The Boy Nobody Could Handle Analysis

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Everyone needs to experience hopelessness in order to find hope because it plays an essential part of life to have hope. Without hope, nothing would be accomplished nor would anyone want to accomplish them, for without hope, there will only anticipation for failure. Two different stories talk about two different young men with one thing in common; they find hope after leading a hopeless life. The main character from Alexie’s The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feels like nothing, a nobody due to his birth defects and the lack of hope throughout the reservation he lives on. After finding inspiration from one of many mentors, he leaves the reservation which starts his journey to finding hope, just like the main character in Vonnegut’s short story ,”The Boy Nobody Could Handle”. Living without a mother and having a father walk out on him, The main character doesn’t seem to have much going for him. He lives his life bouncing between foster houses until ending up with his uncle who didnt even try to give him the time of day to help him. The main character soon found hope due to his uncles friend who shows him how to express himself through music, ultimately restoring hope to the main character. These two young men had both lived a good part of their lives without hope only to have it restored through the help of a mentor.…show more content…
Junior, the main character from Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Jim Donnini, the main character of Vonnegut’s story “The Boy Nobody Could Handle”, both of them and their stories demonstrate how hopelessness leads to finding hope quite
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