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    Karen White, an American novelist once said, “Hope, sometimes that’s all you have. When you have nothing else. If you have it. You have everything.” In Sherman Alexie’s novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” he gave us a glimpse of what his life was like on the reservation and his life struggles. In the novel, he went through many milestones to get where he is today. It was hard find hope for Junior. the protagonist in the story, with the fact that he life on the reservation didn’t

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    the race or where they came from. No one else knows more about being a Native American in a world of racism rather than Sherman Alexie himself who has dealt with these issue’s before. He argues not only his struggles, but also the struggles of other Native Americans a taste of what its like to be in their shoes what they go through almost every day of their life’s. Sherman Alexie is a well-known Native American poet, novelist, performer, and filmmaker. According to Poetry Foundation, he is mostly

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    York City” by Sherman Alexie tells a story of a Native American man who is on a train listening to this white woman talking about his culture. This frustrates the man because he feels that the white woman country (America) took away his ancestors land. Alexie's poem addresses the problem he has with American history and the problem he has with ignorant people. He doesn't feel like his people were treated fairly throughout history, even though they arrived on the land first. Sherman Alexie educates us

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    Sherman Alexie Biography

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    December 2016 Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie is a Native American writer who writes about life as an American Indian. Alexie uses his family and culture to create the setting, and he also uses it to create a three person reflection of himself through his characters Thomas Builds-The-Fire, Victor Joseph, and Victor Polatkin. One of the things that contributed to Alexie’s writing was his family. “Sherman Alexie was born in Spokane, Washington, on October 7, 1966, the son of Sherman Joseph Alexie and Lillian

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    Sherman Alexie The odds were against Sherman Alexie on that day in October 1966. Not only was he born a minority, but he was also hydrocephalic. At the age of 6 months, he had a brain operation, but was not expected to live. Though he pulled through, doctors predicted he would be severely mentally retarded. Fortunately, they were wrong, but he did suffer through seizures and wet his bed throughout his childhood ("What" 1). Rather than being called "Native American," which he feels is a "guilty

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    Sherman Alexie had a different mindset than the other Indian kids on the reservation. He was smart and arrogant with the mindset and discipline to the refusal to fail. His will not be put into the stereotype set by the non-Indian world around him. He would not be denied the opportunity to better his future despite the hatred that he experienced on a daily basis. To guarantee that he would not fail he began reading at any given point in time he had. He would read before and after class, before and

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    In the Book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie, demonstrates that poverty causes many complications in life and is a real issue for some people, as shown in the scene when Oscar, Arnold's best friend is sick and his family can’t afford treatment, or missing school because he can't afford to go, and when he has to pretend to not be poor just to fit in with the others. Poverty has shaped Arnold's life since the time he was born, but not until a hot summer day

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    “Alexie is a stand-up comedian, a songwriter, a screenwriter and producer (notably of the acclaimed film Smoke Signals), and has served on the Presidential Panel for the National Dialogue on Race and on the board of directors for the American Indian College Fund”(“About Alexie” 197). This fact is according to Ploughshares that is an American Literary Magazine that’s about Sherman Alexie. Sherman Alexie wrote a book named The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and partially wrote traits of

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    Sherman Alexie is not your ordinary Native American India. Alexie success within poetry, short-story and screenplays has made him the most influential youth writer within the Native America Indian culture. Sherman Alexie, the son of Ceuor d’ Alene Indian father and Spokane Indian mother was born in 1966. Alexis was a different kind of Indian; he wanted to go to school when others dare not. He attended a high school off the reservation near by Reardon; upon graduation, he was accepted to Gonzaga

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    Sherman Alexie grew up on an Indian reservation. Alexie was lucky. His father loved to read. This encouraged Alexie as a young child to look at books. His first experience was with a Superman comic book. He would look at the pictures and say what the pictures represented. Thus, he eventually was able to actually read the words. In "Superman and Me," Alexie's claim declares that reading can make a difference in a person's life. "I refused to fail. I was smart. I was arrogant. Iwas lucky

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