Response of The joy of reading and writing: superman and me -----More than just joy, beyond the topic itself
Speaker represented that in his childhood, Indians were expected to be stupid and ignorant, but speaker refused to fail, to be stupid and ignorant. He thought he was smart and arrogant. There were two reasons that he loved reading, one was his father loved reading books, and he loved his father with an aching devotion. The other reason was that he refused to be dumb and fool. He wanted to change his life, change his destiny and all the destiny of Indians. When he grown up, he became a teacher and also a writer, and he taught his students reading and writing, many of his students were writing their own poems, short stories, and novels. They read speaker’s books and many other books. Speaker could saw their bright eyes and arrogant wonder. They were trying save their lives. But there were still some students didn’t realize their foolish, they refused to study, and resist. Speaker just felt worry about it. When speaker was a child, he read all his father’s books, he read all things which have words and paragraphs. In the third paragraph of article, it was mentioned that speaker began to think everything in terms of paragraphs. For example, “ Our reservation was a small paragraph within the united states. My family’s house was a small paragraph, from other paragraphs of the LeBrets to the north, the Fords to our south, and the Tribal school to the west. Inside our house, each family member existed as a separate paragraph but still had genetics and common experiences to link us. Now, using this logic, I can see my changed family as an essay of seven paragraphs: mother, father, older brother, the deceased sister, my younger twin sister, and our adopt little brother.” (Alexie 16) The speaker was so fascinated by books that he imagined all things as a paragraph. According to this clue, we could understand speaker was so solicitously wanted...
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