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  • Arnold/Junior Identity Problem

    Everyone in the world has problems. Arnold Spirit (also known as Junior) is one of the many people in the world who has problems during school. Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a quirky young adult novel about his struggle with identity. Arnold/Junior’s identity problem affects and changes him. Throughout the book, Junior changes and seems to almost have two separate personas. At the Native American Reservation, Arnold, known as Junior, was always seen as a…

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  • Arnold Spirit Analysis

    Arnold Spirit Jr, the main character in this novel written by Sherman Alexie, is a fourteen year old Indian boy who lives in a reservation. He is in the centre of the story and he leads the reader through it. He also describes the scheme by expressing his feelings. He looks weird according to his own description. His body is skinny because his family sometimes has no food because they’re poor. When he was born he had too much brain grease, he was hydrocephalic. Junior seems to be handicapped…

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  • The Absolutely Diary Of A Part Time Indian Analysis

    The Absolutely Diary of a Part-Time Indian In The Absolutely Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Junio, is a kid in high school who was born with medical problems and gets bullied often because of it. He lives on a Spokane Indian Reservation next to the town Rearden, where he later goes to an all white school. Junior tries to stay positive as he is rejected by his people and classmates. When someone is “straddling two worlds” they have to go “back and forth between the fringes of”…

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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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  • The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

    There's have been much ignorance with a certain group of people that are suffering in the economy, lack of opportunities, and much more, they are called Native Americans or they are also known as Indians. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Junior is a teenager who lives on a reservation that is full of poverty and a negative environment. He transfers to a white school called Reardan, making him the different one in it, and caused his own tribe to go against him.…

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  • Part Time Indian Should Not Be Banned Essay

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Should Absolutely Not Be Banned Quotes like, "Did you know that Indians are living proof that n*****s fuck buffalo?" (Alexie 64) is one of the reasons some parent may have challenged The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie. The novel is set in 2006 surrounding the life of a teenage Native American boy, Arnold (also referred to as Junior). He is going to school outside his reservation and faces trouble with the…

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  • Summary Of The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

    In Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie channels his voice through Junior, a poor young boy living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie writes of the impacts of poverty to himself and to an unnamed audience in the form of a diary. The author adopts a bitter and hopeless tone to tell the story of a hot July day when his dog, Oscar, fell ill. Alexie’s inclusion of specific details demonstrates his feelings of resent towards him and his family having their…

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  • Sherman Alexie Should Be Banned Book Analysis

    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 questions: Do people feel uncomfortable discussing and dealing with Native American issues? Does the controversy surrounding your works change the way you write? What is your…

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  • Analysis Of The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian And Smoke Signals

    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 Indian boy named Junior Spirit who hopes to…

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  • Absolute True Diary Of Part Time Indian Analysis

    The One and Only Nomad The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie resembles a native American boy, named Arnold, who decides to change his fate and leave his reservation school and go to a rich white school to become more than someone who just stays on the reservation his whole life. Alexie shows that bullying is humiliating and sometimes soul- crushing, but if you keep your hopes high you will eventually overcome it. Arnold gets bullied on the reservation and bullied at…

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