What You Pawn I Will Redeem Analysis

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mber 18, 2015 In Sherman Alexies “What you pawn I will redeem” his main character Jackson Jackson comes to play in the story as homeless drunk man. The way Alexie makes Jackson Jackson personality to view life despite his situation is quite unique. Jackson Jackson is a character filed with hope all throughout the story, more hope than most of us will ever have. The situation he faces lead him to more and more optimism. He lives his life so different from ours, things that we would only happen a rare odd one in a life time things, he carries that believe, that hope, that he will be fortunate enough in whatever the situation he is in. He is of the few who live life looking always at the good in it. In this story money is not looked at, as the way most us people view it. We live in a world that revolves around money, even though it is nothing more than a piece of paper. Sure Jackson Jackson uses money but he does not seem to ambition it. When he has money he is not stingy with it, yet all the…show more content…
It is not seen as an object that has sentimental value with the memory of his grandmother, yet more of being able to get that feeling he is going to be back at home. That he will be part of his ancestors and be part of what they were. The regalia is represents a symbol of hope and happiness brought into Jackson Jacksons life. Which can in a since give him a feel of who he truly wants to be. His culture might not physically be brought back, but he now is able to carry a pieces of it with him not only physically but in his soul as well. When Jackson Jackson put on his grandmothers regalia he said, “They all watched me dance with my grandmother. I was my grandmother, dancing” (Alexie 28). Basically he is saying he is now who wanted to be all along. It was more than just a feeling of his grandmothers’ presence, but more like her an her as well as his culture being

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