As a teenager it is difficult to make bold decisions by yourself. Especially if you are an Indian, like Arnold Spirit, who made a bold choice to find hope. Arnold is a fourteen year old drawler in search for a way out of the reservation to better his education. However, along the journey there are some obstacles he approaches because he is an Indian who is poor and has a disability. In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold Spirit, otherwise known as Junior, demonstrates empowerment by leaving the reservation he lives on to find hope in an all white school called Reardan.
Atticus could’ve been the best lawyer in the world, but that wouldn’t have mattered because of the race of the defendant. Atticus’ morality is depicted through how he raises Scout and Jem, his children. In the beginning of the book Scout enters the first grade, and immediately wants to quit. When Scout to school already
Expectations often impose an inescapable reality. In the short story “Indian Education” by Sherman Alexie, Victor often struggles with Indian and American expectations during school. Alexie utilizes parallelism in the construction of each vignette, introducing a memoir of tension and concluding with a statement about Victor’s difficulties, to explore the conflict between cultures’ expectations and realities. Alexei initially uses parallelism to commence each vignette with cultural tension. In second grade, Victor undergoes a conflict with his missionary teacher, who coerced Victor into taking an advanced spelling test and cutting his braids.
A great example would be from the story "An Indian Father's Plea" By Robert Lake (Medicine Grizzlybear) they said Wind-Wolf was a slow learner because he said there was 13 months in a year. When he said that his teacher started to think he was a slow learner. But how can she say that when she doesn't know where he came from or what people thought him at his other school. I would say that you can not just label a person slow because what they have learned in their culture is different from what other people in another culture had learned. He may have learned different things as a kid but that doesn't mean that wind-wolf is a slower learner, it just means that he might not have learned the same things as other
Junior states, "I mean I'd always been the lowest Indian on the reservation totem pole -- I wasn't expected to be good so I wasn't." But eventually that changed for him. As Junior realizes he isn't going to go anywhere from the reservation he wants to make a change. Leaving the reservation was a serious matter; almost as if you're rejecting what the reservation has to give. After talking to his dad junior starts to attend Rearden High School, the high school that is 22 miles from the reservation in a white town.
The Holocaust is a severely important event in Jewish and German History. It was the death of 6 million Jews. Surprisingly, 33% of adults in a survey didn’t even know what it is. This could be the fault of the American School system not requiring most states to teach about the Holocaust. Students should be taught about the Holocaust because if no one taught it the history would be lost in the generations and future children or adults would never know such a thing happened, it has many benefits for students, and many adults agree that it should be taught.
“In the middle of a crazy drunk life, you have to hang on to the good and sober moments tightly.” (from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, page 216) How do you handle death and sadness? How do you stay positive through the storm of life? In Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the Native American narrator, Junior is stranded on his reservation where poverty ,alcoholism, and violence are rampant. Junior must find a way to make it through his “crazy, drunk” surroundings if he wants to find hope. quote demonstrates how Junior learns to appreciate the good moments in life.
My Collapse and Restitution When people see me walking through the halls of school, or walking down the street they may see me as an underachiever, or even a slacker; if they had seen me last year or the year before perhaps they would have been right. My Freshman and Sophomore year I struggled to pass many of my classes. I had begun to give up on anything school related for the purpose of "enjoying my youth while I still could". Back in November of my Freshman year my Uncle Gary passed away suddenly of a heart attack which made me begin to realize the importance of living a full life and doing what is important to you. To tell the truth, I despise the idea of becoming someone who works in an office for the entirety of their life in a dead
Sherman Alexie shows this when Junior decides to go to Rearden (45-46). Junior sticks up for himself in the sense of wanting to find hope and better himself. Sherman Alexie also shows this at Reardan. Junior is the new Indian kid at a white school. He does not really fit in because kids, in particular Roger, stare at him like he does not belong (55-58).
To drive back and forth between two identities The absolutely true diary of a part time Indian has two main settings, the Pacific Northwest towns of Wellpinit and Reardan. The contrast of the two different settings, a poor Indian reservation on the one hand and a wealthy white community on the other, has a lot to say for the main character in the book, Arnold Spirit Jr. There can be a lot behind to main settings in a book, and that is what I am going to analyze in this essay. The book is about a Native American teenager named Arnold Spirit Jr. Junior was born with water on the brain.
In Arnold 's case, poverty is a significant situation, which has impacted his life into many negative aspects. Poverty among Native Americans affects them more physically than academically or socially because they possess limited services and transportation. In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold has an onerous time getting to school because he lives on the reservation and his school is 22 miles away. In one situation, Arnold said "My dad was supposed to pick me up. But he wasn 't sure if he 'd have enough gas money...If they didn 't come, I 'd start walking...Twenty-two miles.
Ballou Majestic Knights Documentary , It’s a school that”s in the hood . They don’t have alot of money and they have violence at their school . It’s alot of african americans at their school. They was a hood school and went to the big event. It’s focused on the people how they don’t have alot of money .They go to a poor school and they black .