The book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. When Arnold decided to leave the reservation and go to school at Reardon all things went downhill for him and he thought it was the end of the world. When Arnold got to Reardon the white people treated him horribly and made fun of him. They thought that because he is an Indian he wouldn’t do anything about it. When Grandmother Spirit passes away Arnold doesn’t know how to deal with it but then more people pass away in his life and Arnold feels like the world is falling down on him and he doesn’t know what to do.
Friendship Has No Labels How did Arnold make so many friends? In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie shows the multiple different types of friendships and how there are different ways they are made. Rowdy showed us that friendships can last a lifetime. Roger showed us that friendships can be unexpected, and Gordy showed us that sometimes friends can come to you at unexpected times. Arnold meets Roger when he first goes to Rearden, Alexie shows that friends can be created in places you would never expect.
In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold the main character is being interviewed by a sports reporter before the big game against Arnold's old school on the Spokane Indian reservation, Arnold is asked if he has anything to prove in this game, and he responds, "I have to prove that I am stronger than everybody else. I have to prove that I will never give up. I will never quit playing hard. And I don't just mean in basketball. I'm never going to quit living life this hard, you know?
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.
First, in both the book and the movie Victor and Arnold’s parents are alcoholics. Victor's dad struggles with alcohol throughout all of Victor's childhood up until he leaves Victor and his wife. Eventually he gives up drinking but he dies soon after. Arnold's dad is also an alcoholic so is his dad's best friend Eugene. One day Eugene got very wasted and ended up getting in a fight with another man.
As Frank, Roy and Dorothy return home, they see some "lights in some neighbors ' houses" (37) and even saw "a man at the window across the street, both his hands to the glass" watching as they walked in (37). It was like the whole world was ready to watch and look at the man who killed
Since her son’s death, Amy had been containing her emotions as much as possible trying to come into terms with her child’s passing. She often spent her days visiting friends and seeking their comfort to keep her mind away from her son. Amy eventually broke down in rage in front of her husband during their confrontation exclaiming, “Friends make pretense of following to the grave, but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand. But the world’s evil. I won’t have grief so if I can change it.
Kasey Otazu 11118 Midterm The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a bestseller written by author Sherman Alexie it tells the story of Junior. Junior is growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is determined to take his future into his own hands because his fear of ending up like the people around him. The book follows important themes such as managing misery with humor, chasing hopes and aspirations, racism, the support of family, alcoholism and living in between two cultures. Despite having such important topics the book is band by many schools because of how freely sexuaity and rascim is written which it should not be.
The narrator in the novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” is called Arnold Spirit, most people in Wellpinit called him Junior. He lived with his parents, grandmother and sister in Native American’s reservation. However, he left his hometown and study in white people’s school on Reardan in order to have a better life and reach his dream. Wellpinit and Reardon have different quality of life, future and friendship which impact Arnold’s life on vary ways. The most obvious difference between that two places are quality of life.