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The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

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Alexis Garcia

on 17 December 2013

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Transcript of The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

Antagonist: Rowdy,tough guy, caring,wont back down,heart of a snake

"Don't touch me you retarded fag"

Protagonist: Arnold Spirit, Jr,weirdo,funny,thin, stutter,lisp

"Your still my friend"
Time: right after indians where put in reservations

Place: Spokane Indian Reservation & Reardan High School

Indian racialism

The setting affects the plot due to the type of indian hate
Rising Action
Junior’s basketball team plays against the team from the reservation. He is forced to pick if he should stick with his indian friends or with his new friends
Internal/external conflict
Internal conflict:
Arnold vs himself, he doesn't like his physical appearance

External conflict:
Arnold vs school/class mates, make fun of him due to how he looks and acts
After the basketball season Junior emails Rowdy

Junior goes back to the reservation for the summer to meet with old friends and to introduce his new ones.

Junior recaps his choices while visiting his grandmothers burial
Junior is born with water in his brain which he has to have surgery for which makes him look funny.

Junior throws his book at his teacher at is suspended. This is where he learns that life would be better for his if he left the reservation.

Junior starts school at Reardan

Junior tries out for the basketball team.

Junior makes the basketball team.

Significant Quotes

"You always thought you were better than me"

"we'll kick your ass next year''


"I have to go I'm going to die if i don't"

"I might be a fag but I'm the fag that beat you"
Falling Action
Junior finds Penelope is vomiting in the bathroom because she is balemic.

Junior ask Penelope to the winter formal.

Junior has no money to pay for dinner and Penelope finds out that he is poor.

Junior gets a letter from his sister letting him know that things arent to good out where she is because she can’t get a job.

Junior emails Rowdy in the computer lab and gets back in touch with his old buddy.

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

The crisis of the book was when Arnold was being beat up and bullied by his closest friend Rowdy.

Closest person to Arnold his grandma dies due to old age
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