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    In the essay “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie he had grown up on a reservation in 1966 and still lived on an Indian Reservation in WellPoint, Washington. In “Superman and Me” the little boy started out trying to figure out how to read a comic book, realizing that he idolized his father, he wanted to be just like him. His father read books all the time and was considered a smart Native American. The little boy wanted to be smart to by learning to read. The white people had made fun of him and…

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    story Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie states that ¨I refused to fail. I was smart. I was arrogant. I was lucky.¨ This quote is talking about how he refused to stop trying to not stop trying to learning to read. Superman and Me is a story about a Indian boy named Sherman Alexie growing up on a Indian reservation and how he learned to read. His father was one of the few Indian kids who went to school,he brought home tons of books and one of them was a Superman comic book. Sherman wanted to learn…

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    be solved, or simply to entertain a specific audience. Sherman Alexie, a prominent Native American author from a reservation in Wellpinit, Washington, is renowned for his works of this type. He often writes about the struggles of adolescent Native American boys, specifically their struggle trying to fit in and succeed in the world. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” Alexie creates young Native American male characters with a…

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    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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    a fixed mindset? In Superman and Me Sherman Alexie portrays his ways of becoming a smarter indian boy and the struggles he went through by using Exemplification, pathos, Diction, tone and compare and contrast. As Alexie talks about how he became the reader he is today and the struggles he went through he uses the example of the “Paragraph”. Alexie starts this analogy off by saying “ Everything in terms of paragraphs.” he also says “they are the fence.” Alexie uses this to convey on how he first…

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    While in the process of writing, authors often mirror themes in each of their publications. Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and co-producer of Smoke Signals, demonstrates this technique through the aforementioned works by introducing topics such as family relationships, identity crises, the power of friendships, alcoholism, and the inevitability of death in both storylines. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian reveals the story of a young…

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    Sherman Alexie with fifty years of age continues to amuse people with his writing of personal reality. This author of short stories and with his poems gives us the sense that his autonomy all start in his most significant decision- leaving his reservation. His poverty, family, deaths, racial issues and issues with alcoholism are what has shaped his writing. Despite Alexie’s condition of hydrocephalic at a young age, and his chances of not living a very long life, he has achieved success and…

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    Sherman Alexie, Amy Tan and Maya Angelou wrote narratives about their struggles dealing with their differences from white Americans. Alexie, a Native American living on a reservation, speaks of the problems he had while attending an off-reservation all-white school. Amy Tan tells a story of an embarrassing Chinese dinner that distinguishes her differences from the traditional American culture. Maya Angelou, an African American, narrates a moment in her life when she finally felt superior to the…

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    and Me” narrated by Sherman Alexie was published in the Los Angeles Times in 1998. Alexie narrates through two stories in his life. First he, talks about the stereotypical living on an Indian reservation and teaching himself to read. Second, he talks about when he becomes a teacher helping his students. Alexie’s purpose to his audience, the general public, but more specifically, the young Native American community,or Indians that he wants them to read and save their lives. Alexie uses a large…

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    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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