• otherness
    being different. C. This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona In Sherman Alexie's “This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona” the character Victor finds out his father passed away. His father lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Victor needed to find a way to retrieve his remains as well as...
    Premium 1127 Words 5 Pages
  • Arizona Analysis
    This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona Analysis This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, is a short story written in first person by Sherman Alexie, who is indeed a Native American from the Spokane Indian Reservation. Victor Joseph is the main character of the short story and is also...
    Premium 1443 Words 6 Pages
  • What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    honesty. Work Cited Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell. This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona. Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. Boston: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. 287-95. Print. Baker, Anaya M. "Literary Analysis: This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona, by Victor Joseph - by Anaya M. Baker - Helium." Helium - Where Knowledge Rules. Web. 08 Nov. 2010. ....
    Premium 1186 Words 5 Pages
  • The Last Story Teller
    . The boys sat next to each other on the flight along with a tiny white woman who had the window seat. Thomas begins a conversation with the woman despite Victor’s embarrassment. In “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizonacharacter is shown by ““Excuse me, miss,” Thomas asked. “Are you a...
    Premium 861 Words 4 Pages
  • Plot "This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona"
    Angela Smith Mrs. Black Engl. 1102 January 31 2014 Plot “This is what it means to say Phoenix,Arizona” “This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona” by Sherman Alexie is about the life struggles of two American Indians named Victor and Thomas Builds-the-Fire. Victor,the...
    Premium 1045 Words 5 Pages
  • Sherman Alexie
    interest in these characters because of the way they deal with their circumstances Plot- the elements of plot which are nicely shown in "This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” is a wonderful frame story containing examples of flashback,... Victor’s father has passed away in Phoenix and needs...
    Premium 906 Words 4 Pages
  • That Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    Anh Phan Professor Frank English 112 September 28, 2012 “That Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” In short story Sherman Alexie. “That is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona, he creates three main characters, Victor, Victor’s father, and Thomas who have three different personalities...
    Premium 623 Words 3 Pages
  • Comparison and contrast of What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona
    during the trip. Louse Erdrich also wrote a story about two natives who took a road trip to bond named The Red Convertible. In both stories two natives lived on a preservation as kids. A key difference in stories was that Victor who was the main character from This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix...
    Premium 466 Words 2 Pages
  • Sherman Alexie Reflection
    Americans went through, people do not take the time to listen to him because they are moving on and becoming more modern. In the story, “This is what it means to say Phoenix Arizona,” Thomas is characterized as “the storyteller nobody wanted to listen to” and “talking to himself like he always did...
    Premium 1316 Words 6 Pages
  • Rebirth: Renewal of Self, Friendship, and Love
    that the cycle of life actually goes in the order of birth, death, and rebirth. This belief in rebirth symbolizes not only the renewal of life but also the existence and growth of a human being. Author, Sherman Alexie of “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix Arizona” gives many examples of rebirth...
    Premium 1056 Words 5 Pages
  • What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona
    in any story is to add depth, often emphasizing the message or meaning of a story as a whole. The symbolism in “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix Arizona” is what adds depth to the characters and events that take place in the story. Without an understanding of these symbols, ones interpretation of...
    Premium 611 Words 3 Pages
  • Native Americans Analytical Essay
    Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona and The Black Elk Speaks; ignorance and remorse are present, and they lead to confusion for different characters' identity. In This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, the main character Victor, Native American of course, portraits his anger and remorse against his...
    Premium 1194 Words 5 Pages
  • Conflict Within the Mind
    Conflict Within Thyself Jermaine Kelly ENG 102 072 Prof. Messina Essay 1 October 2nd, 2007. 1 Sherman Alexie's story, "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona", states mainly how two Native Americans struggle to adapt to modern times and their culture, and the conflict they...
    Premium 1372 Words 6 Pages
  • fdasfafda
    conveyed through his metaphor-laden writings. Technically, Alexie starts most of his stories in a melancholy tone, describing a miserable life the central character is in. The three of his pieces, except for “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” which is a part of interconnected short...
    Premium 1438 Words 6 Pages
  • Tenjing
    Dawa sherpa prof: Shavvone Johnson eng : 210 "This is what it means to say Phoenix Arizona ", is a short story mostly centered on american indian characters and perspectives. The story is told in third person view point. The author Sherman Alexie presents the indian perspective of the...
    Premium 920 Words 4 Pages
  • What It Means to Say Phoneix Arizona
    This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, ArizonaThis Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” by Sherman Alexie, is a short story based on the friendship of two Native American men, who over time lost the bond they once shared, but because of a recent event, are brought together again to recount...
    Premium 1584 Words 7 Pages
  • This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    Lorisa Qumawunu June 7, 2013 English 102 Essay #1(revision) “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” In the short story, “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, by Sherman Alexie, I looked at two characters: Thomas and Victor. Thomas Builds-the...
    Premium 739 Words 3 Pages
  • Otherness
    to a single person, and sometimes even to a single person within a group of ‘others.’ This person’s otherness is so profound that it supersedes even the otherness of their group. I would define ‘otherness,’ as in relation to the short story “This Is What It Means To Say Phoenix, Arizona,” as one...
    Premium 817 Words 4 Pages
  • What Does It Mean: the Lone Ranger and Tonto
    characters get out of the trap of the suspended Indian, the one with no connection to reality. The story “This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona” presents the journey of Victor and Thomas to obtain the remains of Victor’s dead father. In the text Alexie subverts the stereotypes of Indians...
    Premium 2611 Words 11 Pages
  • My Evaluative Essay on "Everyday Use" and “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona"
    tradition and culture in Sherman Alexie’s “This Is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”, was very apparent. It had an enormous role in the development of this short story. Sherman Alexie used the character Thomas-Builds-the-Fire in a way that helped represent what the Native American tradition and...
    Premium 1113 Words 5 Pages