• 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 examining...
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  • Stereotypes and Contradictions
    and Contradictions It is a part of human nature to make judgments on others based solely on appearances. The short story “Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie reveals the sheer pervasiveness of stereotypes in American culture. The main character, William, is a walking contradiction in that he is a Native...
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  • Review of Works by Sherman Alexie
    own life as a 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...
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  • Native American Heritage
    and knowable even if Unknown. 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...
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  • Sherman Alexie
    subconsciously. One author that does this in several of his novels is Sherman Alexie. He takes many of the events or situations he experienced throughout his life and puts them into the lives of the characters in these books. Sherman Alexie illustrates several of the obstacles that he faced in his life through...
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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 he...
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  • judgement fair or not
    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, we see how stereotyping takes place...
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  • Salesmen Squared
    Webster Dictionary, a stereotype is, “to believe unfairly that all people... with a particular characteristic are the same" ("stereotype" par.1). Sherman Alexie writes stories that allow him to expose the stereotypes of Native American Indians. In "Flight Pattern," William is aware of the Native American...
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  • alcoholism in spokane indian
    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 affect a teenager life, where Junior, the main protagonist has lost 3 family members because of alcohol...
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  • Life on an Indian Reservation
    “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 main problems Arnold faces with living on the reservation. A. Arnold is faced with...
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  • Grief and Trauma
    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 Spirit Junior experiences grief when his grandmother passes away due to a car incident. Following by the death of Eugene...
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  • cxvbnm,
    “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 lot...
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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 many...
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  • Student
    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, but not one like...
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  • Omniscient Point of View in “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
    Omniscient Point of view in “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” The story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” by Sherman Alexie is a fictional narrative that reflects his experiences during his past and present life. The author allows the audience to become the social media...
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  • Superman and Me
    American writer, Sherman Alexie, in his essay, “Superman and Me”, (VERB) (SUBJECT). Alexie’s purpose is to tell the reader how he beat the system of being a typical typical ‘stupid Indian who accepted failure’. He went to school, taught himself how to read, and eventually left the reservation unlike the majority...
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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 of...
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  • Malcom X
    advantage. People don’t really take time to self teach themselves because maybe they don’t care , or are too lazy. But not men like Malcom X or Sherman Alexie. They also prove something to the people around them. In “The Autobiography of Malcom X” Malcom X grew up in Little in Ohama, Nebraska, where...
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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 necessary...
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  • Reservation Blues
    In the novel Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie utilizes the characters dreams to illustrate the relationship between the Native Americans and the white people. These dreams show an ongoing struggle amongst the two societies, in addition to the deterioration of the Indian culture. These dreams are better...
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