Honestly, what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to define such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a deep profound definition. As a matter of fact, typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. Without a doubt, the test can be anything. Consider the following, staying a devoted fan to the patriots or staying allegiant to your best friend. When he gets down to the despicable core of tough times one can see who 's truly loyal. Justice works the same way. For instance, one can be guilty and be granted freedom or vise versa. In the novel, Montana 1948, Larry Watson reveals conflict between two necessary values loyalty and justice which is exemplified throughout.
There is always that one person that makes a story so interesting and impossible to get one's eyes off of. The novel, Montana 1948 by Larry Watson was a book that had good, bad and terrible things in it. A family that was well known to the town of Bentrock was involved with multiple incidents that brought negativity to the people. It was a town diversified between Indian and Caucasians. People that were influential to the novel made bad choices, caused and solved problems and also led to serious moments that others couldn’t see meaning and truth behind. Doing what is right vs. wrong often causes struggles within other people.
Your supposed to love your family unconditionally. In some cases this Is not so. Montana 1948 is the unsettling story of David, a 12 year old boy who lives in bentrock a small town in Montana. Montana 1948 by Larry Watson is told through the eyes of David who faces the disturbance that his own family has brought upon him. David is only one of many who suffers through the difficulty of the events that have occurred that summer. The events of Montana 1948 demonstrate that the actions of others can affect you indirectly.
Honestly what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to define such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a deep profound definition. Typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. The test can be anything, like staying loyal to the patriots or staying loyal to your best friend. When he gets down to the despicable core of tough times one can see who 's truly loyal. In the novel, Montana 1948, Larry Watson reveals conflict between two necessary values loyalty and justice which is exemplified throughout.
Although David felt sorry for his father also because of all the stress he hard to burden from the family and its situation, as a father, brother, son, husband and a sheriff. This story draws a lot of emotion for a reader when a father and a son relationship starts to distance its self-due to family situations. A story that has a child 's mind wondering what his father has to go through and the situations he needs to handle makes him confused and worried. The novel Montana 1948 written by Larry Watson is well recommended for young teen and adults who like to read about family conflict and the a family whose name has control and power. Having a bit of mystery, deaths and shocking surprised this book has a great
In the Chapter III (where Indians presented with greater frequency), Hawthorne first describes them as the savage outcasts on the background of righteous civilized Puritans: “…on the outskirts of the crowd,  an Indian, in his native grab, was standing  By the Indian 's side  stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume” (69). However, as we can conclude from the chapter, the captivity of Chillingworth was not as “savage” as it should be. Indians had not killed or enslaved him, but more, brought him to Salem as the “companion”, not that much as the captive; taught him their “natural” medicine. And this herbal medicine from such uncivilized savages “had quite as large a share of his own confidence as the European pharmacopeia, which so many learned doctors had spent centuries in
The book focuses on a young boy named Arnold Spirit who shows persistence and bravery as he defies all odds and strides towards a happier more successful life than his parents and ancestors before him. Arnold is a bright, inspiring young boy who grows up with little fortune and is destined to continue down the path of a poor, misunderstood Indian. However, his fate changes for the better when a spark lights the fire inside of him to strive to pursue a better, more flourishing life as he makes an extraordinary decision to transfer to an all-white school for a worthier education. However, the drastic change of schools puts a burden on his family to get him to school as well as leads to extreme bullying from not just kids at his new school but also from his fellow Indians in his hometown. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I learned that it doesn 't matter what your situation is and what you are expected to accomplish in your lifetime or what standards have already been set for you because you can be whoever you want to be with hard work, ambition, and confidence.
Overcoming a challenge, not giving up, and not being afraid of change are a few themes demonstrated in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Perhaps the most prominent theme derived from the novel is defying the odds, or in other words rising above the expectations of others. Junior Spirit exemplifies this theme throughout the entirety of the book. As Junior is an Indian, he almost expects that he will never leave the reservation, become an alcoholic, and live in poverty like the other Indians on the reservation—only if he sits around and does not endeavor to change his fate. When Junior shares the backstory of his parents, he says that his mother and father came from “poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor people” (11).
They are often labeled as uncivilized barbarians, which is a solely false accusation against them. This paper aims to address the similarities between Native American beliefs and the beliefs of other cultures based on The Iroquois Creation Story in order to defeat the stereotype that Natives are regularly defined by. Native Americans are commonly considered uncivilized, savage, and barbarian. Nevertheless, in reality the Natives are not characterized by any of those negative traits, but rather they inhabit positive characteristics such as being wise, polite, tolerant, civilized, harmonious with nature, etc. They have had a prodigious impact on the Puritans
The Indians are ironically, more civilized than the white people, for they communicate to solve disputes, and appear to have more manners than the whites. Franklin states, “The politeness of theses savages in conversation is indeed carried to excess.” This proves that the Indians indeed, were more polite, in ways such as declining politely to their impressions of education and religion. The Indian people don’t like to cause disputes, and they choose to listen before arguing. Although viewed as uncivilized savages, the Indians are actually polite, communicative people.
Bharati was settling for “fluidity, self-invention, blue jeans, and T-shirts”(268). Bharati decided to be a part of a new community by marrying someone of a different community and living an American lifestyle. Unlike Mira, Bharati has adapted to the American community and has become a part of it. However, like Mira, she too has not felt welcomed in a community. Bharati compares Mira’s situation in America to one that she faced in Canada, where the government turned against the immigrants.
(Silko, 177) To elaborate, the answer to his internalized struggle is how colonialism has in bred whites as the saviors to the savage Indians. Moreover, it has brought him to believe the lie that whites are there to save him and can not do any harm. Also, how he
In his book the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie portrays a teenage boy, Arnold Spirit (junior) living in white man’s world, and he must struggle to overcome racism and stereotypes if he must achieve his dreams. In the book, Junior faces a myriad of misfortunes at his former school in ‘the rez’ (reservation), which occurs as he struggles to escape from racial and stereotypical expectations about Indians. For Junior he must weigh between accepting what is expected of him as an Indian or fight against those forces and proof his peers and teachers wrong. Therefore, from the time Junior is in school at reservation up to the time he decides to attend a neighboring school in Rearden, we see a teenager who is facing tough consequences for attempting to go against the racial stereotypes.
Bharati’s marriage outside her own ethnic group and willingness to move to “every part of North America” represents her amenable attitude towards change itself. Mira comes to America in search of good education and economic opportunities, however, she refuses to acclimate American pop-culture into her thoughts, actions, and perceptions. Mira’s closed mindset requires her to live a stagnant lifestyle in which she has “stayed rooted in one job, one city, one house, one ancestral culture, one cuisine…” (Mukherjee 282) and never provokes a change in whom she could become. The authors notion towards Mira symbolizes the fact that Mira ignores anything that calls her away from her ethnic identity.
Indians are very committed towards their relationship and try their level best to work it out. Moreover, the amount of respect Indians give to elders is far more. These traits were found missing in the girl. Hence, the girl faced a lot of problem after returning to India. Her parents could have nurtured her with more tolerance towards Indian culture but it’s also seen that it would be very difficult to do so living in Europe.