Persuasive Essay About Leaving The Reservation

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People should always put themselves in a better position if possible. You shouldn’t let yourself be in a bad situation if it’s possible to put yourself in a better place. People for years have been putting people above them consequently letting themselves be put in a bad spot. Although some people may believe it’s better to do this you’re just hurting yourself. Junior made the correct decision leaving the reservation because the reservation was in a cycle of poverty, it wasn’t a safe environment for him and people on the reservation aren’t given chances in life. Junior made the right decision leaving the reservation because he was stuck in an endless cycle of poverty. After realizing he was too poor to save his dog’s life he said, “My parents come from poor people who came from poor people who came from poor people, all the way back to the very first poor…show more content…
After realizing it’s not his parents fault for being poor he says, “Seriously I know my mother and father had their dreams when they were kids. They dreamed about being something other than poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams” (11). His parents had a conflict with the world, they had aspirations, but since they were living on the reservation they weren’t given chances. This conflict reveals that Junior is understanding because he knows people on the reservation aren’t given any real chances to accomplish anything the only way for him to get a chance was by leaving. While talking to Mr. P about his sister, he realizes, “Had she been hanging on to her dream of being a writer, but only barely hanging on, and something made her let go” (39). His sister had a conflict with the world also, she had dreams of being a writer but nobody cared. This conflict reveals to Junior that people on the reservation aren’t given chances in life so he has to

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