Teachers The teachers liked at the beginning of the year and the ones I like now are totally different. Mr. Gronewold I’ve always been close with because of being a wrestling manager. Mr. Belkin I thought I would be his favorite because he is really close with my brother and I’ve known him since kindergarten. Mr. Knights I hated at the beginning of the year, but I realized he wasn’t that bad.
In the story the joy of reading Superman and me Sherman Alexie tells an emotional story of both hardship and success. He shares his struggles of being a poor Indian kid destined to fail, but he had a desire to be persevere he wanted to be more than the stereotypical uneducated Indian on a reservation and was determined to do so. He was inspired by his father to love books, and with the love for books came the ability to escape from the boundaries of the reservation and the dream to be more. Alexie shares how he taught his self to read with a superman comic book and with his witty metaphors how it shaped his life. I found Alexis story to be emotional, but yet very interesting.
Speaking for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir and would recommend it to anyone. While Sheff recounts books that he had read about dealing with an addict, he says it, “showed [him] that it is possible to love a child who is lost” (11). This stuck out to me, as it shows the definition of unconditional love. Nic brought his family, or more importantly his father, to hell and back multiple times, but Sheff never fully gave up on him or stopped loving him, despite the pain he put them through. Throughout the memoir, Sheff’s need for Nic to become sober increases and with this, the raw desperation is also shown as he says he, “wish[es] for a near miss for Nic” (274).
“ You can write the lyrics of the songs you like on the album and we can learn to sing them together, if you want” (Beah 163).Writing down lyrics to songs was one of the things that Ishmael did with his brother and friends before the war. This brings back vivid memories as the songs are inextricably tied with his childhood, and Ishmael finds peace in Esther and she becomes his first friend outside of the war. During rehabilitation Ishmael is struggling through the nightmares of war, but with the help of Esther and music he finds himself once
Also, “the resolution of past conflicts and issues, attornment for past acts or inaction, and reconciliation with family members and friends” (Butler, 2002). During the interview, JO said he has resolve past conflicts and issues; he is neither afraid of death nor future. He denies been lonely, his friends and family are always around him which enables him to tell his life stories so that people can learn from them. Erikson Developmental Stage Haber (2006) points out that Erickson’s eight steps deal with the challenges an individual attempts to resolve in one stage before moving to the next stage.
These are some of the characters that O’Brien grows a strong friendship with and they contribute to the main theme of the book, friendship, in that they help him through tough times and they all learn to care about one another. The Things They Carried is a great read that I would recommend to anyone who likes a good war story. However, the book is not great for someone who likes a storyline that follows
Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student. However, I was nothing spectacular just an average B student like most other kids.
He has showed me that not everyone will be accepting of what I do and what plans I have, but no matter what, if it results in my happiness, then my plans must continue. Although my parents are divorced, both parents have impacted the way I see education, and I want to show my gratitude by graduating high school as an honor student and going to Arkansas Tech University. I’ve now realized that I am blessed with the teachers and the schools that I have at my disposal, and the fact that I have the blessing to be born in a country that allows me to get an education where I’m not going to be told “no”. I have discovered a love for math and fictional writing, and slowly have been gaining more confidence in who I am and am now a part of the National Honor Society, participated in state French competition, where I have placed 1st and 3rd in different events, and am President of the Hispanic Heritage
Junior, a misunderstood boy not only has to live as an outcast in a school filled with white people but, also has to live as an outcast among his own people. In The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie explores the terrible losses that occur on the reservation and how for that very reason Junior is becoming more alone than how he was before. He loses his sister, grandmother, the man who he says is like an uncle to him, and also himself in such a short amount of time. Junior’s sister was secretly into writing romance novels so she turned her life into one. She ran away from home and got married.
Story 1: The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian 1. What style is the text written in and how does it have an impact on the reader? The writing style that Sherman Alexie has written this text in, is colloquial because he uses a lot of slang and in a way, speaks to the reader. For example, in the quotes “Ain’t that weird?”
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a novel that is very debatable. Junior, because of his birth-condition,he suffers from physically to mentally. The other Native Americans teenagers always bully him. The debatable. Sherman Alexie has bring the reader to a different emotion in every chapter like humor, depression, sadness, and reality through his main character- Junior.
“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.
The majority of people would rather admire a photograph of the sunset than read a paragraph describing one; however, while visualizing and seeing are two different experiences, they can go hand-in-hand. In The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the readers are able to see and visualize Junior’s journey of learning how to blend into two different worlds through the text paired with pictures. By incorporating images with exaggerative language and humor, Sherman Alexie is able to enhance Junior’s story and create a realistic narrative. Throughout True Diary, the humor and casual language give the narrator an authentic tone.