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    In How to Write the Great American Indian Novel‚ the author Sherman Alexie uses imagery‚ synecdoche‚ and repetition to develop the central idea that Native Americans are stereotyped. Society gives them a stereotype where all Indians live their life a same‚ specific way‚ otherwise they aren’t considered Indians. For example‚ Alexie uses imagery to show a stereotype of every Indian man that white women have a deep love interest in. “White women feign disgust at the savage in blue jeans and a t-shirt

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    How does the author of you chosen text heighten the entertainment value within it? In Sherman Alexie’s written text‚ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian‚ readers follows the journey of a teen protagonist named Junior; on his quest for belonging in this world. In the novel‚ realistic depiction of adolescent life and the social conditions of Native Americans as a minority is shown to the audience. However‚ the entertainment value of the text is heightened with the presentation of Junior’s

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    literature. Each of them has added to a growing genre that explores what it’s like to move to this country in pursuit of the ever-elusive “American Dream.” Sherman Alexie is one such writer. However‚ his theme is not one of searching for the “American Dream.” His theme addresses what happens when the “American Dream” lands on you. Sherman Alexie is Native American‚ and his stories expose one of America’s dirty little secrets. In the paragraphs that follow‚ I will review Alexie’s life‚ the genre

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    Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 and raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington. Although born with a severe case of hydrocephalus‚ he astonishingly recovered and learned to read at an early age. Alexie used his social rejection to concentrate on his studies. In 1985‚ he was awarded a scholarship to Gonzaga University where he regrettably began abusing alcohol. His college years can be described as depressing and inspiring. His alcoholism compelled him to convey his

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    Sherman Alexie is a Native American writer‚ best known for his works “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven‚” Smoke Signals‚ “What You Pawn‚” and “Indian Education.” In every story Alexie’s style is recognizable‚ making his works incredibly unique to his culture. Within his writings‚ his imagery is beyond belief‚ his description of “He’s got those great big cheekbones that are like planets‚ you know‚ with little moons orbiting them‚” (What You Pawn‚ 1) gives you a picture of Junior. Alexie

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    Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie‚ a Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Indian‚ is one of the most prominent Native American writers of his generation. His works reflect the overpowering influence of alcoholism and poverty that pervade life on the reservation. With dark humor and ironic wit‚ Alexie boldly portrays the harsh realities of reservation life and gives voice to the anger that results from media distortion of Native American culture. Alexie was born October 7‚ 1966‚ and raised on the Spokane Indian

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    Sherman Alexie Journey

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    In Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian‚ the main character Arnold “Junior” Spirit undergoes a lot of ups and downs mentally. He is a 14-year-old Spokane Indian. Due to his health problems‚ he lacks the self-esteem needed to be successful. The Spokane Indian Reservation‚ in Wellpinit‚ Washington‚ suffers from poverty. One of the problems which force most Indians to give up on their hopes and dreams. The first few chapters‚ Junior describes how dismal his life on the reservation

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    Sherman Alexie Biography

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    Sherman Alexie is a Native American that prefers the term Indian to describe his race. Alexie was born on October 7‚ 1966. He grew up as a Spokane Indian‚ and was raised on the Indian Reservation in Wellpinit‚ Washington. Sherman was born with a condition that had a lot of liquid in his cranium. He went to school on the reservation and stated it was challenging because he was teased as a child (This is How). They would call him the Globe because his head was bigger than the normal. Sherman was excellent

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    Sherman Alexie was a young Indian child that was driven to know how to read and right. He was determined to turn other opinions‚ that didn’t matter to him‚ down and set out to do what he had the desire to do. Alexie didn’t let the stereotype that ¨he was an Indian¨ slow him down either. Indians were expected to be at a lower education level‚ but Alexie wasn’t willing to obtain that thought. Frustrated with the lack of change in his Indian community‚ Sherman Alexie sets out to defy stereotypes‚ and

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    Sherman Alexie – Reflection Sherman Alexie has created and developed the character Thomas Builds-The-Fire in his book‚ “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven‚” because he is shown as a Native American of old tradition whereas Victor is shown as a modern-day Indian. Thomas is presented in Sherman Alexie’s stories with innumerous knowledge of reservation life and Indian culture. He is there to tell the history of his people through stories detailed with emotions as if he experienced them

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