Alexie Sherman What You Pawn I Will Redeem

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Alexie Sherman was born and grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He spent most of his time in the library because most of the reservation kids would tease him about his large head due to the fact that he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Because of all the time that he had spent in the library his reading comprehension and knowledge was at a immensely high level compared to the other kids who would turn away from learning. Alexie Sherman wanted to get a good education so he transferred to a high school to get enough credits for college. In his high school career he was captain of the basketball team, president of his entire class, and graduated with honors. Alexie Sherman was pressured into alcohol that got to the point where he had dropped out of school and began waiting…show more content…
After giving up drinking he applied and got accepted into Washington State University. One of the classes he took was poetry and after his professor read one of the short stories that he had wrote, she said that he should become a writer. This inspired Alexie to start writing short stories which soon became popular. What Alexie Sherman writes about usually includes Indians maybe even a character with downfalls that is challenged to complete a certain journey that is presented to himself/herself, but these stories also have a comical element to them which makes them creatively interesting and fun to read. In “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” the story is intriguing because the protagonist had gotten what he had hoped for even though he failed so many times on his short quest which represents a good life lesson, that you can't succeed

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