Analysis Of Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Spokane State of Mind Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian shows the differences in lifestyle between being in poverty and being privileged. In the story, Junior, the main character, is weary of living in poverty so he transfers to a relatively rich school. Throughout this account, Junior encounters difficulties and hardships adjusting to the comparatively rich lifestyle. In Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the author uses Junior’s unreliable point of view to shed light on the importance of family and the impact of friendship. To begin with, Junior’s constant criticism of his family and his reservation proves how much he depends on them and the importance of family. Numerous instances throughout the story Junior accuses his family for all his hardships. For example, when he says that his dog was more dependable than his parents, he makes it seems like his parents don’t have time for him. In reality, his parents are making an effort to provide for their family. Another occurrence of criticism was when Junior became infuriated when his…show more content…
The author values honesty and it is apparent in the mistakes Junior makes in his friendships. Junior conceals from his friends that he is poor. He believes that if they know the truth, he would be ridiculed. In reality his friends accept the fact that Junior is considerably poor and they help him on different occasions. When Roger lent Junior money to pay for his meal, it proved Junior’s perspective to be an exaggeration. Penelope also accepted that Junior was poor when she forced Junior to confess to her. He was surprised at Penelope’s sudden sympathy. Junior realized that not everyone who had more money than he did was a terrible person. He became aware that if he would let people into his life more, they can make a huge impact. Contrary to his perspective, Junior’s friends were sympathetic and accepting
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