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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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    Frederick Douglass: Learning to Read and Write Learning to Read and Write by Frederick Douglass is an account of what it was like to gain knowledge after being a slave in 19th century America. He speaks of his life as a young slave trying to learn how to read and write without a teacher. He touches on how learning the power of knowledge would at times feel like it “had been a curse rather than a blessing. It had given [him] a view of his wretched condition, without the remedy” (Douglass). This…

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    In "Captivity," Sherman Alexie retells the historical backdrop of European venture into North America and the expulsion of Native Americans from their conventional grounds. The story appears to claim that Native American history as we probably am aware it rotates around Mary Rowlandson. Toward the start of the story, Alexie quotes Rowlandson's 1676 account, in which she was caught by Indians, one of whom "gave me a biscuit, which I put in my pocket, and not setting out to eat it, covered it…

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    Annotated Bibliography Alexie, Sherman. “A Good Story.” The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing. Eds. Rise B. Alexrod, Charles R. Cooper. Ninth Edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. 557-560. Print. Alexie Sherman is a well-educated Native American Indian, who had published several poems and novels, as well as screen plays. Sherman’s short stories such as “A Good Story informs readers “if you want to hear a good story, you have to listen” (Sherman558). The main point in his stories is to…

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    Sherman Alexie and Octavia Butler have very different backgrounds, but the only similarity they share (that we know of) is being the minority. Sherman Alexie went to Reardon High School for a better education than offered to him by the rez. He was the only Indian there besides the school mascot. Octavia Butler is one of the few African American women to write science fiction. Their stories, too, are very different from each other, but they have a few similarities. “Jesus Christ’s Half Brother…

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    of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, along with the poem “I Was Dying” are all sources that make specific points about the dream. The movie McFarland, U.S.A. and the “American Dream Game” graphic also introduce thoughts on the dream. Based on these various perspectives, the American Dream is not accessible to all…

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    me, and I find that knowing their literacy stories helps me understand better how to teach them and help them navigate the path to their educational goals. So when I read "Superman and Me," the literacy narrative of one of my favorite writers, Sherman Alexie, I was hooked. In this essay, which was first published in the Los Angeles Times…

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    Deconstructive Theory in Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, a boy named Junior lives on a Spokane Indian reservation in Washington. He chooses to leave the reservation to pursue education at the local public school, Reardan. Reardan is known on reservation for its wealth and largely white student body. In a broader sense, a certain hierarchy exists between life on a reservation and the white society outside of its…

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    Identity is how oneself create for identification. Authors such as Sherman Alexie and Diane Ackerman wrote about identity and how identity defines in copious approaches. In Sherman Alexie essay, “Superman and Me” he was identity for his race. Sherman Alexie was not afraid to show his wiliness to learn just because of his race. He put aside what others say and forced on his education. In “Hair”, Diane Ackerman wrote about how hair can change a person perspective based on their physical appearance…

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    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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