Part-time Essays

  • Part Time Indian

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    Introduction The true diary of a part time Indian is a novel for young adults written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney, it was published in 2007 and has won several literature awards. The book tells a story of Arnold who is a hydrocephalic, a physical impairment that makes him to be picked on and bullied and which makes him vulnerable to seizures. One of the main struggles that Arnold faces in this novel is between his part-time Indian WellPoint self (Junior) and his half-white Reardan

  • Part Time Indian Analysis

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a book that is based on a boy named Arnold Spirit and his hope. Hope plays a very important role in this book. When Arnold gets in trouble in school, his teacher talks to him and convinces him to move to a better school in order to find hope. Arnold, puzzled by this, decides to go to a school outside of his indian reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He transfers to a school called Reardan. When he started school at Reardan, he was made fun of by

  • Analysis Of 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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    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

  • Absolutely True Diary Of Part Time Indian Essay

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    “In the middle of a crazy drunk life, you have to hang on to the good and sober moments tightly.” (from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, page 216) How do you handle death and sadness? How do you stay positive through the storm of life? In Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the Native American narrator, Junior is stranded on his reservation where poverty ,alcoholism, and violence are rampant. Junior must find a way to make

  • Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian Analysis

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    drawler in search for a way out of the reservation to better his education. However, along the journey there are some obstacles he approaches because he is an Indian who is poor and has a disability. In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold Spirit, otherwise known as Junior, demonstrates empowerment by leaving the reservation he lives on to find hope in an all white school called Reardan. First and foremost, Junior shows empowerment by simply taking

  • Themes In 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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    The protagonist from the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie had boundaries, just like you and I. In my opinion, transcending boundaries is one of the most important themes throughout this story. The rez, stereotypes, and poverty all created boundaries for him. They tried holding him back and keep him stuck there. Arnold Spirit Jr. Wanted to surpass them. He wanted to be the Indian boy who broke free of all the boundaries that his surroundings set up for him.

  • Summary Of The Story 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a story about Arnold with brain damage and many conflicts. Arnold is different then other people in his tribe.He has a massive head, and his feet are gigantic. As Arnold grows older a teacher persuades him to leave his home in order to go to a different school. By going to this other school Arnold will become successful then most people in his tribe. Arnold has a talent that not many people in his tribe have. He is a great cartoonist with a big

  • Themes Of Junior In The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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    funerals in his lifetime and he is only 14. You will find out more about Junior in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Most of the people Junior has lost were due to alcohol. Alcohol is an epidemic within the Indian reservation as well as all over the world. There are many themes present in the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. One particular theme that is present throughout the story is that alcoholism kills and ruins lives. In this section

  • Analysis Of Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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    In his book the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie portrays a teenage boy, Arnold Spirit (junior) living in white man’s world, and he must struggle to overcome racism and stereotypes if he must achieve his dreams. In the book, Junior faces a myriad of misfortunes at his former school in ‘the rez’ (reservation), which occurs as he struggles to escape from racial and stereotypical expectations about Indians. For Junior he must weigh between accepting what is expected of him

  • Analysis Of Sherman Alexie's Novel 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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    lifetimes, people go through a change in identity, which despite not being physical it changes them morally and emotionally, as well as influencing their actions. Sherman Alexie capitalizes off of this with his novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (ATDPTI), which follows Junior, a boy from a Native American reservation, who switches to a school in a nearby town, which is known for being racist towards his culture; Junior changes through the novel, and develops a true sense of his own

  • Key Issues In Women's Work Summary

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    committed men would not mind earning less if they were able to spend more time with family. “58 per cent of male breadwinners - those who earned more than their partners - were more likely to want to spend more time at home, and 15 per cent wanted to work longer” (Kanji cited by Trueman 2015) So perhaps the choice between family and career is not a gender issue but a ‘nature of work’ issue whereby society does not have the time proportions of work and life correctly balanced to enable people to enjoy

  • Work Family Border Theory Literature Review

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    care as the mother is unable to be with her kids all the time. For example, Grove and

  • Essay On The Difference Between 1950's And Today

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    our country back, this is one problem that should be fixed first. America's people have changed too. Spending around a total of $40 billion. Today people are on welfare and spend about $700 billion. The amount of full time workers is 122 million people and the amount of part time workers is 27 million people. But this is still dwarfed by the 160 million people receiving government benefits. This was unheard of in the 1950's as the work force easily was bigger than those receiving benefits. People

  • Robert Peck's A Day No Pigs Would Die

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    Rob’s father as well as he kept going and doing all of the things that needed to be done even in the hardest of times. Kids today also have to do things that they don’t want to do, but they are the things that need to be done wherever that they live or work. Kids Also have some hard times throughout their life that are pretty hard however, they just keep on moving on even when they think that they need to give

  • Collective Bargaining Process Analysis

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    Collective Bargaining has been a key foundation for equality in the workplace. It has been used as a vital tool to ensure that all employees are well taken care of in areas such as fair wages, working conditions, incentive programs, grievance procedures, reduce of inequality, health benefits, layoff procedures, severance pay, and other work related factors. This paper addresses the nature of the collective bargaining process, the necessary reasons for collective bargaining and factors that contribute

  • College Admissions Essay: My Dream Career

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    importance, how will I stay motivated throughout my courses? This is a valued question that I need to take into severe consideration in order to be a successful college student .There are many ways I can stay motivated. One way is by setting aside a time each

  • Part Time Indian Friendships

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    How friendships are gained and get stronger When people think about friends, they usually have their own unique stories and experiences. Anyone who has read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie knows that the main character of the book, Arnold, is the same way. When we talk about Arnold's pals, we think of Rowdy; his friend from the reservation. We also think of the friends that he gained from when he moved to Reardan High School which were Gordy, Roger and Penelope

  • Part Time Indian Theme

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a part time Indian. Topic: 1.) In the novel, many themes are explored. Select a theme that touched you as you read the novel. Write an essay on this theme to show how lives of people are affected. Poverty and privilege theme: While reading the novel I came across a theme of poverty and privilege. There are characters such as Arnold also known as Junior which lives in poverty and this causes many problems. Then there are characters such as Penelope and Gordy which are

  • Working Part Time Reflection

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    this week is the marks six month since I went from working full time to part time. I remember worrying, as I thought that me no longer working full time was going to affect me financially and I would probably would have to work another job or even quit school. Now that I reflect back to day one of this school year, I feel that going down to work part time was the best decision I could have made for myself. I feel that working part-time has kept me at peace and I feel that I am balancing everything

  • Part-Time Indian Struggles

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    defines one’s character in life. The ability to confront one’s problems speaks volumes about their strength in character, hopefulness, and flexibility as a person. Through struggles, sacrifice, and tragedy, Junior in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, Junior adapts to survive difficult situations and faces his problems head-on. As he makes radical changes to his life, adapts to unfamiliar culture, and finds himself amongst misery and heartbreak, Junior demonstrates