Flight Patterns Sherman Alexie Summary

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“Flight Patterns” by Sherman Alexie focuses on the conversation between the main character, William, and his taxi cab driver, Fekadu, while on their way to the airport. Their conversation shows how quick society is to judge someone without even knowing a thing about them. William in “Flight Patterns” portrays how people stereotype each other based on race by the use of character, setting, and point of view. William is the main focus of this short story and he is characterized as a very well dressed Indian descent who is a workaholic. He is a salesman and travels often, leaving his family behind for these long business trips. William always scanned the airports for little brown men who reeked of fundamentalism, but he was no different than

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