Sherman Alexie Research Paper

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Why does Sherman Alexie believe that books are the savior of our lives? Books and education saved Sherman Alexie’s life, he wants to inspire kids to save their own lives, and set a future for themselves, because he was expected to be stupid and he believes that books can save other people’s lives. “books. “i say to them. “Books, “I say. I throw my weight against locked doors. The door holds. I am smart. I am arrogant. I am lucky. I am trying to save our lives.” “my father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well.” “I read anything that had words and paragraphs, I read with equal parts of joy and desperation. I loved those books, but I also knew love only has one purpose, I was trying…show more content…
He wanted to be a pediatrician and look what he is now, a writer.He is Teaching kids that books and education do save lives and changes lives because he is something totally different than what he wanted to become. There are kids that are just like him, and then there are the kids that sit in the back of the classroom with no inspiration or imagination with a pen or pencil and he wants those kids and the kids that look at him with bright faces and inspiration in their eyes, they are inspired by Sherman Alexie, they read his books, they have started writing their own short stories, novels and poems, he was trying to save their lives by breaking down doors. In interpretation number one the quote proves my prompt because he is breaking down doors for these kids but all they are, are crabs in a bucket when SHerman Alexie pulls them they just go right back down because they do not want to learn or read but when he teaches them that books save lives they want to learn. The next evidence prove that books are the savior of our lives because, it all started with Sherman Alexie’s father, if Sherman did not take after his dad and choose books and education, he would not had of saved his own life, he also would not of been able to save these other children's

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