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    In the short stories “A Drug Called Tradition,” “The Approximate Size of My Favorite Tumor,” and “The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn’t Flash Red Anymore” collected in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, author Sherman Alexie uses humor to reflect the life on the Spokane Reservation. In “A Drug Called Tradition,” the story starts with a joke by having Thomas sit down inside a refrigerator in response to Junior’s comment as to why the refrigerator is empty. The Indians are

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    In the book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, author Sherman Alexie tells the story of twentieth century Native Americans through a compilation of short stories. The stories come from childhood memories, dreams, and realistic situations. Through dark comedy and irony a picture is painted of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington. The author uses intriguing themes such as alcoholism, forgiveness, passion, and family to describe the struggles Indians went through

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    a day to day basis. Jamaicans smoke weed, Chinese individuals perform karate to let out their anger, and frustration. In a world where problems and stress is a part of an individual’s everyday life, many people deal with it differently. In The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fist fight in Heaven Sherman Alexie defines Indians as heavy consumers of alcohol, and symbolizes alcohol as a way of Indians to deal with their issues. There are many issues that occur in an individual’s life that can be stressing, hard

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    Sherman Alexie could possibly be the most realistic man on the planet. In his book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Alexie uses short stories to paint a picture of his childhood growing up on an Indian reservation. Through a web of characters a saddening image is created with overriding themes of alcoholism, racism, distrust and failure. This image has become greatly controversial because of the stereotypical way it portrays the Spokane Indian tribe. Even though Alexie is himself

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    Women in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie A warrior is recognized as sonmeone who battles for his/her beliefs. Even after receiving mortal wounds many times, such a person never leaves the battlefield. However, the inspiring and metaphorical idea of a warrior can certainly extend beyond the actual battlefield, and into the universal battle of living life. A woman must face this world like a warrior. She must endure the pain of a past that oppressed her, the adversity

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    In The Lone Ranger and Tonto FistFight In Heaven, the author, Sherman Alexie, conveys a number of Native American experiences in each of his short stories. In most of his stories, he emphasizes on the resilience and endurance they demonstrate in their daily life and how each experience will bring them together as a community in the end. This is best shown in the short story Every Little Hurricane. Victor, the main character, has been a witness to the problems that plague the reservation since childhood

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    In Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, the readers get a sense of who he is and how he views things through the character, Victor. Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjugated by the white man. Through prejudice, domination, false promises, and betrayal by the dominant culture had impacted and shaped the lifestyle of the modern Indians. As Victor and his people yield to the addiction of alcohol and devastation of poverty and unemployment, the loss of

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, written by Sherman Alexie, talked about many of the serious problems facing modern American Indians include alcoholism, poverty, racism, limited access to education, and geographical isolation. Some of those problems still exist today when I read the news. In the story ‘Because My Father Always Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play “the Star-spangled Banner” At Woodstock’, Victor's father during the Vietnam war beat up a national guard

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    Literature is defined as written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit. For a textbook definition, this suffices. However, literature is much more than that, it’s a form of expression. In Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, we are able to see native communities in a different way than what we read about in articles or research papers. We’re given a different perspective on them which can help us understand these communities better. The

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    closely followed by the script. The main thing that I noticed that ruined this film for me was the use of flashbacks. It was a little excessive and it made it harder for viewers like me to follow along. Smoke Signals is a movie based on the book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The film begins when infants, Thomas Builds-the-Fire and Victor Joseph, were saved from a house fire in the middle of the night on Fourth of July. Victor’s dad, Arnold Joseph, was the hero that saved the boys by Thomas

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