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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie Sherman “I have to prove that I am stronger than everybody else. I have to prove that I will never give up. I will never quit playing hard.” pg (132). Junior is an intelligent Native American teenager that wishes for nothing more than a hopeful future. Though the story is written with a humorous tone the message of the novel is tragic. The tragedy that Alexie through the voice of Arnold presents in his story is that Native American have

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    reading the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian‚ I got a much better understanding of what that title means. When you think of part-time you normally think of having a part-time job when you only work some days but not all the time. Well that is a lot like the life of the main character in this story. Throughout the book‚ Junior manages to be “half Indian” and “half white.” He says “ It was like being Indian was my job.” How could someone be “half Indian” and “half white?”

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Essay In Sherman Alexie’s novel‚ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian‚ is a tale of a young Native American boy who has a struggle with poverty‚ a need for support in his decision making‚ and a show of courage when times seem hopeless. Junior is not a typical Native American boy. He wants to succeed in life and the only way to do that is leave the reservation for better schooling. The story takes place in times of great despair as well as

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    Junior is a teenage Indian who lives in a reservation with his parents‚ and sister‚ who later moves out. He has many traits which some are good‚ but some are bad. Explained below are three of his best traits. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian‚ by Sherman Alexie‚ the main character of this book‚ Junior‚ is a good basketball player‚ a brave Indian for leaving the reservation to go to Reardon - a white school -‚ and draws cartoons to express his feelings to others. The first trait Junior

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian After reading the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian‚ I got a much better understanding of what that title means. When you think of part-time you normally think of having a part-time job when you only work some days but not all the time. Well that is a lot like the life of the main character in this story. Throughout the book‚ Junior manages to be “half Indian” and “half white.” He says “ It was like being Indian was my job

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    The act of not judging before truly knowing is something that most people struggle not to do. In the novel “The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie‚ Arnold Spirit understands this thoroughly. He falls victim to others judging him too quickly but on the other hand he also does the same to his white friends. He makes decisions about them and their homes before he has any idea. If he hadn’t given up these false notions‚ he may have missed out on some quality people. He then

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    The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian is the name of the book I’m reading .The genre is (semi-autobiographical novel) .Theme the Theme of the book is race doesn’t matter every one is the same every deserves the same respect as everyone else .Hope well Junior was given hope he got the education he deserves because he cared and saw that the book was as old as his mother .Junior he was weak and frustule but he got friends like Rowdy and his sister also his family he got a better education

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    It All Goes Down Wellpinit and Reardan‚ WA The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian features two main settings‚ the Pacific Northwest towns of Wellpinit and Reardan. These contrasting locations – one an impoverished Indian reservation and the other an affluent white community – become very important to the ever-shifting identity of our narrator‚ Arnold Spirit‚ Jr. Wellpinit‚ WA First‚ there’s Wellpinit‚ the home of the Spokane Indian Reservation where Arnold lives with his mother‚ father

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    Optimism is defined as the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. Everyone has the ability to be optimistic‚ but it is up to those to chose if they will be‚ or not. In “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie‚ Junior is a Spokane Indian who was born with a mixture of medical problems. He considers education very important‚ so he leaves the reservation to learn at an all-white school. Junior experiences many issues throughout his life‚ and because

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    problems and he nearly died. The fact that he survives‚ show us that he is strong and determined. 2. They are biased and irresponsible for their customers. They think that Indians don’t feel as much pain as other races do. They put money and time first instead of the health of the patients. ’Our white dentist believed that Indians only felt half as much pain as white people did‚ so he only gave us half the Novocain.’ 3. They think that Junior is weird and they alienate him because of his appearance

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