Absolutely True Diary Of Part Time Indian Analysis

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie based on his own life experiences explores the differences and journey of a warm hearted and misunderstood protagonist Arnold ‘junior’ Spirit during his first year at high school. Living on the Spokane Indian reservation Alexie highlights the cultural and psychological highs and lows through friendship, racism and poverty from living on the reservation that is a place of stagnation. ‘Junior’ discovers the lack of education and hope for the residents as he decides to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. Twenty miles away Junior is an outcast in a white community and school of Reardan High, as he juggles two identities “red on the outside, white on the inside” (page 132).…show more content…
Alexie highlights the profound message of poverty that occurs against Native Americans through the focaliser Junior. The excerpt relates identically towards the book and its themes and features as it brings forth assumptions of the rejection and neglect that these Native Americans have experienced due to their poverty struck ways as junior concedes in the excerpt “we reservation Indians don’t get to realize our dreams, we don’t get those chances. Or choices. We’re just poor. That’s all we are” (Alexie 2007, p13) The inclusiveness of this statement made by Junior, implies that the whole community in the reservation are motionless in their lives because of their lack of
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