The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie is a book full of valuable life lessons and themes. The book expresses about the experiences of racism, prejudices towards other people, and living in poverty. Reading this book has taught me some valuable lessons, some of them being; Identity, knowing, understanding and accepting one’s self; having more self-esteem, and understanding the importance of family relations. The book 's main character in this novel is Arnold Spirit known as "Junior". In this novel, it is filled with the struggles that Junior has about his identity and self-esteem. Throughout the book, his is curious about his identity, and hoping that his background does not stops him from achieving his dreams. Junior has a very high self-esteem; when he has arguments with his teachers, he will proint out his point of view if he really believes in what he is saying this shows that he has high self-esteem. There was a time that he argued with his teacher and backed his point of view with "Well, petrified wood is really not wood." He knew he was right about this information and no matter what he was going to prove it, and as he did. This shows Junior 's self-esteem as well as formed an identity for him. Identity as an Indian, but that of a confident smart boy. This quote yet so simple but shows us the most valued lesson be confident in yourself, if you truly believe you are right then there is nothing that can prove you wrong.…
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