Being different is a great thing in some that he is one of the few people on the reservation to leave and attend college. She would also show us live pictures and videos, we would do group activities where we would be able to do certain procedures on our classmates such as taking blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and etc. Arnold becomes a warrior for leaving the reservation and going to Reardan. He thinks too much, worries, and wonders over small things. Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 and raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington. Rowdy is a tough kid that is always angry and starts to make problems and school.
Another difference is the tense the works are written in. Regardless of his status as an outsider, the character continues to go after his goals and prevails. For example Tarawih prayer in Ramadan, eid prayer and also any other prayer that is allowed. All, whether grim or optimistic, are synonymous with death. In 1985, he was awarded a scholarship to Gonzaga University where he regrettably began abusing alcohol.
Alexie grew up in a seemingly typical Native American family and lived on a reservation in Washington State. The turning point was when he met his father, and realizes that his father hates himself. There are different feelings acquired in these two poems. These men both hoped for the same thing. Despite being aboriginal inhabitants of America, even in present day United States there is still tension between the rest of the country, specifically mainstream white America, and the Native-American population. He was bullied because of his intelligence. Alexie and Hughes, both from minority groups, have seen the ugly face of racism.
Both poems speak to the prejudice that is accepted and current in America's past and present. Jackson knows that something within him is not quite right. One day, the grieving father leaves the hospital to buy a gift for his son hoping that he will recover. Support such as having a role-model, being encouraged and being determined is the most essential things to have in becoming successful at being literate. Both of these young men were forced to learn on their own due to others constantly doubting their intelligence and stereotyping. Sherman Alexie is among the most seasoned of American contemporary artists with a wide spectrum of artistic genres including film, novel, short story, screenwriting, and poetry. Having one older brother, a deceased sister, two twin sisters and a adopted little brother, he knew that as an Indian descent they were expected to fail but he was determined not to live up to those expectations.
Though he pulled through, doctors predicted he would be severely mentally retarded. Their struggle is a reflection of their desire to preserve their cultural identity while living in a multicultural society. Distancing oneself from the situation is common in people who do not completely accept their situation, like Jackson. I could feel my teacher standing over me concerned that all that was written on my test was my name. As Victor and his people yield to the addiction of alcohol and devastation of poverty and unemployment, the loss of culture, tradition, and identity is evident. Victor must take the trip to collect his father 's ashes, however due to his current financial situation he is unable to take his journey.
Although both achieved success in a different outcome than another, they are both great examples of how each had a similar upbringing down to their determination for success. Call the help desk for the computer you just bought, and the person you talk to is in India. He also writes essays and novels. Many pieces of literature cover the subject of unsuspecting death. While reading this poem the way Alexei writes it, makes it as though one can also feel what he is feeling during the grief and sorrow of him losing his father. The main difference between these two poems is the how Sherman Alexei uses techniques in the two poems.
The poem is told in the third person by the cook preparing the last meal as he recalls the many final meals he has prepared over the years. The Ghost Dance carries a meaning of re-union; it symbolized the diminishing of the white man, and a return of land back to the American Indians. Essay 2 Sherman Alexie Casebook Portrayal of both individual and collective responsibility in the society A societyis a group of diverse peoples all living peacefully with one another in a geographically identified area. We were just kids and you were drunk. Sherman Alexie illustrates several of the obstacles that he faced in his life through the difficulties his characters encounter, particularly in his book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. In their next game against Wellpinit, the Reardan team ends up winning but this just makes Arnold feel ashamed.
One of the struggles of being such a diverse nation is that different ethnic groups often fail to understand one another. Even though he had suffered his life through his mental disabilities, he patiently spent most of his childhood reading. Although born with a severe case of hydrocephalus, he astonishingly recovered and learned to read at an early age. As a child he was bullied, both by other kids and even his teachers. To become literate it is important for the person to have a role-model for them to look up too and strive to be like. Native Americans Today: A Biographical Dictionary. Upon the death of his father, Victor goes through a range of emotions and experiences.