The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian Essay

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In a novel by Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, important issues are brought to light, such as poverty, racism, alienation, and more, with little to no sugar coating. It is a one of a kind novel due to the vivid descriptions and sense of humor that give a first-person perspective on the life of a teenage Indian struggling through life and pushing past all odds in search of success. This book focuses on a small isolated reservation in Wellpinit Washington. As it brings to light the issues that these isolated reservations face when it comes to economics and healthcare. This story may focus on one person and tribe but it depicts issues that have arisen due to the wrongdoings that all Native American tribes suffered through because of the United States government. Sherman Alexie based this novel off his own childhood and even included the details about his medical problems that affected him all throughout his life. He included some of the deaths he had to cope with, including those of his sister and grandmother While most stories about Native Americans do not come from the perspective of a child, especially a male child, this story is unique. His tribal heritage greatly influenced his work. The authors own experiences shown through very clearly as he gave a very realistic tale of growing up on a reservation. He spoke very boldly about the issues of poverty, alcoholism, depression, and physical abuse within the reservation. Like most Native

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