He basically taught himself to read. Expectations of Indians in non-Indian world 7 th Paragraph i. Living on a reservation as an Indian was very common and that is where most of the Indians had stayed their whole life. His father was one of the few Indians who went to Catholic school. Again, use the guidelines set forth above to respond. Sherman's father was a hard core-reader and was very intelligent. He recognizes that reading is non-discriminative.
Sherman Alexie's story is truly amazing. I agree that they have. The fail is as it should be. An anaphora is when the same word or phrase is used to start a few sentences in a row. I also think it was important that his father shared the same passion, and he didn't try to stop Alexie from furthering his education. He thinks that anyone who is not his same race and culture is out to make fun of his. He used symbols to compare and contrast things in his life.
He was the one that gave him the books, and the encouragement to read. This would be a great activity to do outside, if you had an appropriate space. Maybe all men are created equal isn't in full affect just yet. Both the short story and the interview show a deep love and respect for the father. They rotated into the circle in three minute increments.
As Sherman Alexie got older, he took matters into his own hands. The author is trying to explain us how he was relating books to everything. Alexie repeats the same couple sentences in the essay multiple times. He says to pull up a picture of Sambo, banned now, and to pull up a picture of Chief Wahoo and look at the similarities. The reason why he's like superman is because he always liked to teach others on how to do things and would help them on what they wanna learn if they can't do something.
Sambo's overdrawn lips, black skin, white eyes, and the devil-horn shapes on Chief Wahoo, his red skin, and the mischievous eyes; all of it represents offensive slurs. There are real holy people in the indian world. Not to forget, his father loved books and since he loved his father he decided he wanted to love books too. I also agree that we hope karma will reward who do good because it's the right thing to do. As you pointed out, his father had the same desire.
Overall, through his clever diction and imagery, the inspirational theme is brought to the surface. This shows the idea that anybody can learn to read as long as they have the will. We do it to answer a question. In some ways Alexie's story is not all that unique. The people on the reservation practice their old religions, they live as they were.
I don't know about Tosh. One used as a mascot, the other a racial slur. Both Sambo and Chief Wahoo have terrible racial slurs depicted in the drawings. Exaggeration really helps make things clear. His son watched him and saw that he liked to read, so he wanted to be like him and do the same. He wanted the audience to feel for what he was going through and he did so with his anecdotes. When I think of a true holy person, they would do anything for someone whether it be someone they know or don't know.
Most of you daly life you wont see decimation between people everyday but its still there. I imagine they hurt the people on the reservations because the stereotypes about Indians being holy are one of the only positive stereotypes that whites held in regards to Native Americans. One of the most interesting parts was how he referred to the 'Indian world' and the 'non-Indian world' in paragraph six. Either both are not acceptable, or both are acceptable. Books seemed to be his escape. I'm a little confused by the word choice in places, but I think I understand the point. Through his father's love for books, he began to do just that.
What did he have going for him? From the whole list, you can tell that his father really liked to read and liked many different subjects to read about. Concluding Response After carefully analyzing what I have read, I would say that Alexie wanted to show that it is possible for people to succeed even when they are told otherwise. You clarify that your dad is different in different situations and that is true of all of us. In other words, his family lived off the paychecks and food, but necessarily did not live off of fear and hope. How I would describe the arrangement of the material is that it was well laid out. In the piece, Alexie opened up by saying he learned to read using a Superman comic book.
Maybe the ideas are just new to us and not something we've thought about. Sherman Alexie's story was inspiring, just like you stated, because of his characteristics. Finally, my conclusion to reading this piece of work is that now I will treat diversity in a new way. Is it possible that equality is often determined by majority rule instead of by the humanity we share? They were stacked in crazy piles in the bathroom, bedrooms and living room. I have a wonderful book on my bookshelf called I used it as a text when I taught high school. But in the end thats why i think that its ok because we have accepted that we are all the same. I agree with you that Sherman Alexie is an excellent writer, and he reached that point by doing what was unexpected.