Essay On Superman And Me

706 WordsSep 28, 20173 Pages
“Those who failed were ceremonially accepted by other Indians and appropriately pitied by non-Indians.”. According to Sherman Alexie the Indian culture are expected to fail and how the Indians accept that they all do not know much. He hates that this is the case so he wants them to change the way they think. He also talks about the lack of education in the reservations and how they can change it. The author expresses the struggle of bad reading and writing education for Indians, and persuades that he wants the Indian youth to have a better education. In “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me”, published in the Los Angeles Times, journalist Sherman Alexie expresses the division between the Indian and white culture also how hard it…show more content…
They look at him “with bright eyes and arrogant wonder”. Although, there are some kids that do not try and sit in the back without any supplies and refuse to learn. This shows the reader how bad education is still a problem in the Indian reservation. Sherman wants the reader to understand that every child has the right to at least have a chance to learn the same material taught at other schools outside the reservation. This article was published in the Los Angeles Times, this says that he was writing to a diverse set of people. Even though you need to be in a specific situation to relate to the article it still is made to try to change people's minds. At the same time, he is talking to his people and wants them to not make reading and writing a foreign subject. He stresses that his people have low standards and how they are okay according to Sherman “those who failed were ceremonially accepted by other Indians and appropriately pitied by non-Indians.”. Also, this reading makes the audience that cannot relate feel inspired because of the writer's life and how overcame his lack of education. At last, anyone can read this reading and feel inspired to do great things or it could make the reader feel bad about the injustice in the world. In conclusion, the author had a very bad life. He says “If he'd been anything but an Indian boy living on the reservation, he might be called a prodigy but instead he is an oddity.”. He was smart and
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