The Joy Of Reading And Writing : Superman And Me By Sherman Alexie

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Is success a coincidence or just destiny? For Pele, "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do". In “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, he illustrates his perseverance and hard work towards his love of reading and learning to read in order to be successful in his career as a writer. Through his use of past experience of learning to read, Alexie demonstrates his intelligence and use of determination in order to create an ethos of a writer to evoke motivation towards his audience. Alexie comes across as intelligent when he discusses that he taught himself to read high-level books at a young age. He states, "A little Indian boy teaches himself to read at an early age and advances quickly. He reads "Grapes of Wrath" in kindergarten when other children are struggling through "Dick and Jane" (Alexie 17). People who are intelligent advance and learn quicker than most. Alexie illustrates how he learned quickly by referring to reading "Grapes of Wrath" while other students struggle with a way simpler book. Additionally, intelligent people can comprehend things quickly. Alexie builds off the idea that his intelligence to comprehend reading is what helped him advance in life at a young age. He was so bright that he read books that were above his grade levels like a reading prodigy, without any help from teachers or parents just with the intelligence and
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