Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven Analysis

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Lone Ranger and Tonto FistFight in Heaven On a sunny, warm spring day in May, how does a high school teacher grab students’ attention? Dreams, sex,and humor will intrigue some but add in the idea of analyzing a person or character’s psyche and even more eyes perk up. Student begin questioning, how do dreams reveal a person’s unconscious thoughts? They ponder: when friends are joking around, it is to be funny or is there more too it? Students consider what type of argument can be formed is support or defense of why young children make humorous and sexual comments. Some answers can be discovered by examining literature through psychoanalysis. In fact, Freudian psychoanalysis, especially of literature, reveals as much about characters as it does about real people and society in general. When analyzing literature, Sherman Alexie, a critically acclaimed, novelist and poet provides a humorous and honest insight into Native American culture and the challenges of assimilating into mainstream society. His novels, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, lead readers through the trials of growing up on a Native American reservation. His adolescent protagonists, Junior and Victor, fight through their disillusionment of Native American life in a humorous and relatable way. Combining Alexie’s work with that of Freud much can be gained about the mindset of Native American youths and the enigma of society. Looking through
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