Mt reading of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a novel written by Sherman Alexie. The theme of this novel is about loneliness, alienation and belonging. Junior is a “part-time Indian” and lives on the Indian reservation in Spokane, but goes to a white highschool in Readen.  This sentence below expresses the theme of the novel.

“I realized that I might be a lonely Indian boy, but I was not alone in my loneliness. There were millions of other Americans who had left their birthplaces in search of a dream”.

His life take place in two different places. The first place is home in the reservation, in Spokane where he lives with his family. The other place is in the whiteman town called Readen. Readen high school is the school where Arnold is studying. The sentence below describes how the maincharacter thinks of his reservation in Spokane.

“The reservation is beautiful. I mean it. Take a look. There are pine trees everywhere. Thousands of ponderosa pine trees. Millions. I guess i maybe take pine trees for granted.”

Arnold biggest problem in the book is when he starts at the highschool in Readen. Readen is a small-town school for whitepeople, and is over 20 miles away from the reservation in Spokane. He didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in the reservation, so he only way to move out of the reservation was to start on Readen, and get a good education to leave in collage later and follow his dream out of poverty. To do this he had to leave his birthplace and friend to reach this opetunety. The sentence below tells us how many others in the world left their birthplace to follow their dreams.

“I realized that I might be a lonely Indian boy, but I was not alone in my loneliness. There were millions of other Americans who had left their birthplaces in search of a dream”.

The main character  named Arnold/Junior are changing a lot during the book. One exsample is the respect to Junior. Nobody gave respect to Arnold when he started at Readen, until he punched Rodger (the alfadog at school) in the face. An other exsample is he in the basketballteam. When he went to the high school in the reservation was he just a dissent player of the team, but in the school at Readen was Arnold their secret weapon.

“Arnold, it’s now up to you”: said the Coach

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