The Business of Fancydancing

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    The Business of Fancydancing refers to Alexie’s first collection, a collection of five short stories and forty poems. His writings portray the balance Native Americans must find between their tribal traditions on their reservation and the Western environment found outside their reservation lands. Alexie uses the Spokane/Coeur D’Alene Indian Reservation at Wellpinit in eastern Washington to describe this conflict. Alexi writes in a way that resonates with all minorities in the United States. His writing articulately details the tremendous struggles that many minorities face in our modern world. The book is structured with three specific sections titled: “Distances,” “Evolution,” and “Crazy Horse Dreams.” “Fancydancing”, from which Alexie derives his title, refers to the ritualistic tribal dances through which major elements of the history and tradition of Native Americans are communicated. These traditional dances are performed in elaborate costumes decorated with the feathers of rare birds and with ornaments…

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    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 starting with poems, then novels and later on creating books. In this paper, I am going to explain Sherman Alexie’s work and accomplishment’s that help make him the man that he is today. Alexie’s writing usually explores themes of hopelessness, poverty,…

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    Some times to forgive people need a break. People may not understand what friendship really is till it is to late. After that the friendship could be over. In the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is about how this boy moves to a different school and everything starts to go down hill. This guys name is Junior. Education can start new friendships and start new hopes and dreams. Many people can make new starts.…

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    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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    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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    The Trials and Tribulations of a boy: The Diary of a Part-time Indian Junior, who is the main character in the Novel the Absolute diary of a Part-time Indian, is a young boy who is searching for his soul purpose in life. Growing up in poverty on a reservation, Junior knows that he must do whatever it takes to make his dreams come true. Through the experiences in his life, Arnold has learned what it is like to grow up in poverty and what difficult choices are made for these people in everyday…

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    Often at times, movies intend to mirror themes presented in a novel of similar context. Sherman Alexie, award-winning author and filmmaker, implements this technique and displays commonalities between his auto-fictional novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and his co-production of Smoke Signals. Both selections incorporate the stereotypical Indian lifestyle and culture such as chronic alcoholism and devastating poverty. However, there are also slight differences between the…

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is about an Indian, Junior, who lives on the reservation and eventually decides he wants to go to an all-white school. Not only is this already exemplifying diversity, but he also has medical problems and is very poor, unlike the other kids. Throughout this book diversity is show in many ways: the difference in the white school verses the school on the reservation, how the parents raise their kids, and interactions in the…

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    Have you ever had a hard time switching from a totally different environment? The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, demonstrates many things. Most importantly it demonstrates how a new environment can give you a different perspective. Junior changed many times throughout the novel. Especially, Penelope gave him a different view of himself. Gordy displayed him a way that being smart is a good thing. Junior's sister Mary gave him confidence to do what his heart…

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    In the novel, Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Arnold by Sherman Alexie, Arnold “Junior” Spirit, the protagonist, is a smart indian boy who hopes for a better life. He's a broke indian who lives on a reservation where everyone drinks. Junior goal to get off the reservation started by him moving to a school off the reservation. Some people didn't support his decisions but he does it anyway. Junior is a smart indian who loves books. He also loves to draw, he plays basketball. He is…

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