Sherman Alexie Superman And Me

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Sherman Alexie’s, “The Joy of reading and writing: Superman and Me” is a well descriptive and narrated essay of Alexie’s own childhood and his ambition to read. It explores through his struggle to gain literacy as an Indian boy living on a reservation. He starts his piece by describing the environment he lived in and his fathers’ admiration for books. As a result of his father’s strong admiration for books, Alexie was drown into it as well. He started reading everything and anything he can find. As Indian child on the reservation, he was already expected to fail and had a very low intellectual expectations as any other Indian. However, Alexie knew the only thing that can save his life is reading; hence, he refused to fail and vowed to defy
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