The Rez Sisters

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  • Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters Essay

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    Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters Works Cited Not Included The play The Rez Sisters is written by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Tomson Highway. Highway was born in 1951 in northwestern Manitoba. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with honors in Music and English. Native Literature is inspired by 'contemporary social problems facing native Canadians today; alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, wife battering, family

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian `` By Sherman Alexie

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    support him, but they don’t know how to help him with his disability. They are just lost on what to do. His best friend, Rowdy, understands him better than he feels his parents do, even though it may not be perfectly. “Rowdy is the toughest kid on the rez. He is long and lean and strong like a snake. His heart is as strong and mean as a snake, too. But he is [Arnold’s] best human friend and he cares about [him], so he would always tell [him] the truth” (Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a

  • Canadian Playwright Tomson Highway: A Postcolonial Study

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    injustice done to them. This paper gives an insight into the lives of the Aboriginal people of Canada that have been marginalized from the mainstream Canadian society. A Postcolonial study of the Native Cree Canadian Playwright Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters

  • The True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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    being punished for that” (173). He carried the guilt of his sister’s death; “I had killed my sister. Well, I hadn’t killed her. But she only got married so quickly and left the Rez because I had left the Rez first. She had burned to death because I had decided that I wanted to spend my life with white people. It was all my fault” (211). He took on the burden of responsibility for the death of his sister; she was killed in an accident when she was drunk; what happened to her wasn’t Junior’s fault

  • alcoholism in spokane indian

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    Alcohol has always been one of the most profitable industries in the business world. More than $400 billion worth of alcohol purchased in the US alone in 2013 according to an economic website. Alcohol is a common figure where it can be easily spot in every household to grand restaurants, however, it is a huge factor contributed to the death rate each year. It has ruined an innumerable number of people lives due to excessive drinking or affect by an alcoholic person. In his book, “The Absolutely True

  • Theme Of The Absolutely True Diary Of Part Time Indian

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    The first quote, “I draw all the time. I draw cartoons of my mother and father: my sister and grandmother; my best friend, Rowdy; and everybody else on the Rez” (5), is spoken by Junior, the main character. Junior is a boy who was born with brain damage, his full name is Arnold Spirit Jr. Junior loved drawing comic books and drew them all about his parents, Arnold Spirit Sr. and Agnes Adams Spirit; his sister, Mary; his Grandmother; and his best friend, Rowdy. Junior thought that words and language

  • Laura Robertsons: "girl unprotected" essay.

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     decrease in a person’s life. A individual  can acquire personal fulfillment through family, friends, exposure and environment. The Rez  Sisters is  a  play written by Tomson Highway. Readers are introduced to seven extravagant  characters,  all  of  whom  are  residents  of  Wasaychigan  Hill  Indian  Reserve,  in  Manitoba  Island,  Ontario.  These  seven  characters  are  sisters,  half­sisters,   a

  • The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian

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    lack of opportunities and resources in his rez. His frustration crosses the limit when he sees his mother’s name on the geometry book; he was reading a book that is at least thirty years old. Then, Junior decides to fight back. He knew he had to do something, but he just needed a push. He gets the push he needed from his geometry teacher, Mr. P, whom he threw the geometry book at. Mr. P motivates Junior that he cannot give up like everyone else in the rez; he tells him to go somewhere else where he

  • Analysis Of Sherman Alexie's Book 'The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian'

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    everyone. He says he belongs to the “Black-Eye-of-the-Month” Club (Alexie 4) and prefers to stay inside his home to avoid being tortured. Not only is his, but the life of most people in the reservation are depressing. Junior’s father is alcoholic, his sister lives like a recluse in the

  • The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian By Sherman Alexie

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    a white person. One thing that he said was that whites have “hope” and a “bright future” while Indians only have a “vanishing past” and a “bone-crushing reality.” Junior has these thoughts because everyone on the rez is always drunk and people die all the time like how Junior has been to 42 funerals and 90% of them are from alcohol (pages 199 and 200.) Junior ends up finding some hope at Reardon like when everyone was cheering on Junior in the basketball game and