Essay On The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

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“In the middle of a crazy drunk life, you have to hang on the good and sober moments tightly.” (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie page 216)
This is a quote from the book that shows how Junior learns how to appreciate the good moments in life. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie the character Junior faces problems caused by drinking. The book starts off with his family living on the Indian reservation suffering from poverty and death. Junior loses a lot of friends and family at the young age of fourteen. He gets bullied because he was born with too much cerebral spinal fluid inside his skull, but he has his best friend Rowdy there to help him. Junior realizes that he needs to leave the reservation to get a better life for himself. He goes to a new school off the
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I have realized that even when there is so much violence and death surrounding you, you can always find a way to look at the world. Once Junior goes to his new school he stops getting bullied and isn’t as surrounded by all of the drinking at his new school.
“Drinking would shut down my seeing and my hearing and my feeling” she used to say. “Why would I want to be in the world if I couldn't touch the world with all of my senses intact”(The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie page 158) “I mean, the thing is, plenty of Indians have died because they were drunk. Nd plenty of drunken Indians have killed other drunken Indians.” (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie page 158) Drinking will not only hurt you it will hurt others around you. For example you could get really drunk and say mean things that you might not mean. It can ruin friendships and families. If things aren’t going your way you need to think about the good days and not dwell in all of the
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