Comparative Analysis Of The School Days Of An Indian Girl

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Comparative Analysis
When reading The School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-sa, it shows us a view of ethnic identity. By telling us how a little girl is in a home, away from her mother, while learning how to adapt to the new culture she’s in. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, it shows us a different view of a man in another form of an ethnic identity. It shows us that the man is seen as a different person then who he really is, instead of a black man who isn’t seen as what he actually is. In Why I am A Pagan by Zitkala-sa, it used cultural identity by focusing on how the world lost the connection it was given thousands of years ago. How the world is not as one with nature as it should be. It’s as if the world is a person itself, who
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In Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, it talks about how the man in the story has struggled to accept who he is, and how he is seen by other’s around him. This girl comes up to him and tells him about a terrible and evil dream she had, showing him that he can accept himself when others don’t need too. He says in the story, “I myself, after existing some twenty years, did not become alive until I discover my invisibility.” (Ellison 4) By him understanding that invisibility is not only within himself, but with those all around him, he knows that he can try to overcome it. Which is how a girl in a religious family relies on those around her.
A religious family in the story Why I am a Pagan by Zitkala-sa, talks about how this little girl was taught certain things that her family has always gone by. What she was taught, she now holds close to her life dearly, while also relying on it every moment of the day. Her life shows us a different view on cultural identity, how she was taught something important not only to her, but in everyone else’s as well. By showing her what the kind of men in her life mean the most to her. She says something about her religion, how it reflects her past, present, and future, along with what she stands for. She says, “I was taught long years ago by kind missionaries to read the holy book, these godly men taught me also the folly of our old beliefs.” (Zitkala-sa 2) In her culture, and

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