Reading Leads to Prosperity Sherman Alexie recalls his childhood memory of learning to read, and his teaching experience in “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”. He devotes his interest to reading. By this way, he breaks the stereotype that Indian boys are expected to be stupid and dumb, and later on he becomes a successful writer because of his endeavor to read. Alexie vividly narrates his younger life by using metaphor and repetition with a confident tone, in order to strengthen his description of his reading talent, his influence to the other Indian boys and how he struggles in poverty to change his life. Alexie uses metaphor to illustrate his experience of reading and writing. As an Indian, he reads a large number of English books to expand his knowledge. He recollects how he becomes enthusiastic about reading when he attempts to the learn new vocabulary “paragraph”, then he begins to brainstorm and states that, “I realized that a paragraph was a fence that held words……Our reservation was a small paragraph within the United States“(16). Alexie describes that a paragraph is like a fence or a barrier to restrain or hold the surrounding things. In this case, it shows his wide and deep thinking during reading while other Indian boys struggle with basic reading. He is involved in the process of reading and it reveals his confident to make a different. On the other hand, Alexie’s metaphor indicates that he tries to break through the fence of education. He refuses to fail, and his attitude toward reading explains his aspiration to success. 2 Alexie frequently uses metaphor in his essay. He demonstrates an image in details about how he learns to read by associating the words on the Superman panel with his assumption. He quotes that,” Because [the Superman] is
“The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”
Reading “The Joy of reading and Writing: Superman and Me,” gave me a different perspective of reading and writing. Sherman Alexie, who grew up on the Spokane Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington, explains his life as an Indian boy, and how reading and writing helped his life to succeed. Alexie purposes is to discuss how he first learned how to read and write, his intelligence as a young Indian boy, and Alexie as an adult teaching creative writing….
“The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”, is written by Sherman Alexie, showed that reading can help children to be success and save their own life like Alexie by his own experience. He is born into a family that is not rich, they could not afford to buy luxury goods. However, since his father is fascinated by reading and book, he bought a lot of book that made Alexie was able to read and fascinated by reading since he was young. He used those book to teach himself what “paragraph” is and….
Summary of ‘the Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me’
In his essay “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” Sherman Alexie claimed that it was reading and knowledge which saved his life. Because, besides reading and books, his family and background was the same as other Indians who lived in the reservation: poor and underprivileged. Alexie then recalled how his father read as many books as possible, which made himself a role model to the author. Under his father’s influence, Alexie….
Even though he comes from a poor family, his father loved reading and his rooms were always piled with books. The author’s love of book was influenced by his father.
As he began to read he observed the structure of the article: “paragraph”, he found the logic behind the paragraph and apply his understanding to his everyday life.
At the same time the author began to see the world in paragraph. When he read the superman comic book, he came up a three-dimensional picture after he read through….
grandparents while others rely on themselves or teachers. After reading Sherman Alexie’s: The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me I saw how just how different people have it growing up in the education system. After reading his story I began to notice just how differently I had it growing up. Alexie, for the most part was self-taught, I myself had to rely on parents and grandparents. Learning something like reading and writing has a lot to do with the situation or environment a person grows….
“The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie and “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X are both Essays about young men trying to learn how to read, and what they got from reading. Both are very exciting and interesting Essays, but I feel that Sherman Alexie’s Essay has a tad bit more meaning; to me at least. Yes, Malcolm X’s Essay was longer, more into detail and possible a more well written Essay, but the meaning wasn’t as strong to me. Alexie took his knowledge and used it in a….
Alexie’s essay “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” (page 27).
I didn't know how to really get started on this assignment, and I'm horrible at writing, it's definetly my weakest subject, any feedback would be much appreciated.
This short story "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and me" was written by Sherman Alexie and copyrighted in 1997. "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and me" explains Alexie's life as an Indian boy and how writing and reading shaped his life….
The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me
By Sherman Alexie
According to the story “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”, the author Sherman Alexie talks about how Superman comic book became a key part of how he learned how to read. He also talks about his childhood in third person which indicates his suffering in life and by doing so, he things that it might reduce his pain. Sherman Alexie grew up on Spokane Indian Reservation in eastern Washington. As other families in reservation….
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Superman and Me
The short story "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me," Sherman Alexie explains Alexie's life as a Indian boy and how reading and writing shaped his life into what it is today. Alexie begins the article by telling how his family and him lived on a reservation in Eastern Washington state. He begins on telling how his family is poor and lives off of “a combination of irregular paychecks, hope, fear, and government surplus food….
“Superman and Me”
In the article “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie gives a biography of his life as a poor Indian boy who successfully self-educated himself through literature. Through the medium of past experiences as a minority with a strong hunger for learning, Alexie reminds everyone of the potential for an individual to overcome adversity through perseverance and diligence. With an informal tone pervading throughout his article, Alexie aims considerably at non-Indian children, hoping….