The Power Of Opportunity For Young Adults

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Essay #2: The Power of Opportunity for Young Adults Author Sherman Alexie once stated that he writes to give teens “Weapons in the form of words”. He writes these words to empower the youth generation. He writes to encourage, and direct the “ever-struggling” young adult. Most of his novels, and written publications attest the idea of opportunity for teens that are battling negative environmental factors. Factors such as poverty, alcoholism, or prejudice. Alexie uses enthusiastic, and critical in-text examples to better direct targeted young adult readers in the path of an optimistic future. He indirectly gives the teen audience a sense of productivity for their own future. Through figurative hope and optimism, Alexie narrates American-Indian characters to provide an illustration of how undesirable factors of life can weigh down success for those residing on a reservation in Spokane, Washington. Whether or not a person can relate to his writings, I think Sherman Alexie shares his personal stories to target help toward strained young adults, like he once was. After reading two of Alexie’s most notable novels, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, I’ve learned that the theme of opportunity and self- motivation for a young adult is largely impacted by environmental factors. These novels serve as a formative example of the influence of environmental factors through both Arnold Spirit, and Julius Windmaker, who

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