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    of the time, unless you live or grew up on an Indian reservation, you would not be able to get a glimpse at that life. However, Sherman Alexie gave the public an opportunity to see what life was like for those from reservations in his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Taking place from the 1960-1980’s, the book allowed readers to understand many of the struggles that Native Americans went through. The book, made up of short stories, also puts the audience on the same level as the

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    In the stories of Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven there is an external conflict of man vs. man. A conflict is the struggle between opposing forces in a story or a play, according to Prof. Clay. The conflict can either be internal or external, but in this case it is external because both characters struggle with a man vs. man conflict. Both stories also share a motif of a love/hate relationship. A motif is an idea or symbol that

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    Distinct manifestations of narrow-mindedness give rise to conflict in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” and in Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” In the former, conflict arises because the narrator is blinded by his own limited understanding of the world. He struggles to reconcile his ill-informed assumptions with the reality that he finds himself experiencing, but ultimately finds hope and resolution. In the latter, constraints imposed by racial stereotypes leave the narrator

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight In Heaven Defining exactly what shapes ethnic identity in the United States is the hardest question I can imagine being asked. As a child born in the United States, I find this question so difficult because I have been exposed to a large variety of cultures within the small boundaries of my own family. This makes it very difficult to determine one, or even a few characteristics that define ethnic identity. In the case of many of these novels, the task of

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    general loss of control at one point in our lives, weather you are black, native American, Hispanic, or white. Race, skin color or nationality does not matter. This is the reoccurring theme in both of the text, “Women Hollering Creek” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven”. Women Hollering Creek is a story by Sandra Cisneros a noted Mexican novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1954). It is a story of a young Mexican girl Cleofilas, who with visions of grandeur leaves

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    “. . . every little war, every little hurricane. I’ll take my Indian thumb and my white fingers on my strong right hand and I’ll take my white thumb and my Indian fingers on my clumsy left hand and I’ll make fists, furious.” In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, written in 1993 by Sherman Alexie, he describes the present-day Native American experience through a series of short stories. Throughout the stories Alexie describes Native Americans in a very sad way. Many of the characters

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    Comparing Black Elk Speaks and The Lone Ranger and Tonto FistFight in Heaven Traditionally, Native American Literature has been an oral genre. Although Native American Literature was the first American literature created, it has been the last to be recognized -and, to some extent, is still waiting for full recognition (www.usc.edu). With the Indian being forced to assimilate, their literature was forced to take on a written form. Although the traditional way of storytelling has changed, Native

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    Analysis of Sherman Alexie's 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven' and 'Smoke Signals' Sherman Alexie based on some short stories included in his book, 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,' wrote the screenplay for the movie 'Smoke Signals.' Both the movie and the book portray problems that Indians had to deal with, and how they dealt with it. The book is far more complex than the movie, showing a wider variation of characters facing different situations. In the movie

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    same food. If a person tried to be unique, the society would try to drag that person down to society’s hopeless status. Personally, I couldn’t stand a minute in a world like that. Unfortunately, worlds like these exist. In Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Alexie writes about a typical Indian reservation in the United States without hope, diversity, uniqueness, heroes and role models. A large majority of the Native American population are hopelessly drinking their lives

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    Heritage as an Idea of Oneself in Bless Me Ultima and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Traveling through humanity is a never-ending story.  Traveling through ethnicity is an ever changing journey.  Is race or culture a matter of color?  Is it a way of life;  or a decision an individual makes?  Is it an idea one has of themselves?  In the novels, Bless Me Ultima (Anaya 1972) and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie 1993), two different minority characters, Tony and

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    like is glorified to be. Sherman Alexie uses his literary talent to expose the truth inside the reservation. In particular, in his short stories, “The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation No Longer Flashes Red,” “Every Little Hurricane,” and “Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” Alexie reveals the ever continuous cycle trend of alcoholism, poverty, and racial injustice from one generation to the next. As the trend continues, the earlier it seems that the Native American youth are falling

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    Native american Indians

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    frequent in their homes and unemployment is high. To keep tribal cultures a live, Native Americans story tells. Storytelling gives meaning to a tribe's past and existence. Writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie published a book called, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993). His writing involves his experiences as a Native American growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The stories in the book consist of love, leadership, honor, connections to earth, and relation to animals

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    Stereotypes of Native Americans in Modern Films There are many stereotypes about Native Americans which are promoted in today's films. Since the beginnings of the westward settlement people have been saying things about the Native Americans that are not necessarily true. They were depicted as savages and thieves. Like all peoples this is true about some, but not for all. In fact, it was the Native Americans which helped the pilgrims settle in this country in the first place. This never stopped

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    Childhood and child-rearing is the physical, emotional, and mental active presence of a parent or parental figure in a child’s life until they reach adulthood. This includes financial, moral, educational, and informational support from the day a child is born until the day a child has developed into an adult. Problems in society often seem to articulate around issues of race, gender, or religion; but with consideration to the issues of childhood and child-rearing these issues articulate from a different

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    Fistfight In Heaven

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” is a short story by Sherman Alexie to presents a series of deep questions about modern Native American life in the form of a prose poem. Narrator shows in his dialogue form suggesting that he believes he doesn’t belong anywhere. The conflicts with his white girlfriend gets worse every day, eventually, narrator moves back to Indian reservation. Leaving our narrator with depression and loneliness at the end. In order to convey the central idea of the story

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    Super Heros In American Pop Culture

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    tracker and a posse man. A large number of the criminals arrested by Reeves were sent to federal prison in Detroit. The Lone Ranger radio show originated and was broadcast to the public in 1933 on WXYZ in Detroit where the legend of Reeves was famous only two years earlier. I left out one other fact about Bass Reeves which is a similarity he does not share with the Lone Ranger, he was an African American who was born into a life of slavery in 1838. Works Cited Miss Cellania, mental_floss.com

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and the poem “Discovery of the New World” by Carter Revard contain similar and different themes. Both pieces of literature have a theme of a greater power taking control of a lesser power. They both also use the theme of prejudice in a similar way. However, Alexie presents the theme of assimilation in his book. Assimilation means to try to change yourself to be similar to another group of people. Even though Alexie’s The Lone Ranger

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    Humor is a Way of Life

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    What would your life be like without any humor in it? In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie tells stories about the reservation. While reading this book of stories he throws in a lot of things that get you thinking about alcohol on the reservation, where you’d be without parents, and where you’d be without humor. Humor in my perspective is a thing you can fall back on when your day is going all the ways you were hoping it wouldn’t. On the reservation, although it may

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    convey Alexie's ideals in many regards. The first rhetorical device Alexie utilizes is his methophorical use of his titles. In the piece The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven he uses two characters from a movie that was very popular at the time. However he puts the two characters against each other despite them being allies in the movie. The Lone Ranger symbolizes the stereotypical attributes of white's ideal hero while Tonto symbolizes the Native Americans ideal hero. The fistfight in heaven

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    Sherman Alexie, author if the short story “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” begins the telling of his story with its’ iconic title. The image of Tonto and the Lone Ranger fighting instigate the reader’s wonder as to why and how these long-time comrades and friends are fighting. It spurs the reader’s curiosity to find the answer in the story following. The use of this specific title and these particular American icons fighting is representational of the tensions still present between

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