Junior says that, if his mother had had better opportunity, she would have been a community college professor. P regrets the way he treated his students when he was younger. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.
His cartoons help him to make sense of his experiences on and off the reservation.
Teens get in a number of fistfights and three people close to the main character die. Challenge them to draw their own comic and tell a narrative about their life such as school, home, and friends.
After his grandmother's funeral, a family friend, Eugene, is shot in the face by his friend Bobby after fighting over alcohol. Why did Arnold think the Reardan kids sometimes acted like repressed middle-age business dudes? Ironically, she never had a drink in her life.
When Junior leaves the reservation in order to attend to Reardan High a rich white school outside the reservation he finds a completely different set of characters, those with privileged backgrounds and high hopes and expectations. Because of his health, he was unable to compete physically, so he became instead an avid reader.
Violence[ edit ] Junior lives under the constant threat of physical violence. Despite this he keeps his hope, expanding it beyond his hometown and into the wider community. Encourage them to research the tribe and reservation land by visiting the Spokane tribe website. Eugene dies after his close friend Bobby shoots him in the face during a dispute over alcohol.
He mentored Mary, Junior's older sister, and wants to help Junior leave the reservation. Remind students that a reader can get to know a character by paying attention to how he speaks, thinks, and acts. When Junior's dog Oscar gets heat stroke, his father must put him down because they cannot afford to take him to a veterinarian.
June Learn how and when to remove this template message Hope and dreams[ edit ] Throughout the novel, Junior shares his dreams with the readers. Ask students to ask and answer more questions about the vocabulary words, applying them to the novel or to their own lives.
Upon meeting Junior, Roger uses racial slurs to demean him, and Junior then punches him in the face. Maybe more important than my family.
Later, Junior receives news of the death of his sister and her husband who were killed in a fire at their trailer. This notion of friendship caused by hardship is expressed brilliantly by Alexie through the characterisation of Rowdy.
She likes to write romance stories and is considered by Junior to be "beautiful and strong and funny".
Despite this, he keeps his hope, expanding it beyond his hometown and into the wider community. Eugene The best friend of Junior's father. He has anger problems and often gets physically violent with Junior and others. But as the novel progresses, Junior begins to make friends at Reardan High and learns just how crucial it is to build new relationships with different people, as they each serve an important role or function in his life.
She is a bad liar, likes to read books, and is considered to be very smart by her children. As a boy, he was much influenced by his maternal grandmother, a spiritual leader of the Spokane, who died when he was eight. Junior is determined and relentless in his quest to succeed and escape.
During the game, Rowdy elbows Junior in the head and knocks him unconscious. Violence A man is shot, an old woman is killed by a drunk driver, fistfights, a suicide, an injury requiring stitches, a concussion, child and spousal abuse. She is popular and plays on the Reardan volleyball team.
Ask students to choose one of the games and create an oral sports broadcast of the game or a newspaper article about the game. Ironically, she never had a drink in her life. The Real Struggles of a Native American Boy make an Uplifting Story" published in The Guardianauthor Diane Samuels says that Alexie's book has a "combination of drawings, pithy turns of phrase, candor, tragedy, despair and hope … [that] makes this more than an entertaining read, more than an engaging story about a North American Indian kid who makes it out of a poor, dead-end background without losing his connection with who he is and where he's from.
He likes reading comics, such as Archie.
What do you know about the narrator so far? He was an average player back at the reservation, no comma because nobody expected anything from him. Eugene gives Junior a ride to school once on his motorcycle, impressing Roger and the other Reardan boys.
Sex No sexual scenes, but mentions of masturbation, erections, kissing, a drawing of a bare bottom, disparaging use of "gay" and "faggot," a reference to getting hands into panties.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is Alexie's first foray into the young adult genre, and it took him only one book to master the form.
Recently nominated for a /5(). And if you're fourteen years old, like me, and you're still stuttering and lisping, then you become the biggest retard in the world.
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