• Poetic Analyze
    Poetry Analysis Sherman Alexie is Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie wrote a poem called “The Reservation Cab Driver”. The title contributes to understand the poem and understand who the cab driver was. In this poem, Alexie uses a symbolism he also uses some metaphor, irony and imagery. By...
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  • Stereotypes and Contradictions
    is the theme I am discussing in this paper, which are stereotypes. He also discusses the different opinions on Sherman Alexie’s themes. He says, “One of Bird's most serious charges against Alexie is that in Reservation Blues he ‘'prey[s]' upon’ his community and culture in perpetuating damaging...
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  • Review of Works by Sherman Alexie
    Native American growing up on a reservation dissatisfied him to the point of leaving to pursue a better life. The man being spoken of goes by the name of Sherman Alexie. And he is not afraid to share his experiences with the people. Sherman Alexie's work is like a straight shot into the mind of a...
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  • Native American Heritage
    . Poetry Analysis Sherman Alexie is Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie wrote a poem called “The Reservation Cab Driver”. The title contributes to understand the poem and understand who the cab driver was. In this poem, Alexie uses a symbolism he also uses some metaphor, irony and imagery. By examining...
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  • Sherman Alexie
    Part-Time Indian. Sherman Alexie was born on October 7, 1996 in the tiny town of Wellpinit on the Spokane reservation in Washington (“The Lone” 54). Alexie faced many obstacles that he had to overcome in his childhood, but one of them in particular was a major setback. At six months old, Alexie was...
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  • Sherman Alexie Identity
    Rosendo Hernandez Professor Padget English 102-047 April 20, 2013 Sherman Alexie and the Native American Identity Sherman Alexie is a Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Indian who grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on a reservation. He acknowledges that his origin and upbringing affect everything that...
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  • Salesmen Squared
    which money is not as important as relationships. Alexie makes the reader see that Jackson embraces being a Native American Indian, while William proves he doesn't want to be a stereotype of the Native American Indian. This is especially evident by William's conversation with the cab driver, “I am a...
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  • alcoholism in spokane indian
    , however, it is a huge factor contributed to the death rate each year. It has ruined an innumerable number of people lives due to excessive drinking or affect by an alcoholic person. In his book, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, Sherman Alexie emphasizes how significance alcohol can...
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  • judgement fair or not
    see what is in the outside. In the short story “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie gives a very good example of how society stereotypes a person. Alexie used stereotypes to show readers that instead of judging of appearances we should get to know a person first. In the short story by Alexie...
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  • Life on an Indian Reservation
    Marc Mezzacappa Mr. Krueger English III – Period 7 21 October 2012 “Hardships of Living on an Indian Reservation” Thesis: In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie illustrates the problems faced with living on a reservation. I. Poverty is one of the...
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  • Grief and Trauma
    Grief and Trauma Grief can be described as a collection of sorrow, misery and pain, which is usually followed by trauma. Grief and trauma are intensely expressed in the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The main Character, Arnold...
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  • Student
    Davion Mitchell 12/08/10 English Class Block 4 A fantastic novel was created by a very intelligent person by the name of: Sherman Alexie. “ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” Most people will experience a death of a close family member or a friend...
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    “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” is a young adult book written by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney. Life on the Spokane Indian Reservation is hard, especially for fourteen-year-old Junior, who because of switching to Reardan, the school for “white kids,” is facing a...
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  • Wide Reading
    THE ABSOLUTE DIARY OF BEING A PART TIME INDIAN SHERMAN ALEXIE-SHELLEY SMITH The protagonist of this novel is Arnold Sprit Jr. and the novel begins with him explaining the fact that he was born with an brain damage he calls, water in the skull, it resulted that Arnold had surgery but left with...
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  • Omniscient Point of View in “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    omniscient point of view, he allows the audience to identify him as a living part of the story through Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s reasoning. Sherman Alexie describes how his characters live life on the reservation. As an omniscient narrator he does a vivid rendering and gives the spectator a...
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  • Superman and Me
    read, and eventually left the reservation unlike the majority of Indians on the reservation. He adopts a sarcastic tone in order to motivate young Native American children not to fall into that stereotype. Sherman Alexie takes on the following strategies to convey his position: hyperboles, repetition...
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  • Reservation Blues
    In Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie extensively uses dreams to portray the relationship between white people and Native Americans. The dreams depict a constant struggle between the two societies, as well as a gradual extinction of the Indian culture. A complete picture of the Native American way...
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  • Fingerprints
    thoughts through the story of a young man named Junior. The great thing about being introduced to a man through his work is that he reveals himself to you through nothing but the deepest and best thoughts; and Sherman had many. Sherman Alexie was a Native American who grew up on a reservation in...
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  • A True Ambassador
    Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie utilizes a variety of methods to create a modern but genuine Native American novel. Readers report Alexie’s style "never misses a beat, never sounds a false note" (Alexie). Indeed, Sherman Alexi offers a fragmented writing style, however it shall prove to be...
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  • Malcom X
    Superman comic book. He grew up on an Indian reservation. He self taught him self. All his classmates would tease him and told him to stay quiet. “We were Indian children who were expected to be quiet” But Sherman Alexie refused to fail, he believed he was smart. He wanted to prove that he was...
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