Part-Time Indian Bullying Quotes

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Bullying is a very serious topic, Taylor Swift once said “This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. People cut other people down out of jealousy, because of something broke inside of them, or for no reason at all. Just don’t let them change you or stop you for anything”. In this novel The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Junior faces bullying in his life. He has had many health problems which lead to bullying. Junior is scared of going to Reardan because it is a white school and he is scared that he’s going to get bullied for being Indian. Junior is also going through hard times and is facing unhappiness from bullying. Junior feels isolated when he leaves Rowdy because Rowdy …show more content…

Junior is scared of going to Reardan because he thinks that he is going to get bullied for being the only Indian aside from the school mascot at a white school. Junior also came from the reservation and he gets bullied at the reservation too. For example, “ Man, I was scared of those Reardan kids, and maybe I was scared of hope, too, but Rowdy absolutely hated all of it. “ (Alexie 51) This tells the reader how Junior is feeling in this type of situation where Junior has to deal with going to Reardan alone and scared. Junior says he is scared of hope too, and this is because Junior is hoping for the best at Reardan, but if nobody likes him, it will be exactly like how it was at the reservation but without Rowdy. In addition, Rowdy is his best friend who always protects him from bullies, but now Rowdy is mad at Junior for moving to Reardan and Junior will have no one to protect him from bullies. “He coughed and turned away from me. I touched his shoulder. Why did I touch his shoulder? I don’t know. I was stupid. Rowdy spun around and shoved me. “Don’t touch me you retarded fag!” he yelled. My heart broke into fourteen pieces, one for each year that Rowdy and I had been best friends.” (Alexie 52) This quotation shows how much Rowdy hates Junior for leaving him and going to Reardan. Junior is scared that he is going to get bullied because Rowdy is not …show more content…

Junior feels isolated when he leaves Rowdy to go to Reardan because Junior has no one else to depend on but Rowdy. For example: “Today at school, I was really missing Rowdy, so I walked over to the computer lab, took a digital photo of my smiling face and e-mailed it to him. A few minutes later, he e-mailed me a digital photo of his bare ass.” (Alexie 130) . This shows how isolated Junior feels when he leaves Rowdy. But Rowdy doesn’t miss Junior at all. Junior took the time to think of Rowdy but since Rowdy hates Junior, Junior feels all alone. In addition, Rowdy is Junior’s only friend. If Rowdy isn’t with Junior, he will feel all alone with nobody to talk to, nobody to protect him, and nobody to have fun with. For example: “Rowdy is the toughest kid on the rez. He is long and lean and strong like a snake. His heart is as strong and mean as a snake, too. But he is my best human friend and he cares about me, so he would always tell me the truth.” (Alexie 15) This quotation proves how Rowdy protects Junior. Junior says that Rowdy is his best human friend and he cares about him. When Junior says that Rowdy cares for him, that also means that Rowdy protects Junior in any situation if he cares for him. As a result, Junior feels isolated for leaving Rowdy because Rowdy is Junior’s only

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