Tori, I really liked both your examples of rhetorical devices. Whenever he had free time or was having a difficult time, he would always go read something. Alexie had motivation which got him out of his reservation and he is trying to give to the kids so they can do the same. He underwent an operation at six months old and was not expected to survive. The reader becomes immediately interested in Alexie's life and they see to see him succeed. Most of the children read his books and write their own.
This is also expressed when he tells the reader about how he would read his father's odd collection of novels. Later he became a writer and teacher. This also indicates the way that Alexie views the world and his place in it. Nevertheless, Alexie was smart, arrogant and lucky. I highly value his opinion and I always look to make him proud.
I reallly appreciate your feedback. Alexie's repetition also evokes emotion from the reader. It really drives the point to me that with a good family anything can happen. He read everything everywhere he went. He wanted to let other Indian students that reading is what saved his life. Use any or all of these avenues for discussion of the essay.
Unlike the others he ignored what the hypocrites had to say. My father cancer diagnosis shook the whole family. Throughout the big anecdote he told other little stories. Sherman Alexie did a magnificent job with this article and I believed I learned something from it. Talks about how he learned to read and then he talks about how smart Indians are seen as oddities in society Between 4 and 5 iii.
I didn't know how to really get started on this assignment, and I'm horrible at writing, it's definetly my weakest subject, any feedback would be much appreciated. His classmates are dull and monosyllabic in class, while they are very lively and great storytellers once home. I completely agree with the fact that a parent can influence a child so much. One anecdote that Alexie includes is about how he learned to read from a comic book. The story goes into him being discriminated against by his peers and teachers. Sherman Alexie grew up in a rather difficult situation.
Alexie read whatever he could find, he didn't care what it was about, as long as he was reading he was pleased. Many of his fellow classmates flunk out and try to force him to do the same. Sherman Alexie's story was inspiring, just like you stated, because of his characteristics. For example, he starts off his essay by establishing the fact that he learned to read with a Superman comic. In the case of this week, it was an advantage. While it is obvious now that he survived, he had many seizures as a child and to pass the time he read. He also realized that without the ability to read, he would be nowhere near the person that he is today.
Sherman Alexie is a Native American poet, novelist, performer, and film maker. Alexie set the standards for other Indians, and tried to demonstrate that while being an Indian if you wanted to be successful, you would have to overcome adversity. Alexie was the exception for the many who never amounted to anything. Speaking of Sherman Alexie Superman and Me analysis, we should mention the following facts. He taught himself how to read the text by looking at the pictures and. Alexie introduces and reintroduces this phrase at very two critical moments in the story.
I was trying to save my life. I feel like that environment has caused many of them to not succeed in life because they never had the confidence to try. I thought Sherman did an excellent job in telling the story of how he began reading and learning. Alexie is truly a hero in his own right. He had a sharp and bright mind, and he knew he wanted to go far in life. Meaghan, this was an excellent response.