In the novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie creates a setting that affects the characters.
Junior was born in a poverty-stricken area and he lived in the reservation, he doesn’t get enough food to eat and has a serious hydrocephalus which appears in his big head. His family is poor and does not even have enough money to pay a visit to the hospital.
He likes to draw comics as comics can be seen in similar ways in different people’s eyes, but Junior does not realize his dreams yet: to be an artist and live a better life.
Mr. P regards the Indian as a nation that should be eradicated or partly eradicated as for the nation is so poor and live without any hope.