The Absolutely True Diary is the life story of a Arnold Spirit (Junior) and his efforts to break the stereotypes about Indians. He wants to become something amazing; he wants to be successful. Juniors experiences throughout the book changes him as a person and he understands that life has its ups and downs but if people have hope, they can do anything. In The Absolutely True Diary, Sherman Alexie uses literary devices, Mr.P’s advice, and Juniors experiences to illustrate the theme that perseverance and hope can lead to great things. Alexie uses the literary
A value that tells one to stand up for their beliefs. Creon also teaches us a very important value in this novel. Toward the end of the play the chorus ays, “ of happiness for the greatest part is wisdom, and reverence toward the gods. Proud words of the arrogant man, in the end, meet punishment, great as his pride was great till at last he is schooled in wisdom”( page 45 1350). To reach Creon’s lesson he had was stubborn in the beginning of the novel then he listen to the people but he was too late and then he finally, gain wisdom through experience.
Reading "Superman and Me" gave me conflicting feelings. Of course, the tale of a young boy striving to succeed in and environment where he is nearly required to fail is thrilling, yet it really makes you think of the environment itself. He was a young Indian child living on a reservation; however, he recognized that he was an intelligent person. Others around him tried to quiet him because Indian children were supposed to be dumb. Sherman Alexie wanted more out of life.Sherman Alexie used many different rhetorical devices throughout his story.
The first chapter was a little slow but was a key element in what the book needed because it introduced the main character and his grandfather and the wonderful relationship they had. The book ended with a major cliffhanger which is quite maddening as I was completely ready to read what happened next and where the story would go from there; however, cliffhangers are always beneficial for the author as it makes the reader buy their next book to discover what happens
The start of Alexie 's passion for reading begin when he picked up a Superman comic book. His love for reading made him unique from his fellow classmates, he challenged himself by constantly reading and defying the stereotypes set by reservation born Indians. He wrote "Superman and Me" in the late 1990 's to flashback to his life on the reservation and demonstrate how reading saved his life. The inspirational piece, "Superman and Me," is meant to spread knowledge to young generations of Indians.
Moses seems to be satisfied with his life because he knows it could have been much worse. Although Junior worries about what the future might hold, he enjoys the small pleasures he has in the present. Junior 's mother desires that he would write happier stories about Indians in general.This is due to the fact that everything was taken away from them as Indians. Although this happened they still overcome many day to day challenges. She tells her son
Into the Wild Life in the wild is not for everyone, as Chris McCandless himself proved. In the novel Into the Wild Chris was driven by anger and curiosity; always enjoyed nature and the outdoors. His family was one of the reasons why he chose to isolate himself from the real world, he needed to experience new feelings other than the hatred he’s had throughout his entire life. On his journey he was able to accomplish a number of things: peace of mind, travel, and write a book. What Chris did not expect was for him to die on his journey, but rather have it help him grow and gain new experiences.
This book also talks about how Ben and Zan built friendship and how they got closer and closer to the point that they actually loved each other. At first, Ben didn’t like Zan because he was not a human, but his parents wanted him to love Zan like a brother. However, as they spent more time together and as they learned to communicate with each other and learned to know how each other feels, they started loving each other and provided comfort for each other. Therefore, my friend will love this book because it has a lot of actions tied into it and a book that talks about friendships and love
While teaching the Indian students of his community years’ later Sherman still speaks of seeing some and he says “they stare out the window they refuse and resist”. When these students do so he sees it as not an opportunity to fail he wants to give them the gift he had he tells them of the “Books” he had and of how he is “trying to save our lives”. When he says these words it is somewhat of an exaggeration no the Indian population will not die without reading and education but the lives they live will continue to be bland and uniform as they always have. Finally he does this because he knows what reading done for him how his life now because of it is what he wants not what he is told he can
All readers long for an exciting story; no one wants to read a boring book. Readers want a book that captivates them, rocks them to the core, changes the way they view things. Without a doubt, this is something Ambrose Bierce accomplishes in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Chickamauga.” In modern times, most readers are used to plot twists and expected endings; however, Bierce was one of the first authors to incorporate these into literary works. Because of this, the shock, violence, and gore used in his stories made his stories to become immensely influential at the time of their publication and still remain important literary works today. Shock.
Huck even makes good friends with Jim which would have been completely unheard of back in his home town. By the end of the book, he had started to realize that he really did care about Jim. Huck is writing Miss Watson a letter towards the end of the book talking about where Jim is and how she can get him back. After writing the letter, Huck starts to think about the good times he had with Jim and says that “...somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places for me to harden against him, but only the other kind.”(213). This was the most powerful part in the book for me because after thinking of all the good that Jim has brought him, he tears up the paper and says “All right, then, I’ll go to hell”(214).
The topic I chose is Bernard thinking that thinks good grades are all that matter and Biff thinking that all you need is to be well liked. Biff thinks that all he needs in life is be well liked. Biff thinks this way because Willy stressed that on his son 's when they were young. For example on page 33, Willy says, "the man who creates personal interest is the man gets ahead." Biff thought and believed this to a point that he followed everything his dad said and is now struggling to find himself in life without the popularity.
Just as Khan said :" There is a way to be good again." He final choose made everhting chang, including his weakness.He gained a sense of reponsebility, it was real new Amir. This section of the story really touched me to see the young Amir finally grow up and mature. It was like a coming of age expierence for Amir to finally grow out of his old self and into a new man. Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him.
During his transition to his new school and the reservation Junior learns a lot about himself and how his disability has not stopped him from achieving his dream. Towards the end of the story Junior faced some terrible tragedies in his family, but he was able to find joy in his time of grieving, and some good came out of that in the end. This is a good book to read
You can’t fight us forever” (Alexie 43). Mr. P believes that Junior has not given up on his dreams; that he is constantly fighting for them. When Junior throws his textbook, which his mom also used, at Mr. P, he is acting out because “that old, old, old, decrepit geometry book hit my heart with the force of a nuclear bomb. My hopes and dreams floated up in a mushroom cloud” (Alexie 31). He realizes that poverty is acting as an anchor, keeping him grounded from reaching new heights and succeeding in life.