Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in. He liked that his father, unlike many other people he knew, had a passion for something that other people did not.
His family was in need by normal standards, but overall he came from a middle class background. The main plot of his essay was that Alexie was different than his fellow other Native Americans due to the fact that he learned how to read and could read very challenging works, such as the Grapes of Wrath at a young age. Has he gets older, Alexie values education and knowledge and does not let preconceived ideas of the stereotypical concepts of how Natives Americans “are” let them get in his way. In this essay Alexie juxtaposes himself in his own essay to demonstrate how he broke the stereotypes against him. However, Sherman is trying to demonstrate to his audience (upper-middle class who now “values diversity”) who are the people who were types to probably doubt him.
As timely now as it was written 48 years ago, “The Outsiders” is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction written by S.E Hinton. Books such as “The Outsiders” have the power to affect readers’ lives and stay with them forever. Ponyboy’s life was not easy, he had it tough and he is very aware of that. But he finds ways to make it work. I really liked this book because it was like a “Blast in the past” sorta thing because we are reading a book about a 14 year old in the mid 60s, and he is talking about the issues he has and the differences between the two groups the Socs and the Greasers,we get a rare glimpse of a boy 's life in the 60s and we get to read a unique piece of literature which we can’t find nowhere else.
Stan Lee was very inspirational. As an example Stan Lee taught over 200 young students how to write. According to “Stan Lee: The American Comic Book Writer Who Created the Fantastic Four” He loved to write so he shared that feeling with many people. “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” According to “Stan Lee: The American Comic Book Writer Who Created the Fantastic Four” Stan Lee thought if you had the power over all others you should have some responsibility and share that power with others.”We all wish we had the power to stop all the bad that that’s happening.” According to (Lee) Stan Lee said that on how we wish we could make the world a better place if we had superpowers. That’s Why Stan Lee is Inspirational.
Sure he stopped, but he came back. He became really successful in his writing after he worked with the magazine companies and has inspired many people.I chose this author because of his amazing books that I connected to, I don't like reading but his books were different (Lesesne). one day I hope one of his books can become a movie and he agrees. “I'll earn a lot of money as soon as a major studio realizes what a great movie one of my books would make.” (Lubar) when I read this I realized that this actually could happen one day. I encourage you to read “sleeping freshmen never lie” and “sophomores and other oxymorons” in that order.
He becomes a scholarship boy. In Chapter 2 The Achievement of Desire (Rodriguez 43 – 73) he explains he feels like a scholarship boy “I was a certain kind of scholarship boy, a very good student, but also a bad one. Always successful, always unconfident.” Rodriguez explains the different difficulties balancing life at home with family, and the academic world at school. While reading, Richard found a book called The Uses of Literacy by Richard Hogart where he founds so many similarities with his own life, he says in a chapter “I found in his description of the scholarship boy,
Many goals require work to be achieved. A typical rags to riches story often involves an individual eventually reaching success through hard work. Many women, like men, have worked to reach success. In Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Mr. Gatsby is a prime example of how working hard can lead to a rich and lavish lifestyle. He was a young boy born from poor farmer parents and through his hard work, was able to buy a grand home and car.
Now the final main point is why he wrote his books the why he did. Well when he was a truck driver he would spend time reading to children at the blind school. But he did not like the way children’s literature was like, he thought it needed more so he wrote the stories. In his books he has a very descriptive
Sherman Alexie is a Native American who grew up poor but smart. At a young age he taught himself how to read simple comic books. As he grew older, so did his intelligence and love for books. He was aware of the stereotypes against his race which pushed him to work harder to be knowledgeable and literate. He eventually became a writer and reaches out to young Indian children who are at risk because of their race.
The Joy of Reading and Writing Superman and Me, by Sherman Alexie tells a personal story of his experience as an Indian in Spokane Indian Reservation. Sherman grew up with his father who loved books, that’s were Sherman’s passion for books began. As an Indian Sherman was expected to be “stupid and to fail in life,” no more than that. Sherman knew he wanted to succeed in life, Sherman “refused to fail.” Sherman’s message to society became clear, with education comes knowledge without it we are bound to fail in life. In The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, expresses joy and desperation to succeed in life.
In the Article Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie 's father had a love for books which caused Sherman 's life to change. Similarly, my dad caused my life to be changed with hunting. First of all, Sherman’s house was filled with lots of books. Likewise, my house has lots of taxidermy, guns and hunting gear. Growing up with books around him made him love them like his father did.