Drunk Driving Themes

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Another important theme shown from throughout the book is that alcohol causes more grief and death than joy. After Juniors’s grandma was hit by a drunk driver, Junior reflects on what his grandma used to say about why she didn’t drink. “‘Drinking would shut down my seeing and hearing and my feeling’, she used to say. ‘Why would I would I want to be in the world if I couldn’t touch the world with all of my senses intact?’”(Alexie 156). This moment illustrates that Junior’s grandma knew the dangers of drinking and the importance of life, so she didn’t consume alcohol; however, she was then hit by drunk driver. This tragic accident struck Junior’s family with grief. The driver was himself was having a good time while drinking, but then quickly
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