At this point he also loses his identity as an Indian on the reservation and is accused of being an apple, red on the outside and white on the inside. I think this aspect of the book is what makes it so great. He is a Native American that lives in an Indian Reservation. Thanks for reading this article and for being open to talking about it with others! We see here how, for the umpteenth time, Arnold has been disappointed and depressed because of his father, more specifically the effects that alcohol played on his father. Junior was expecting to get punched back, but he didn't. When did mainstream America throw out moral integrity in favor of teaching debauchery as well as the most debasing language possible to children? In this particular instance, the story is about Arnold Spirit, but it is also a search for identity. It sucks to be poor, and it sucks to feel that you somehow deserve to be poor.
But Mary and her husband host a party at which there is a lot of drinking. The story also has intricate symbolism. He is pretty accepting of his heritage. Soon though, he makes friends and decides: it's okay, white people aren't bad even if some are racists. This is why so many schools and libraries did a turnabout in their requests for removal of this book. Arnold's best friend Eugene is shot in the face by a friend when the two men are apparently arguing over the last drink in a bottle.
When it comes to death, we know that laughter and tears are pretty much the same thing. He is enjoyable to read about and likeable in a way that makes you want to see him get past his struggles and go on to bigger and better things. Also, the people who talk about this book being against anyone, in my opinion, are wrong. What we need to learn is how to deal with them in a mature way. This is the story of a boy who overcomes poverty, race and the loss of family and friends to follow his dreams and live up to his potential despite the lack of encouragement and support. He was scared of the white people and did not expect them to welcome him. I also like how he relates to Arnold having 2 different sides to himself, black and white.
And I would always miss him, too. I am writing a report on this book right now and I honestly think that it should not be banned. The dark tone might put off some readers; it nearly made me stop reading. There are many themes in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It rotted on the shore for weeks. However, Arnold has dreams of becoming a cartoonist, of traveling the world. Much as I stated on the Rationale page, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a story about the search for identity and hope in a world that seems hopeless.
And the tribe of poverty. I believe that Alexie has created some very important points in his book, and he created a great way to expose teenagers to how bad the conditions on modern Indian Reservations really are. And the tribe of Pacific Northwesterners. After a while though, Junior started making friends. Surely you can understand his point of view. So when he didn't get punched back, he was surprised.
The reality is that the main character, Arnold, is a freshman in high school and speaks in a relatable voice for young adults. This book is very well written and is personally one of the best books I have ever read. When he finally stands up for himself, he gains the respect of the boy he punches, but he is then left without an identity, a sore thumb among all the white students. I believe I stay invested through all the drama because the story primarily focuses on how the protagonist heals and becomes better instead of how they wallow in pain. And to the tribe of basketball players.
Bookmans actively fights censorship and promotes freedom of expression at every opportunity because we believe you have the right to read, view, and listen to what you want. While this scene is very tragic, it gives the reader a more personal insight to the condition of Indian Reservations, rather than giving a textbook point of view. We feel that you and everyone else has the right to choose what you want to read. Themes of friendship, acceptance cultural, genetic, economic, ability , and forgiveness run strong in Part Time Diary. Determined to receive a good education, Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in the neighboring farm town where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
It was a huge realization. Arnold does this by focusing on life and the joy that it brings. This not only appears as funny, but is also relatable to teenagers, who know how it feels to have weird teachers. Arnold experiences three major losses in the plot: Grandma Spirit, Eugene, and Mary. Though he should be at home in both places, sometimes Arnold feels like a complete stranger. Also, Junior cares about his family a lot.
And the tribe of funeral-goers. This book is aimed at kids going through some of the same problems as Junior, and Alexie tries to make a book that is relatable to them. So what does Stupid Horse mean? I am a high school student that has read and studied Diary of a Part-Time Indian this year. But, he is still considered an Indian, even if he is at the bottom of the food chain. His father and I will discuss whatever sexual contents with him when he comes to us or at the appropriate time. Junior is proud of her for taking that step and even prouder when Mary announces her plans to finish a book by summer.
The first death, Grandma Spirit, is a difficult experience for Arnold. Albeit masturbation, boners, racism and obscene things like that are in this book. This book is about a poor boy who is trying to figure out his life which is being bombarded by racism and hormones. As said in the previous sentence, Arnold eventually found basketball at Reardan High School, a second motif, this one representing success and achievement. Junior also did not know how to communicate well. And I realized that, sure, Indians were drunk and sad and displaced and crazy and mean, but dang, we knew how to laugh. The book club selection is A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.