Alexie begins building his credibility with personal facts and establishing himself with honest judgment, while strongly exerting emotional appeals; however, he doesn 't incorporate appeal to logic, which isn 't necessary considering the piece is more on a personal level. Sherman Alexie was born in the year 1966, he was born and raised on the Spokane Reservation in Washington. While going to school on the reservation Alexie was limited to learning and education. However, he learned to love books from watching his father, whom he loved and looked up to, spend the little money he had on books. The start of Alexie 's passion for reading begin when he picked up a Superman comic book.
When reading the text Fear, by Gary Soto, I can’t help but assume the author’s purpose or overarching theme was that our past or life experiences can affect how we act. In this stories case, a life without love, can cause terrible behavior. The plot of the story revolves around a boy that comes from a broken home, and due to such circumstances he bullies his peers. The story was a typical encounter a fifth grader would have with Frankie (boy from a broken home). The narrator says, “Some of us looked away because it was unfair.
Reading "Superman and Me" gave me conflicting feelings. Of course, the tale of a young boy striving to succeed in and environment where he is nearly required to fail is thrilling, yet it really makes you think of the environment itself. He was a young Indian child living on a reservation; however, he recognized that he was an intelligent person. Others around him tried to quiet him because Indian children were supposed to be dumb. Sherman Alexie wanted more out of life.Sherman Alexie used many different rhetorical devices throughout his story.
In the story, “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, he speaks about his childhood experience and how he taught himself how to read and write. He shares how growing up on an Indian reservation led to him not fitting in at school along with having little support from family and friends due to the fact that he attended public school. Through this story Alexie shows us that everything he achieved rose from personal dedication and self-education. Although Alexie was able to succeed, the message being sent is that without role models, you have to cut your own path to success. Alexie never grew up with many roles models but as he got older he realized that he could be a role model for others.
He first comes about as “a little Indian boy [who] teaches himself to read at an early age and advances quickly” (Sherman Alexie). By looking at the pictures of a Superman comic book, he learns to read by inferring the meaning of the text. He progresses and “reads “Grapes of Wrath” in kindergarten,” (Sherman Alexie) a hyperbole demonstrating his advanced reading skills in comparison to other kids. However, as a Indian boy, he was “widely feared and ridiculed by Indians and non-Indians alike” (Sherman Alexie) and expected to be stupid. Through these words one can notice the serious discrimination he faces as a young boy, which stagnates other Indian boys like him.
I’m positive that Lance Armstrong is well known world widely, since he has been able to achieve much in few period of time. Now, for him to confess, this would mean many people will question his credibility as well. To fight and still lie, would also do him no good because people will still perceive him as deceiver. In many cases we have seen how people are influenced by those whom they follow. In most cases if a child is looking up to someone who lives his or her life unethically, in one way or the other, that child will draw something from that person.
However, his moral courage did not let him change his mind despite his reputation suffering a massive blow in the society. He believed that standing for his morals and what he thought was right regardless of what the entire community was thinking about him. From the start, he already knows that he cannot win the case, but his strong sense of justice and morality is what motivates him to defend Tom in the case with much determination and to give all that he had for the case. He goes ahead to express that it is not because they have been defeated hundred years before they started that they have a reason to they have a reason to try again and win. The author used the term “licked” in most of the expressions to imply defeated.
Moses seems to be satisfied with his life because he knows it could have been much worse. Although Junior worries about what the future might hold, he enjoys the small pleasures he has in the present. Junior 's mother desires that he would write happier stories about Indians in general.This is due to the fact that everything was taken away from them as Indians. Although this happened they still overcome many day to day challenges. She tells her son
Tom Franklin had been wanting to write about a small-town police officer, and he had long had the image of a loner mechanic in my mind. When he put the two together, the story began to form. ("Q&A with Author Tom Franklin.") Art comes from life, but higher than life. Larry and Tom Franklin are similar because Larry and he both like Stephen King as a child, Larry's lots of stories are from himself.
Because of his unwillingness to fail, the writer was constantly mocked by Indians and non-Indians equally. “As Indian children, we were expected to fail in the non-Indian world. Those who failed were ceremonially accepted by other Indians and appropriately pitied by non-Indians” (6.) The surrounding, peer pressure and overall attitude in reservation’s schools stifle any attempts to change the way things go. Those who failed prevented others from success and expect others to fail as well; such philosophy goes from generation to generation.
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.
In Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie, Alexie’s father’s love for books grew to make his self-love books ending up in Alexie teaching himself how to read. Alexie describes the stereotypes and what is expected of Indian children and how Indian children were expected to basically have no knowledge Many lived up to those expectations inside the classroom but invalidated them on the outside. While other children were doing this, Alexie’s father was one of the few Indians on the reservation who went to Catholic School on purpose and was also an devoted reader. Alexie grew up around books. His father had a strong love for books as he bought them by the pound from pawn shops, goodwill and the salvation army.
Alexie is an Indian boy, who grew up on the Spokane Indian reservation, but he was a very smart child. Alexie admires his father, so he starts to like the books like him. At an early age, Alexie could not read, but he tries to recall the story from the pictures of the book. He starts with superman comic book. Also, Alexie is picking up his father books.
The story of his life in “Superman and me” by, Sherman Alex, expressed deeply of himself on how dedicated and content he was during his youthful life. As a young impecunious Indian boy, he grew up on the sides of Eastern Washington state following the path of his father’s dedication in the love of reading and writing. He self taught his way up to be an overachiever reader by constantly reading everything he saw in sight. Later in life, acting as a life saver, he taught those who lacked in reading and writing. He’s proud and prudent to this day, leading those who are inspired by his novels, poems and short stories.
He completed his studies by bothering the little white boys. He would tell them that he could write better than them, and then he would write a simple word in the dirt. They would retaliate by writing something better, resulting in free lessons for Frederick (Douglass 41). When Frederick was twelve, he read everything he could get his hands on and quickly formulated an opinion about the world. He realized how wrongly slaves were treated and became depressed at the conditions they were put through.