He was so eager to teach me about the game because of his son that passed away this winter. Therefore, he wanted to convey his son’s passion for basketball by coaching
Empathy, a value Atticus’s teachings are fundamentally based is the one value that seems to trouble Scout at the beginning of the book along with racism. (Lee pg:148) Fighting shows how immature and small minded a person is, Atticus is greatly against physical confrontation we know that because he even went ahead and said, “ I try my best to love everybody,” a value that he tries to pass down to his kids. (Lee pg:179) But Scout doesn’t seem to recognize that fighting isn’t the smart choice because she gets into fights quite frequently, sometimes without understanding what they were saying or fully knowing the phrases and what they meant, Scout troubled asked, “Atticus, what exactly is a nigger-lover?”(Lee pg:178). A topic she got into fights multiple times. She jumped on her younger cousin, Francis because he called her a nigger-lover.
In the beginning of the novel, Lupica portrays Danny as a hardworking individual who is hesitant with himself and uncertain with his abilities in the sport basketball. He was uncertain with his confidence due to him being the smallest player on the court and was questioning if he would be able to play with the top players in the country at the camp in Maine. Whether Danny wants to admit it or not, he was scared and “as brave as he tried to act in front of
Junior had a dog, and he is a important friend for him, and he was sick. He was killed by Junior’s father because his family did not have money to find a vet. It caused him hate the poverty. Reardon was not that poor, for example, in the chapter “Dance Dance Dance” Roger drove Junior to home and gave him some food to eat, it shows Roger is not poor, he did not need to worry that much things that Junior worried. Roger helped Junior, and he did not laugh at Junior that he was poor, and because of the difference between their level of gap between rich and poor, he learned that sometimes he should trust other
Introduction The true diary of a part time Indian is a novel for young adults written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney, it was published in 2007 and has won several literature awards. The book tells a story of Arnold who is a hydrocephalic, a physical impairment that makes him to be picked on and bullied and which makes him vulnerable to seizures. One of the main struggles that Arnold faces in this novel is between his part-time Indian WellPoint self (Junior) and his half-white Reardan self (Arnold). On the reservation he is intimidated and picked on, while at Reardan he receives respect and chooses to be somebody. In this novel Sherman Alexie challenges stereotypical representations of ‘indianness’.
Nobody should like losing. Competition teaches that losing is not okay. They also teach that one can grow and learn from losses and that losing is a part of life. They should teach that one should strive to win, and thus they should want to win more than lose in life. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold the main character is being interviewed by a sports reporter before the big game against Arnold's old school on the Spokane Indian reservation, Arnold is asked if he has anything to prove in this game, and he responds, "I have to prove that I am stronger than everybody else.
An individual that conforms to society will only go as far as society allows. It seems as if an individual’s personal aspirations are held at the will of society’s judgment if there is even a slight whiff of deviation from the ‘social norm.’ Arnold is a teenage boy who dreams big but feels limited due to his circumstances, so he seeks better education at Reardan. On the surface, Sherman Alexie’s, “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian” portrays a teenager’s struggle of poverty growing up on an Indian reservation, however, it more importantly conveys an individual’s struggle against societal constraints. Arnold has a clear conscious when it comes to the reality of the poverty he lives in. The author communicates this, “And because you 're Indian you start believing you 're destined to be poor.
In the reservation, he feels isolation because he is highly intelligent and is above many of his peers. Since he is highly intelligent he decides that he wants to make a better life for himself and leave the reservation. He decides to go to Reardan where his isolation continues. He is now the only Indian in an all-white school. People start to question him and even though it is obvious he is not like them he isolates parts of his life to what is on the reservation and what is not.
Throughout their lifetimes, people go through a change in identity, which despite not being physical it changes them morally and emotionally, as well as influencing their actions. Sherman Alexie capitalizes off of this with his novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (ATDPTI), which follows Junior, a boy from a Native American reservation, who switches to a school in a nearby town, which is known for being racist towards his culture; Junior changes through the novel, and develops a true sense of his own identity, giving the work a prominent theme. Zitkala-Sa’s School Days of an Indian Girl follows a young Native American girl in the late 1800s, who is forced away from her family and sent to a boarding school built to strip them of their culture, and encounters drastic change similar to Junior. Sherman Alexie addresses the impact of one 's positive change in identity by giving his protagonist a character and goal or character to surpass; he does this by creating two similar characters, giving his protagonist a goal, and by showing a concluding comparison. Alexie shows Junior’s change in identity by giving him a supporting character that can reflect his change.
Alone in the world, Junior is a young Native American, fighting against the rising tides against him to be hopeful. The novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Sherman Alexie, is about the growth of a teenage Native American, Junior, as he strives to be more than what is given to him. Junior is trying to find himself amidst the dying world of his forefathers and is stripped of his culture. He is also initially hesitant of success for it may cost him the only thing he has left, which is his community. In the passage, “If You Stay On The Rez…” is an extremely important passage since it not only kick starts Junior’s desire to leave and have a chance verse the pitiful life he would continue on the reservation but also draws into the light, the feeling of ‘should I stay or should I go.’ In the novel, “If You Stay On The Rez…” is the most significant passage because it expresses the overlapping theme that hope and chances are only earned through taking risks, and propels the plot of the story in a different direction, one that is brighter than the initial dark, humorous beginning.