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    “Comparable to Third World”, in terms of living conditions. In the novel written by Sherman Alexie, entitled, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”, the main character, a fourteen year old, Native American teenager, which belongs to the Spokane tribe named Junior; stated that, “Poverty does not give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.” This indicates that poverty can turn an individual to become a pessimist. On the contrary,

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    Revelations at the Reservation The novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was written by Sherman Alexie, as he depicts the struggles and challenges faced by a Spokane Indian boy, Arnold “Junior” Spirit as he travels through his first year in high school. Alexie’s adolescents inspired him to write this National Award Book winner. This novel was “banned in schools nationwide” (Alexie). “The novel was No. 2 on the American Library Association’s list of most frequently challenged books

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    forgotten by everybody even by your own family is a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. As the book The absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie talks about an Indian boy, Arnold Spirit, who was born in the Spokane Indian reservation in Wellpinit with brain damage. Arnold takes us along on his journey and we learn how absolutely awful and devastating poverty is and it is not for an individual but for an entire community. This condition leads to senseless death

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    touched on in The Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Sherman Alexie. Sherman Alexie grew up on a Spokane Indian reservation, in fact Junior and the story as a whole is based on his childhood; as he also struggled with the effects of poverty, alcoholism, identity, and social injustice. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is follows the life of Junior; a fourteen year old, Spokane Indian boy, who lives on an Indian reservation filled with poverty and addiction. The story begins when

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    “The rez” better known as the Spokane Indian Reservation is one of the main settings in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. The Spokane Indian Reservation is located in Wellpinit, Washington. This reservation is not just a home for the Spokane Indians, to them it symbolizes family, culture, tradition, and unity. To most of the Native-Americans living here, the reservation also symbolizes poverty, broken dreams, and death. Arnold, the main character in Alexie’s book,

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    Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, investigates the concealed complexity of the Spokane Indians world. Sherman Alexie illustrates jovial humor, brutal reality, and sadness through the pragmatic main character, Arnold Spirit Junior, to allow the reader to understand what the Native Americans are experiencing. Indian reservations ― although home to some of the most culturally rich and spiritual people ― have had a long history of being more prison-like than a place of peace and comfort.

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    unemployment and high rates of suicide (Peralta, "Native Americans Left Behind”). In the unfortunate events of discrimination and prejudice against First Nations, they are at huge disadvantages and do not have many rights (McCue, "Racism against Aboriginal People”). Sherman Alexie, is able to share and beautifully capture the experiences of a typical Native American through his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Throughout this novel, Junior shares his struggles of being an ethnic minority

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    In the story “Every Little Hurricane” by Sherman Alexie, Victor, a nine year old boy, awakes one night to a New Year’s Eve party which his parents were hosting for family and friends. He describes the chaos he witnesses that surrounds him in the Spokane Indian Reservation. He is stuck in this cultural ‘hurricane’ of economic depression which leads to poverty, alcoholism, and violence. This depression starts because of the economic decline and the poverty on the reservation. Victor resides in a HUD

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    with their gentle power, and medicine women were the local psychologists, therapists, physicians, and marriage counselors to entire tribes. In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie's short story collection about life on the Spokane Indian reservation, Alexie depicts characters that are world-wearied and heavy with 500 years worth of humiliation and rejection. They have lived their lives in the confines of the reservation, resorting to alcohol, depression, and frustration. However

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    In Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie talked about his life as a child being. The author just a bit talked about the part where he became an adult at the end. He then demonstrated that being a Native American living on the Spokane Indian Reservation can be very challenging. He successfully persuades readers, personally myself, by mentioning some strong evidences, amongst others, his ability to read as a child, his joy of reading, and the ability to see things differently that he acquired through reading

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