Alexie Sherman's Superman And Me

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Alexie Sherman’s quote from “Superman and Me” has a major impact on the story. When Alexie says, “I was strong. I was arrogant. I was lucky,” he is using simple sentences, repetition, and the rhetoric device of ethos. He has trying to break the intelligence barrier between Natives and non-Natives. He is expressing that books can change lives.

I know this because the text states, “Despite all the books I read, I am still surprised I became a writer” With this sentence, Alexie describes how reading evolved into something more for him by using logos and repetition again. Another example would be, “ These days, I write novels, short stories, and poems. I visit schools and teach creative writing to Indian kids.” This sentence also describes how
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The text clearly states, “I refuse to fail. I was smart. I was arrogant. I was lucky.” These simple sentences portray his determination to succeed, to prove himself, and go beyond that was expected of himself. In paragraph seven it states, “I read books late into the night, until I could barely keep my eyes open. I read books at recess, then during lunch and in the few minutes left after I had finished my classroom assignments.” This evidence provides solid proof of his determination! More evidence in the text states, “I throw my weight against their locked doors. The door holds. I am smart. I am arrogant. I am lucky. I am trying to save our lives.”

In conclusion, Alexie’s quote has proven a great impact on not just his but those he teaches lives and maybe even the reader’s point of view. Sherman Alexie was determined, and with that he succeeded beyond what his peers saw in his race. Alexie’s quote was the beginning of his courage to move ahead and keep going no matter what came his way. Sherman Alexie, a Indian native, learned to read/ write with his utmost ability, will, and multiple innovative
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