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  • The Things They Carried Mitchell Sanders Character Analysis

    Yo-Yo Knots In the novel The Things They Carried, written by Tim O’Brien there are many different rituals of war and symbols of rituals that are portrayed throughout the story. While many rituals and superstitions are apparent throughout the novel, the ones that will be discussed in this paper will be focused on Mitchell Sanders and his yo-yo. Mitchell Sanders is a steady character throughout the novel and while his yo-yo is only mentioned in one chapter, it can relate to many different stories…

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  • Who Is Sherman Alexie Superman And Me

    “I refused to fail. I was smart. I was arrogant. I was lucky.” This is a quote from the article “Superman and Me”, that was used by Sherman Alexie. Alexie believed this is what he was and will be. Sherman Alexie was a young Spokane Indian boy that lived on a reservation with the provided needs to live. His family was poor but still managed to obtain all of the necessary essentials. One thing that they had an abundance of was books. The father of Alexie was fascinated with reading, so Alexie…

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  • The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian Character Analysis

    In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the protagonist, Arnold Spirit, Junior is a fourteen years old guy who had to leave behind his Indian Reservation to a different atmosphere; where he thinks there are “more chances” of hope than his Indian life. The protagonist faces many obstacles in his life such as: poverty, racism, the alcoholism of his father, insecurity, doubts, bullying, among others. During the novel, Arnold shows through his moves and words, how poor people…

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  • Analysis Of Malcolm X And Sherman Alexie's Literacy Behind Bars

    Malcolm X’s “Literacy Behind Bars” and Sherman Alexie’s Ten Little Indians are two completely different works, but both have a similar theme. In “Literacy Behind Bars,” Malcolm X discloses the details of his journey to becoming literate. Meanwhile, in Ten Little Indians, a young Spokane Indian woman by the name of Corliss recalls her quest to find a Spokane Indian poet by the name of Harlan Atwater. Both Corliss and Malcolm X went through their childhood not having complete access to their…

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  • Secondhand Smoking Effect

    carcinogens going into your body is like a death sentence. To top it off, people who smoke publicly affect their peers. Having designated smoking areas in public places would reduce the risk of second hand smoking. There are too many health risks that affect victims of secondhand smoke. Smoking areas would not only lessen the amount of people affected by secondhand smoke, but it would also decrease the number of people who smoke publicly. We must also find the places in communities where second…

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  • Cultural Differences Between Junior And Jin

    INTRODUCTION - ~ THESIS - When evaluating Arnold “Junior” Spirit from Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Jin Wang from Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, similarities radiate in both characters as their disparity in race deem the two of them as outcasts in the entirety of society. In addition to their lack of social interactions, their uniformity in their impulsive decisions cost them each a dear friend. Although Junior and Jin are quite similar, they…

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  • Creative Writing: The Bluebeard Twist

    The Bluebeard Twist The crisp bite of winter air blew down the dim oil lit streets of a little called Berkenshire. As the night rolled on, frozen ice pellets were bouncing off of every thatched roof. The wind whistled eerily through this sleepy town. There was a mounting heaviness hanging in the air. The last of the freshly baked goods had been prepared for the holiday. This years crops failed and a drought was taking effect. A poor man stood looking cold and hungry. He was traveling door to…

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  • Forgiveness In The Powwow At The End Of The World

    Sometimes forgiveness is a hard concept for people to grasp and others forgive too easily, but when do we 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…

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  • Analysis Of The Joy Of Reading And Writing Superman And Me

    Sherman Alexie 's "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" is a personal narrative in which he recounts his early life and how he started to appreciate reading. As he shares his experience with us, he weaves into his story a powerful truth about our society. Even though we refuse to admit it, we have certain expectations of different communities. In his essay, he focuses precisely on what it meant for him to grow up as an Indian child in an American society. By discussing the obstacles…

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  • Sherman Alexie Should Be Banned Book Analysis

    In the YouTube video called “PEN Banned Books Week Google Hangout on the Air with Sherman Alexie,” PEN representative Deji Olukotun and American Library Association Office Director Barbara Jones interview Sherman Alexie. This video highlights authors whose books have been banned; therefore, Sherman Alexie is a guest for this interview. Olukotun and Jones ask him a series of questions about his novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. In the interview, there are three intriguing…

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