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...omments on how the story itself draws many comparisons between her life and American Horse. Another example of the acclaim this story received can be found in “The Journal of the Short Story in English”, where the website states that Erdrich is able to add a new dynamic to this particular story in the sense that it is unique from all her other works while she still maintains her own personal style such as using multiple point of views.
Like any other novel or short story, a lot can be learned about the actual story by understanding the historical content embedded in the piece. Louise Erdrich draws from her her imagination, life experiences, and social climate to piece together American Horse into a fictitious short story that somehow manages to give the reader a very real sense of the socioeconomic divide between the two groups portrayed in the story.
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