He identified himself as an outcast and nerd because he was different than everybody else. As much as he hates the reservation it is his home and home is a part of who you are. After having a conversation with his teacher, Arnold decided to go to the Reardan school. He starts going to the school expecting everyone to pick up on him, and they do at first. But then people started respecting him and accepted him because they got to know him and he had some awesome basketball skills.
He hates his brother because he’s annoying and always getting into his business. He thinks his father spoils him at that also bugs him. Tristan also believes he like doing drugs because they are fun not because he’s escaping. He doesn’t understand what the big deal is it’s his life and body he should be able to do what he wants with it. Todd Donley- Father (Enabler): Todd is 39-year-old caucasian man.
All Chris cared about was making people laugh that was his life’s motive. He fed off of other people’s happiness even if he was miserable. Some say he may have had a form of a Somatoform Disorder or Behavioral Disorder. Chris was constantly sent down to the office for being extremely disruptive and disrespectful in class just to entertain his peers. Chris’s father never truly yelled at him for what he did just because of how cute he was as a child, Chris was usually allowed to do whatever he wanted this gave him this sense of empowerment but at the same time caused him to grow this self-independence.
In the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Junior gets to experience this, after a basketball game against his former best friend and people that he lives around every day. In this piece, we learn that things are not always as they seem. I think this is shown through the character’s actions, the internal and external dialogue, and through what we know historically about the Native Americans and through Junior. To begin with, I will show that the character of Junior changes to show that things are not always as they seem. At first, Junior is determined to “demoralize” the “evil Wellpinit Redskins.” He continually describes them as the enemy, and in some respects thinks of with as little consideration as others.
Pavel starts off by saying that in many cases, children looked up to their fathers as role models. For Artie, though,that was not the case. Artie says that when he was a child, Vladek would try to assert full dominance over Artie and say that Artie would not accomplish as much as he did . As a result, Artie tried really hard to prove him wrong and often argued with him. Now that he became really successful, he felt bad that he proved Vladek wrong because at similar ages;Vladek went through Auschwitz while Artie became successful and famous through the publication of Maus.
He only scored 19 points & it was the only game of his I watched live. He had the ball stripped from him by a sneaky & quick Spud Webb but did not let it get to him. He airballed a 3 pointer, and the crowd “ohhhddd” in disapproval, but he laughed & then shrugged his shoulders at the crowd and the crowd changed its disapproval & started laughing with him. He had learned to laugh at himself & lean on his teammates (a young Scottie Pippen & young Horace Grant, as well as Craig Hodges) & knew something about his own limitations. Even though he was coming back from injury, and I think Mitch Richmond scored more than he that game, he still was “better” than the rest & scored a “measley” 19 points.
A major character in this story is Charles Trask. What motivates his actions is the fact that he thinks their father, Cyrus, loves his stepbrother more than him. An inner conflict that Charles has is jealousy. He would always beat Adam up when they were young teenagers but once Adam left for the Army, Charles realized that he actually missed him. Once Adam comes back, he tells Charles that he escaped from jail which makes Charles feel better about himself.
7. Why is there so much more conflict between Biff and his father? There is so much more conflict with Biff and his father because Wily wants to mold his son Biff into a success that he thinks the American Dream holds for him. Although his tries throughout this molding he fails. Another reason why there was so much conflict was because Biff caught him cheating on his mom.
Brother made him "swim until he turned blue, row until he couldn't lift an our" and made him rush wherever they went so "his face turned red and his eyes became glazed." (601). Brother was determined to return to school having a "normal" brother that he could not be ridiculed and made fun of for because he lacked skills that others had, or that he was different. Brother devoted a lot of effort into making Doodle normal in his eyes, and was determined not to let Doodle fail him. He worried more about what other people thought of his brother than what really mattered the most, which was Doodle
One of the most poignant moments of the novel is when Junior’s team wins but then he realises he cannot take any pleasure in the victory. This more than anything highlights the way Junior will always be torn between his two worlds. Basketball also highlights how males communicate with each other and how social codes (not being able to cry or touch) can be suspended when sport is