One thing Arnold does not do is complain. Even though he was "born
with water on the brain", gigantic feet, ten more teeth then normal,
stutter and a lisp, Arnold still doesn't complain though. Just because
he does not complain does not mean he loves the life he was given.
Junior still thinks life would have been much easier if he was white.
He tends to put himself down quit often.
Alexie Sherman illustrates what differences there are between the
Indians and the white people. "Indians covered their private parts
with their tiny hands" (Alexie 11). Saying that Indians have tiny
hands indicates that the whites had bigger hands therefore
meaning that they were more powerful and/or superior over the whites.
Another thing Alexie Sherman shows the readers is that Arnold
has very low self-esteem because he's used to people calling
him retarded so often that he starts to believe he really is. "And
then you'd be wondering why you're reading a story written by
such a retard" (Alexie 4). It shows that Arnold doesn't have
that much confidence in himself and he believes Indians are
treated the way they are because they deserve to be.
Alexie Sherman is saying that Indians don't be live that white
people are truly better then Indians."Some Indians think you
become white if you try to make your life better, if you become
successful" (Alexie 131). This shows how Indians have lost
all hope for themselves and that's probably why they don't even
try to make their lives better, because no matter what they do
they still aren't as good as the Indians. Some of the Spokane
Indians believe if one Indian becomes successful then he is no
longer an Indian but instead a white.
In conclusion Alexie Sherman uses alot of metaphor does/says many things to express
how the Spokane Indians feel about themselves and how they
have low self-esteem. And because of this many Indians think...
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