Essay on Smoke signals

847 WordsFeb 12, 20144 Pages
The movie Smoke Signal is a story that portrays what a Native American really means. It is a movie based on story written by Sherman Alexie. Thomas is the narrator of the story. It’s just not a simple movie but it has meaning to it, which is the best thing about the movie. It shows the life of Indians and how their life was and what they had to deal with. The movie has two main characters name Victor and Thomas. The movie starts with a house that goes on fire and the man (Arnold Joseph) Victor’s father saves Thomas and Victor from the fire Victor the main character plays the role of a typical Indian who has hatred towards his father for leaving him and his mother when he was little. He doesn’t seem to like his father as he always…show more content…
On their way back, they get into an accident and there was a lady who needed help in the accident. Victor remembers what Suzy said him about his dad that in the fire that took place when he was a baby, his dad always wanted to help him and he did went back to save his life. This hits on his mind and he decides to get help for the lady. His thoughts about his dad changes. At the end of the movie Victor disperses the remains of his father in the river and forgives him for what he did before. I really like the movie and the story was very different than any other movies. Sherman’s way of writing the stories seems very unique and could not tell what would happen next in the movie. When Victor knew about his father’s death I was thinking he would not go to Phoenix to get his remains since he had hatred towards him but he decides to go which was surprising. It was always funny how Thomas kept telling stories about different stuffs to Victor even though he knew Victor don’t like to hear them. The author has tried to show the culture of Indians, the thoughts of people, how they dealt their life through his stories which I really found interesting and something different to learn. The author has showed how life was back then and I liked the fact he tried to show what impact it can have to a child’s mind if he sees his father drinking alcohol and tormenting his mother

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