Part Time Indian Analysis

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a book that is based on a boy named Arnold Spirit and his hope. Hope plays a very important role in this book. When Arnold gets in trouble in school, his teacher talks to him and convinces him to move to a better school in order to find hope. Arnold, puzzled by this, decides to go to a school outside of his indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He transfers to a school called Reardan. When he started school at Reardan, he was made fun of by the Spokanes in Wellpinit for transferring to a white school. Arnold finds his hope in his friends Penelope and Gordy, but mostly in the Reardan basketball team. He had to go through a tough try out to make the team. He started out with playing…show more content…
“ ‘We have to help him’ ” (Alexie 11), refers to this. In NJHS, we would help as many people as we could from getting them presents for Christmas to cooking them food. Every time we would help anyone, I hope that they feel as good or better than I do helping them.They normally do, and sometimes you get lucky to see their reaction. I am positively influenced by hope daily too. Everyday, I hope that everything goes well. That hope allows me to make the right decisions and helps me to have a good day. An example from the book is, “I wasn’t scared of fistfighting those boys. I’d been in plenty of fights. And I wasn’t scared of losing fights with them, either. I’d lost most every fight I’d been in. I was afraid those monsters were going to kill me” (Alexie 64). This is similar to my case. He hopes that they don’t kill him and isn’t afraid to do whatever he has to in order to prevent that from happening. Hope is a very important thing to have. It can help you get through your day, or give you the confidence to finish what has been started. Hope is a big subject in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It has helped Arnold get through his tough friendship with Rowdy and to get through some tough times. Having hope is one of the best things you can have, it helps you through so
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