The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian Character Analysis

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Junior’s Determination Authors give their characters many different character traits that are shown throughout the whole story. The author Sherman Alexie Showed this with her characters in the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. One of his characters Junior was seen as determined. Junior is a very determined person because he switched schools to get a better education, he continued playing in the basketball game after being injured, and he was able to not let Rowdy score points by guarding him. Junior is determined because he switched schools to get a better education. In the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Mr.P informs Junior about what schools on reservations are doing to the Indians going to school there and how he should switch schools to Rearden for a better education. Later that night when he tells his parents that he wants to move schools he says, “The kids at Rearden are the smartest and most athletic kids anywhere. They are the best. I want to go to Reardan” (Alexie 46). This shows that Junior thinks that everything about Rearden school is much better than the schools on the reservation. He is eager to get a better education and to have a better life. He also still left the reservation even knowing that many people from the reservation would disapprove his decision. Most people, who are not determined, would have probably instantly changed their decision about switching schools as soon as they found out about all of the
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