” and uses facebook as it’s forum. The values of the era in the poet's opinion are noted throughout the poem. He believes that the desire to be liked is important. He points this out with…

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    film-producer, and poet, Sherman Alexie specializes in conveying a healthy and constructive message on coping with violence to his young-adult readers with violent scenes in his novels in his novels The True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Flight, and Reservation Blues. After presenting issues, Alexie shows his main characters’ transformation from weak to strong and from violent to calm. Without pomposity, Alexie often delivers a strong meaning of positive transformation through his novels. Alexie…

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    True Portrayal of Alcoholism Sherman Alexie written a novel about a boy’s journey as a Native American living on a reservation in the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. One may think the addiction may not be as prominent in there society due to how Native Americans are usually perceived, such as free, family oriented, and caring spirit. However, Sherman Alexie tells a more in depth relationship that Native Americans and Alcohol share. Sherman Alexie did receive some bad…

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    . Sherman Alexie is an author who grew up in Spokane, Washington and spent his childhood on the spoken Indian reservation but later on left to get a better education in Reardan, Washington, then later on went to Washington University. In Washington University, he met a professor name Alex Kuo who mentored him and taught him to connect to on-native literature that also inspired him to be a writer. After meeting Kou he went on to create his own native literature first…

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    Sherman Alexie Influence

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    How amazing that a Superman comic book can be the first step for a three-year-old Native American boy to become one of the greatest authors in America. Sherman Alexie, was born in 1966 and raised on the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit Washington. He is one of the most foremost Native American writers in the U.S. His story (The Joy of Reading and Writing) starts when he fell in love with books and he tried to read his first book. It was touching on superman in a comic way. The book…

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    Sherman Alexie Humor

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    In Sherman Alexie’s “The Approximate Size of my Favorite Tumour”, the author uses humour to illustrate allusions of stereotypes in regards to the Indigenous people, based on ideology in North American society. Alexie uses metaphoric imagery to connect the main character coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis, and to magnify how behaviours caused by stereotypes can be detrimental to a person’s self-worth or identity. The story is told in first person narrative, which is being expressed by the…

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    The story, Superman and Me, by Sherman Alexie, is about a Indian boy who enjoys reading and writing as much as his father. But, in the reservation where his family lives reading and writing is very rare for these Indian boys to know. He was scared he would be called dumb and unintelligent like his fellow friends. So, he dedicates a lot of time and ends up visiting reservations to help teach Indian boys. One specific quote in this text conveys Sherman’s thoughts and claims of the central idea.…

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    know when to forgive or whom we should forgive? What happens when we do not forgive? In “The Powwow at the End of the World,” Sherman Alexie experienced several mishaps in his reservation and even the surrounding areas, for example, the water levels were raising, the dams were breaking, and the cities and towns were flooding. Even though all of those events were happening, Alexie was told to forgive every single one of those events because after each event, something lead to a blessing for him…

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