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    In the story "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie, points out the hardships of being a Native American back in the 20th century. These hardships were racism, alcoholism, poverty and isolation. The story takes place in the reservation and it is about a young Native American whom struggles in society because of his skin color, family's addictions and fights. The narrator moves to Seattle with his white girlfriend who he seems to have an odd relationship because they are

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    attitude towards the aspirations of her mother. The amount of pressure placed on her and her lack of success causes sadness in the main character since she was not able to perform the way her mother wanted. Similarly, the main character from “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” experiences a feeling of inferiority from the racial discrimination and lack of financial success in his life. In the story “Two Kinds” the Narrator does not want to become the prodigy her mother wishes her to

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    In Sherman Alexie’s collection of short stories that forms his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven through his works of fiction he lets the reader in to a world that for many Native American including himself is a devastations reality that has been going on for so long that it has just become a part of everyday life for these people who call the Native American reservations of the United state home. On average 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence

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    In the book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight In Heaven” written by Sherman Alexie, the reader follows a short story of an Indian man who finds himself in fiery fights with his girlfriend. The author uses the conflict between the Narrator and his girlfriend to show how the toxic relationships in the past between White people and Native Americans has damaged how he lives his everyday life. At the very beginning of the story, the girlfriend tells the Narrator “I don’t trust you... you get too angry”

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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a book written by; Sherman Alexie. In this book, Alexie writes about a group of Native Americans who live on the Spokane Indian Reservation. As this novel may be fiction, some of the stories that are portrayed in the text have some very real meaning the them. These Native Americans endure lots of heartache and tragedy in this book as they are faced with problems like alcoholism, car accidents, loss of loved one and houses burning. In the face of adversity

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    Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a collection of short stories about the lives of the people who live on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The central protagonist of the story is Victor Joseph who we see in many short stories and thus see the plight Native Americans go through in modern day America. The novel shows us the many trials that the people of the Reservation go through and addresses the many serious problems that modern Native Americans face, such as racism

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    Lucca Erice 9/21/17 Literature Question 2 - In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which social groups are marginalized, excluded, or silenced within the text? ______________________________________________________________________________ The topic of racism and exclusion is shown in the real world and has been shown in America since the very beginning. Ever since 1492, when Columbus discovered the Americas, there was an instant leverage in terms of power over minorities. Over

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    we hear only their words" (Chappell). White reading each short story, Amy Tan's “Two Kinds,” and Sherman Alexie's “When the Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” the reader is able to connect the stories characters through race, culture, and ethnicity to create that feeling of empathy Chappell was trying to introduce. In the stories, "two kinds" and "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," we see how the families each are treated poorly because they are of different races. In "two

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    A collection of twenty-two stories narrated by different characters, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie illustrates the lives of modern Native Americans on the Spokane Indian Reservation and their hardships, which include despair, alcoholism, and poverty. Tribal members hold high hopes for the young who have extraordinary talent while doubting that they will achieve success and watching them succumb to alcoholism. These stories, while sad and gloomy, are told with humor

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    Within “The Lone Ranger and Tonto in Heaven”, Victor is the main character of the stories in the book. Though his character, Victor was the young teenager who grows up in the Indian Reservation, and he is observing his society and struggle of the Indian Identity, alcoholic behavior, and family relationships. Sherman Alexie is the author 's of the book, and he grows up in the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington. He also wrote books, poems, and movie scripts. In his writing, he is remembering

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