I really enjoyed reading Flight Patterns because the story it told really kept me reading. The way William was portrayed as a character and the way he and Fedaku conversed was so interesting. Fekadu and William bond over their normal foe, establishing a racial generalization in Flight Patterns. At the point when William relates his trepidation of flying after September eleventh, conceding that he was planning to be encompassed by "a quarter century...
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...be a girl or a boy. I want to be a yellow and orange leaf some little kid picks up and pastes in his scrapbook" (51). In neglecting to address the potential for a future in which generalizations don 't exist, Alexie shuts William 's reality as a spot in which Native Americans will perpetually be astringent, African Americans will always be casualties, and white Americans will everlastingly be in charge of all racial abuse.
At the end of Flight Patterns Alexie really leaves you wondering about Fedaku and his story, because you don’t know whether to believe him or not. Alexie does not show us whether William believes him or not and I really enjoy that, it really gets you to think about it. William doesn’t know if Fedaku is lying or not but he wants to believe him. William unsurely says, “Your stories, I want to believe you.” It really makes you wonder, and I love that.
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