Analysis Of 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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Kasey Otazu 11118 Midterm The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a bestseller written by author Sherman Alexie it tells the story of Junior. Junior is growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is determined to take his future into his own hands because his fear of ending up like the people around him. The book follows important themes such as managing misery with humor, chasing hopes and aspirations, racism, the support of family, alcoholism and living in between two cultures. Despite having such important topics the book is band by many schools because of how freely sexuaity and rascim is written which it should not be. Sexulaity is something ever teen learns to deal with and racism is something every teen should be educated on. One of the main topics explored in this book like stated before is managing misery with humor. Junior deals with bullying on his reservation and then again at his new school. He always chooses to not let these actions such as harsh words or jokes or him being beaten physically keep him down. He starts to use humor as a survival tactic, he often describes the people trying to hurt him in a sarcastic fliptoned manner. Even when it comes to one of the things most important to him, basketball. During Juniors first game playing his old school on his new team the Wellpinit supporters turn their backs on Junior and the Reardan team, Junior comments sarcastically saying , "If these dang Indians had been this organized when I went to
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