Comparing Mark Twain's 'Absolutely True And Part-Time'

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The adjectives “absolutely true” and “part-time” reflect the difficulties and experiences that Junior faces during his adolescence. Emphasized by the title, Junior faces the struggle of being “part-time” when he’s growing up Native American, but envisions a world outside of the Reservation for him. Junior’s feelings, “ I was half Indian in one place and half white in the other,” (118). His hopes for a life outside of the Reservation is why he made the decision to transfer to Reardan. The “absolutely true” has to deal with the way Junior, in first person, communicates his story and making him appear to be a very knowledgeable narrator. Junior’s thoughts at the basketball game, “ If these dang Indians had been this organized when I went to school
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