The Lone Ranger

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  • The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

    In literature, authors often portray characters similar to themselves, both in terms of personality and cultural background. This can be done to prove a point, to emphasize a problem that needs to 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 lack of future prospects in order to criticize the negative social stigma associated with their cultural heritage. Alexie employs precise diction in both stories in order to intensify the similar discrimination each character faces. Although these stories greatly vary in overall length and are intended for different audiences, Alexie expertly describes characters in similar situations; Arnold Spirit in “The…

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  • Analysis Of The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

    The story of “The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven” by Sherman Alexie is not only the title of his published book, but it is also the title of one the chapters in this book; which is found on page 181 of the book. In this short story, he shares events and experiences where he has been racially profiled and thought to be someone he’s not; as well as shares his experience with his trip back home. “The Lone Ranger and Tonto” being the classic story of an American cowboy and a Native…

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  • Examples Of Racism In The Lone Ranger Story

    The Lone Ranger Story has several instances where racism occurs and so does the documentary as well. Both of these when dealing with racism also tends to include stereotypes as well. Alexie states, "He looked me over so he could describe me to the police later. I knew the look." (Alexie 15) With this quote in the story Sherman is basically describing a small situation where the main character is simply just walking into the store to buy a popsicle but even in that situation he is still dealt…

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  • The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven Summary

    Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” is a 1993 short story that looks into the life of a Native American man who is depressed after a failed relationship with a white woman in Seattle. Now living alone in the Spokane Indian Reservation, the narrator feels haunted by his past and affects him in daily interactions. The majority of the narrator’s views are negative and his own race is seen as divided from America, even when Native American home is America the narrator…

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  • The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven By Sherman Alexie

    “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fisfight in Heaven” is a short story out of a book that is also titled “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie. This series of short stories was released in 1993 and is still known today as one of his best pieces of work. Alexie is a Native American writer, poet, and filmmaker who generally targets his work toward young adults. Alexie has faced many issues in his life including…

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  • Violence In Django And The Lone Star Ranger

    This essay will argue that in both Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained hereby referred to as Django and Zane Gray’s The Lone Star Ranger, hereby referred to as Lone Star violence exists due to inept law enforcement. While there are differences in the medium, the violence within them is significant due to how central it is in these works. Moreover, Lone Star depicts violence as it should be for the cowboy or outlaw hero, while Django demonstrates violence as it is in reality, messy and full of…

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  • Stereotypes In The Lone Ranger

    Growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s usually meant spending Saturday mornings watching cartoons, along with other popular shows while eating breakfast. One of these popular shows “The Lone Ranger”, gives us an example of the socialization process as it pertains to stereotyping. If one was to ask the question; what do you call a person who wears a cowboy hat, one will most likely respond with, “a Cowboy”. This is an example of an over generalization that people who wear cowboy hats are all…

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  • Smoke Signal Short Story

    such as the photo from the wallet and a knife in which he cuts his hair with. Thomas shares memories and dreams with the audience by revealing them as stories to the other characters. Thomas is the voice of the story mainly because he has faith in Victor to change his views about his father. Victor ends up realizing Thomas knew his father better than Victor did, which makes the reader wonder if it was Victor that lost his dad and not Thomas. Thomas narrates the beginning of the movie my saying…

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  • Sherman Alexie's Identity Struggles

    quote from Sherman Alexie’s, “Superman and Me”, highlights that how two of his main three identity struggles. Alexie focuses on a few of the identity struggles he faced growing up and throughout his life in his texts, “Superman and Me”, “This is what it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona’, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and “Cowboys Have Never Been My Heros”. He has overcome his struggles…

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  • The Lone Ranger Character Analysis

    The movie the Lone Ranger is an action and comedy film. The main protagonist is a young man who is fresh out of law school. He wishes to join his older brother in their local town to bring order and justice. The setting is in the old time small western towns in the desert. The murder of his older brother stirs the protagonist on a way to seek revenge and fight for justice. The main male protagonist performs the stereotypical role of male revenge. He does not try to find help but takes matters…

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