Hahah Essay

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Summary How It All Goes Down The narrator introduces himself to us: he is a hydrocephalic, meaning he was born with water on the brain. He is also a budding artist and hopes to use his words to connect with people. The narrator then tells us the story of Oscar, his best canine friend. His family is too poor to afford veterinary care, so the narrator's father shoots the poor pup. The kid is, of course, devastated. Poverty does indeed suck. We then meet the narrator's best friend, a tough-guy named Rowdy. Rowdy spends quite a bit of time with the narrator's family, since his own is abusive. The two go to a powwow together where Junior (one of our narrator's names) gets roughed up a bit, and Rowdy has to intervene. We see that Rowdy is Junior's main protector. Moving on, Junior is at school one day and finds his mother's name written in a geometry textbook. Infuriated, he throws the book at his teacher, Mr. P. After he is suspended from school, Mr. P comes to visit and tells Arnold not ever to give up. He encourages Arnold to leave the reservation. Arnold takes Mr. P's advice seriously and tells his parents that he would like to transfer to the white school in Reardan. Junior's parents are OK with the idea, but Rowdy, Junior's best friend, is totally ticked off. Rowdy is so upset that he punches Junior in the face. The two become more enemies than friends. The reservation Indians also shun Junior for his choice. Junior starts Reardan High School, where he meets the hot blonde Penelope and gets picked on by the jock Roger. Around this time we also learn that our narrator's full name is Arnold Spirit, Jr. Eventually, Arnold stands up to Roger and punches him in the nose. Roger doesn't fight back, but begins to respect Arnold. Arnold hears the cute blonde Penelope puking in the school bathroom one

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