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  • The Theme Of Poverty In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

    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 to rid themselves of poverty, so they lose hope and, as a result, perpetuate the problem. While the degree of poverty in Junior’s Indian reservation is extreme, the underlying struggles that come with such a financial predicament are to be made note…

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  • Sherman Alexie Indian Themes

    Throughout this novel alcohol has a major negative impact on Arnold and his family; an impact that costs the ultimate heart wrenching price: death, destruction, and despair. Although the momentous subjects of alcohol and death are made evident from the very start of the novel, the first moment these two topics interact with each other are towards the middle of the book. Located on the Spokane Indian…

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  • Review Of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

    What are you willing to do to fulfill your dream? Would you abandon your culture so you can succeed? Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Is a book that poses these questions to the reader. This books main character also has to answer these questions throughout the book. The book is follows Junior, a 14 year old boy from the Spokane indian reservation and his struggles through grief and poverty. On top of these struggles, Junior decides to attend an all white school…

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  • Part-Time Indian Conflicts

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is about a fourteen year boy named Arnold Spirit who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation that is drowning in poverty. Arnold lives with his family, surrounded by other poor Native Americans with depression and alcoholism. With his appearance and many health issues, he is often targeted on the reservation. A desire to break away from a place lacking hope and opportunity motives Arnold to transfer to Reardan. After shifting…

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  • Sherman Alexie Indian Belonging

    The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie focuses on teenager Arnold Spirit Jr. growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Always considered an outsider, Junior is further ostracized when he decides to leave the reservation to attend the much richer and whiter Reardan high school. Although most of his tribe sees this decision as a betrayal to who he is, Junior hopes to better himself by leaving the reservation. Through this decision he finds new inner strength, better…

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  • Analysis Of Superman And Me

    He uses the paragraph—“a fence around words”(1)—to make sense of himself, his family members, his home, the Spokane Indian reservation and the United States. He links his early literacy to his love for his father, an underemployed “avid reader” who is “one of the few Indians who went to Catholic school on purpose” (1), underscoring his own choice to strive for a better education. The second part of the essay is Alexie’s description of how much of a challenge it was to continue to demand more for…

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  • The Absolute True Diary Of A Part Time Indian Analysis

    lost of shipment goods. Having no other alternative to keep his family in town, he is forced to revert to a lower class and relocate them into small house on the country side far from town. This changes Beauty’s whole life around. Due to this new rough and rustic lifestyle, she was obligated to rise out of bed early each morning to begin the chores of cooking and cleaning for the family. Beauty was upset at the loss of her father’s fortunes, but she knew she needed to help and cooperate so that…

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  • Analysis Of What You Pawn I Will Redeem By Sherman Alexie

    born in 1966 and spent his childhood years on the Spokane Indian Reservation in northeast Washington. Before the forced resettlement and assimilation of the Native Americans, the Spokane Tribe was a proud nation that roamed the Pacific Northwest fishing, hunting, and camping. In 1881, President Hayes relocated the tribe to a small reservation that was soon overrun by poverty and corruption (U-s-history.com). Jackson Jackson, the narrator and protagonist, is a homeless Spokane Native American…

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  • Analysis Of Alexie Sherman's 'Ten Little Indian'

    of Indian Americans. There were multiple characters within this book that had different lives and scenarios but they all had some correlation to the main point of this book which was to show the struggles, pain, and heartbreak that happens in each of their stories. Two characters that I was intrigued by were in the first two stories in the book. Corliss is a nineteen year old Spokane Indian who had a strong love for books and poetry whereas, Richard was an executive liaison for the majority of…

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  • Sherman Alexie Indian Analysis

    Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, he writes about a boy name Arnold, who was born on the Spokane Indian reservation, with several medical problems. Also, he was bullied by everyone in the Indian reservation except his best friend Rowdy. Arnold always wanted to receive a better education then what he learn from the Indian reservation so he leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in town which he make that hard choice but to leave the reservation. Therefore,…

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