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Gordy~ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Emily Flynn

on 28 May 2013

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Transcript of Gordy~ The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Gordy Understanding Intelligent "Let me do some research on that." " Well, life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community." page 116 Content page 93 page 132 Intelligent, Content, Understanding Gordy is someone who knows he's smarter than everyone else. He is big and tough, but he also loves books, science, and learning. He likes to be alone because he cannot find someone who understands things like he does. Junior is the first person he opens up to and takes interest in. Importance The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie "I didn't do it for you. I did it for science." page 87 Gordy is the first person that is kind to Junior when he first transfers to Reardan. Junior is not accepted anywhere he goes, whether it was because of his glasses and his brain injury or because he is Native American. Junior wants to leave the reservation because he wants more than what he is getting there. When he transfers he starts to think he will never find anything new, especially in a school where he is discriminated by both students and teachers. When Gordy begins to talk to Junior, it sparks a new realization. He has every right to be accepted as any other student in the school. Gordy is one of the biggest factors in Junior's growth. Influence Theme Song! Gordy takes Junior under his wing, in a way. He accepts himself as he is and that makes it easier for him to fully accept Junior. He and Junior become a "tribe of two" and Junior learns a lot from Gordy about being himself. By being himself, he doesn't worry about fitting in, he just does. Gordy is as isolated as Junior is, but he wants to be that way. He becomes friends with Junior because he is smart and witty. They do something as simple as studying together. This shows Junior that people aren't as bad as they seem and someone will accept him for who he is. Emily Flynn
Kaitlyn Greenberg Thank you! "I'm quite aware of my differences. I wouldn't classify them as weird." Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Our choice of song is quite stereotypical. We chose this song because Gordy is extremely smart. When you think of someone who is smart, you automatically think of someone that sits in their room listening to classical music. Gordy's theme song has to be a very intense classical piece by Motzart. Created by: Gordy is the smartest person at Reardan. He is not only extremely book smart, but also street smart. He teaches Junior many lessons that get him through his school day. Most importantly, he teaches Junior how to read well. Gordy is content with his life. He knows that he is smart. He also knows that he is different from everyone else. That doesn't stop him from living his life and getting through each day. Junior sees this quality in Gordy. Gordy is very understanding. He doesn't look at Junior and turn away. He understands the deeper side to people and the deeper side to life. He can take any hard time and change it for the better because he knows that life can be tough, but once you better undertsand the world you can get through anything.
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