Junior also did not know how to communicate well. Basketball provides him with a much needed escape. I will never quit playing hard. The theme of racism is topical and will probably be for the foreseeable future; but, it is not why I love this book. Also, Junior cares about his family a lot.
For example, he explained that, to Indians, if someone disrespects you, a friend or family member in anyway, you must fight that person. So what does Stupid Horse mean? Mary leaves the Reservation in search of dreams of her own. And to the tribe of bookworms. When two of them died in a row his grandmother and sister , he didn't know what to do without them. It definitely fulfills the goal of being entertaining. At this point he also loses his identity as an Indian on the reservation and is accused of being an apple, red on the outside and white on the inside.
This will help them understand characterization by asking them to use what they learned about the character to create an image of said character. Roger even gave Junior a ride home after a basketball game. It was about as far from okay as you can get. For example, Junior picks fun at some of his teachers by drawing over-exaggerated caricatures Alexie 29. So when he didn't get punched back, he was surprised. Another reason why some adults want it off of shelves is because of its subject matter.
There is his family's home on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and then there's his place at the white high school in Reardan. He also makes friends with Roger surprisingly , since Roger is a friend of Penelope. The story is really sad, and that would often turn me off of a book, but this is different. And the tribe of tortilla-chips-and-salsa lovers. Not all children have been exposed to this type of content.
And to the tribe of chronic masturbators. Well, yes, but it is confusing at times. But Mary and her husband host a party at which there is a lot of drinking. In this book, it discusses hardships that came with being an Indian and different friendship, but the main moral of this book is to have hope. The Effects of Alcohol Junior's family is devastated by the effects of alcohol and it's apparent that he realizes alcohol to be the cause. On the subject of whether or not the story accomplishes those goals, the short answer is yes.
When he transfers to Reardan he finds himself identified only by his appearance and insulted on a daily basis with racist remarks. Albeit masturbation, boners, racism and obscene things like that are in this book. However, Arnold has dreams of becoming a cartoonist, of traveling the world. Just as I would always love and miss my reservation and my tribe. This section contains 915 words approx. No one messed with that corpse again.
It is filled with wonderful images and lessons about life, tragedy, descriptions of characters, and certainly opens eyes to the devastating conditions on reservations. This situates him as the brunt of any joke on the reservation as well as the targeted punching bag for bullies. We feel that you and everyone else has the right to choose what you want to read. He is rejecting what the school offers its students for their education. Sherman Alexie is living proof that you can overcome a lot of hardships in your life in order to be what you want. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tells the story of a teenager on an Indian Reservation that is slowly falling apart.
Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew existed. Let them be little for as long as possible. And to the tribe of cartoonists. I belonged to that tribe. He becomes a multi-tribal kind of guy. It may help you understand : What are some specific examples of searching for identity in Diary? I am writing a report on this book right now and I honestly think that it should not be banned. To Junior, the loss of hope is part of what it means to live on the rez and be Indian.