The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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    Lone Ranger and Tonto FistFight in Heaven On a sunny, warm spring day in May, how does a high school teacher grab students’ attention? Dreams, sex,and humor will intrigue some but add in the idea of analyzing a person or character’s psyche and even more eyes perk up. Student begin questioning, how do dreams reveal a person’s unconscious thoughts? They ponder: when friends are joking around, it is to be funny or is there more too it? Students consider what type of argument can be formed is support

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    The Wrong American Dream: Struggling to Assimilate in “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven” “Kill the Indian and save the Man,” sounds more like something out of a dystopian novel than an educational campaign slogan, but in 1887 those were the words chosen by Army Lt. Richard Henry Pratt to garner public support for government’s attempt to forcefully “Americanize” Native Americans. Native Americans that survived violence were coerced into wearing white man’s clothes, cutting their hair

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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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    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 be. The idea

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    literature, homer, and documentary fiction. He has writing over 21 books. He has won many awards as well including The Stranger Genius Award. His book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was also made into a movie called Smoke Signals. It was made in 1998. He now lives in Seattle Washington. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven was a book composed of many short stories in it. For some, the character of Joseph would be the main character. Victor is the main character. The book starts

  • Themes In The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

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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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    ask? Is it a state of mind? Is it what defines the entire definition of humanity itself? Is it a lie to hide to the bigger truth that we are all being controlled by the Flying Spaghetti Monster ?,…. probably not. In the book “the Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven” the handling of common emotions is challenging at best. Because it portrays a different aspect of emotions you wouldn't assume were complicated to understand. For instance, you have happiness portrayed in a limelight you wouldn't

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    Alcoholism and Poverty in Sherman Alexie’s “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” Native American authors often share common themes that stem from life on reservations; these include poverty, violence, abuse, and alcoholism. Sherman Alexie, a Native American from Spokane, Washington, is not only one of these authors, but she may be the most successful and well-known Native American writer who contributes these themes. Alexie often made strong attempts to portray life as a Native American

  • Symbolism In The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven

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    Sherman Alexie's book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was written using a multitude of literary devices to explain what it is like to be a native American. The novel Alexie has written is a combination of vignettes to show the life of Native American people through symbolism and other literary devices. In the vignette “The Fun House” Alexie uses various symbols to present and describe things in this vignette. It is in this vignette where Alexie brings the creek into the book. Alexie

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    John Updike’s “A&P” and Sherman Alexie’s “ The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight In Heaven” seem notably similar. In Updike's story, a cashier in a store named “ A&P”, Sammy, notices three girls who walk into the store in bathing suits. After a dispute between one of the three girls, Queenie, and the store’s manager, Sammy rebels against the manager and mainstream culture by standing up for the girls and quitting his job. In Alexie’s story, similarly, an Indian from a reservation in Spokane, Victor

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