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An Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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Transcript of An Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

An Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian Discussion 1.Why is Junior deemed to have betrayed his tribe?

”The people at home…a lot of them call me an apple…because they think I’m red on the outside and white on the inside” (pg. 131-2).

"Well, life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community” (pg. 132). Junior As A Traitor? “You kept your hope. And now, you have to take your hope and go somewhere
where other people have hope…you’re going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation” (pg. 43). HOPE 1.Basketball
2.Reading & Books MOTIFS 1.His Name
2.The Road to Reardan Symbols Internal Struggle By Miss Brown “I was half Indian in one place and
half white in the other. It was like
being Indian was my job, but it was
only my part-time job” (pg. 118). Kathleen Noone's Teaching Support Kit Motif: Is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story. Wikipedia.com Symbol: is something that represents an idea, a process, or a physical entity. The purpose of a symbol is to communicate meaning. Wikipedia.com
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