Indian School And No Face Analysis

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Comparing and contrasting Indian education and no face How could two very different people have the same struggles? Victor and no face both live in different countries and have different problems but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t the same in some ways. No face from No face by Junot Diaz has a medical problem, and victor from Indian education by Sherman Alexie has race problem. Victor is an Indian boy that struggles with unworthy schooling life and dealing with racism. No face is a dominican boy that struggles with lack of schooling and medical deformity.These are the reasons why they are different. Victor and no face share similar struggles but differ in reasoning and opportunities. Victor and no face share similar struggles …show more content…
They both live in different countries and they have very different things that are available to them. Two of the main opportunities that they differ in are there schooling and the stuff that they are able to do with their lives. In victor's case he had it better then no face does. The reasons behind this is that victor got to attend school and attend a college after high school when no face could not. In the seventh grade victor switch to a better school that he will learn and be successfully at. Even though he was doing good in school he felt like an outcast back the white people didn’t understand his Indian name. He said that after he told people his Indian name that “no one spoke to me for another five hundred years” they didn’t really not talk to him for five hundred years but they did not talk to him for awhile. With no one talking to him he felt like an outcast but he would not let that interfere with his schooling. When victor was in twelfth grade he was the valedictorian of his farm town high school class. He earned many awards, accomplishments, and scholarships this shows that he worked hard in his education to get where he now is. Victor says that “I try to remain storic for the the photographers as I look toward the future” and about his classmates he says “they smile for the photographer as they look back toward tradition”. By saying that he means that he want to be different and do something with his life and his classmates just want to do what everyone else has and not make a change. In no faces case he never attended school so he never really got an education unlike victor. This is a very big difference because victor had an education and understood much more then no face did. You can see no faces lack of education is some part within the story. One of these parts are that he is very immature and acting like a superhero. He acts like a superhero

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