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    Hartry 1 Alterations: Comparing the Changes Caused by Marriage of the two Bessie Head Short Stories, “Life” and “Snapshots of a Wedding” Marriage is the union of two people, traditionally husband and wife. Traditional also are the roles that women play when confined in a marriage. When a woman has had the opportunity to educate herself pass tradition and has been use to a fast-paced modern lifestyle, this role of the wife might prove to be quite onerous to mold to. Usually a time of joy, celebration

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    Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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    In the novel Reservation Blues, most of the characters struggle with their identity at some point. Victor has an especially strong urge to rebel against his Native American heritage, which is apparent in his violent, arrogant demeanor and his obvious problem with alcohol. Victor is tied to his past and has trouble coping with his life as it is, and is in a constant battle with himself, his surroundings, and other people. Early in the book, Victor is portrayed as somewhat of a bully, and he and

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    Sometimes being different scares people. Being judged by people have never met and who do not even know you and they have already labeled you, can lead up to suicide or depression. This feeling was described in the novel Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. There is only one reservation in Wellpoint, Washington and it is really never reached on accident because it is not on most maps and it is very rare to find this small city. One of the main characters of the novel is Robert Johnson and he tries to

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    Exaggeration of Despair in Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues Gloria Bird realizes that for generations Native Americans have had drinking problems, and she also realizes that it is difficult for “native writers to accurately represent our communities without exploiting them.”(G. Bird) However, Bird criticizes Alexie of embellishing or exaggerating the Native Americans’ despair. Alexie cannot ignore the alcohol situation when describing Native American culture, but Alexie does not need to make

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    contemporary moment but to illustrate a disparity or disruption.” Page 47 In Reservation Blues it shows religious traditions and disruption through religion. While boarding a plane for the first time to meet some record producers, Victor is extremely frightened. Victor has a little bit of an aviophobia

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    more which had a destructive impact on their culture. In his book Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie a Native American himself describes the lives of Native Americans in Spokane reservation in Washington State. In the book, alcoholism is discussed and covered with deliberate details which haunt the reservation. So one of the reasons of such a high rate of alcohol abuse among the Spokane tribe is the socioeconomics of the reservation. Poverty, unemployment and low-schooling rates often encourage alcohol

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    Ancient Native American Traditions The novel "Reservation Blues" does not describe or deal with real Indians. The real Native Americans were forever destroyed by the government the second that they set foot upon the makeshift reservation. That very second saw the perish of all the age-long values and traditions that, before that moment, defined, raised, and watched over every Indian boy and girl, every Indian husband and wife, and every Indian father and mother. The U.S. government easily and

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    culture, while trying to keep up with the modern world. Young and guarded white readers most likely have little understanding of what it means to have a desire to keep old traditions alive, but are educated on that topic through this novel. In Reservation Blues, younger generations were greatly influenced by mainstream media with little acknowledgement of their ancestor’s old traditions. Contrary to the younger generations, the older generations showed a great desire for the upkeep of these old traditions

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    Catherine A. Lutz - Unnatural Emotions

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    ”Yes, it’s only Reservation Blues but I like it:” On the Connection between Christian and Native Religions One of the most interesting aspects of the anthropological study of Catherine A. Lutz, entitled Unnatural Emotions, is that the author applies the same sort of intense self-examination to her own project as an anthropologist amongst the Ifaluk as she does to the Ifaluk themselves. Every individual at some point in his or her own life has been confronted with the surprise, after all, that someone

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    When the Legends Die

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    town Pagosa. Second, I will discuss the second part of the book, The School. The School takes place on an Indian reservation. Thomas Black bull goes to school in the reservation. The reservation is just like a kind of farm. There are chicken coops, horse stalls, livestock pastures, and crop fields where they make some of their food. Thomas lived in the dormitory of the reservation with fellow classmates. Third, I will discuss the third part of the book, The Arena. The Arena takes place all

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