The Vampire Diaries

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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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  • Compare And Contrast Smoke Signals Book And Movie

    The movie “Smoke Signals” and the novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian” have some similarities and contrasts. The movie is about two indian boys named Victor and Thomas who go on an adventure to retrieve Victor's’ father's’ ashes. In the novel Junior, the main character struggles to find his place in society, he ends up going to a white kids school instead of the indian reservation school. Another thing to notice is that Victor and Thomas were around the age of 18 maybe 19…

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  • Part Time Indian Friendships

    life without a best friend? Or a friend in general for that matter? It would be hard right? In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Arnold goes through some difficult times in his life, that would have been considerably harder, without his new and old friendships. These friendships gave him safety, belonging and self acceptance. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, uses experiences in Arnold’s life to illustrate that friendship is important…

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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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  • A Part-Time Indian

    The book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, is about a boy named Junior. He is a Native American that lives in an Indian reservation. Junior does not live the happiest life, in fact Junior is poor, however, his family and him gets along with what they do have. Junior does not really accept himself because he struggles with several medical issues, and he’s been beaten up by others his whole life. However, things start to look up for him when he transfers to an…

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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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