Life’s struggle

In the autobiographical novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie creates a complex character, creates a setting that shapes who the protagonist is a character who got some born brain disease and grown up in a poor reservation. The book crucified racism and people who tried to kill other culture severely. This book combine satire and black humour.

The author emphasise a miserable situation that he has by maintaining “ poverty teaches you how to be poor ”. To make it more expressive , he highlights a equation, “poverty = empty refrigerator + empty stomach”, which interpret his tragic condition perfectly. The matter of fact of the poverty is seen when he states the temptation of the fried chicken…

2 thoughts on “Life’s struggle”

  1. Hi Sean, I’m Leon Guo. The phrase of “we are all defeated” were commonly used though out other poems including ours. In places that were once a colony of another country this kind of things often happens. Were natives living in a reservation often appear to be hopeless and given up, however people who are the decedents of those colonizer are hopeful and dislikes the natives. What do you think is the reason behind the fact that native have all given up?

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