One of the major reasons for Holden’s depression is failing at many different things. Holden does not have any close friends to talk to and has a very hard time establishing long term relationships. Another cause for his depression is the death of his younger brother Allie, he has always thought that the world would have been better off if he had died instead of his brother. There are many reasons for Holden’s depression including multiple failures, having very few friends, and the death of his younger brother Allie. A large portion of Holden’s depression comes from failing multiple times.
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian Literary Analysis “The Absolutely True Diary Of a Part Time Indian” is a native based novel written by Sherman Alexie about a small Indian boy named Arnold, but called Junior by everyone on his reservation. Arnold struggles with his identity, torn between a part of his Native culture and another in his white cultured school. Along with this, his best friend, Rowdy, starts holding a grudge against Arnold, precisely because he changed schools, as if Arnold only changed schools to hurt him. Arnold went to the white school because of their improved academics, instead of the school on the reservation, where the teachers try to “Kill the Indian to save the child” but end up damaging them instead. Showing Natives as stoic people with no emotions or feelings, the novel also disrupts the stereotype of the stoic Indian by revealing humour in difficult situations, a supportive community, and through the characters of Rowdy and Mary (Arnold’s sister).
Another guilt which he felt about his family was the fact that because of the convenience of plastics and throw away containers, they had no time really spent together as a family. Even the family dinner was forgone in place of fast-food and take-out. This was also disturbing and worrisome to Beavan since it went against everything his grandparents tried to teach him. Beavan grew up not but a 5 minute walk away from his grandparents and spent a great deal of time with them. Both having been born and lived though the Great Depression, they had a “Waste not, want not.” attitude that they tired to instil in Beavan.
He had issues and sadly they were not identified in time to prevent the tragedy that later occurred. Kip Kinkel was troubled in many ways socially, sociologists are trying to pinpoint why he hung out with the “bad crowd” and the influences it had on Kinkel. Kinkel struggled academically and was not social with the students at his school. Even though he had friends, he felt isolated. The Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura states that because of the crowd he hung out with, he was influenced to be bad.
The kids on the rez make Junior’s life a living hell down talking him for things that aren’t his fault, things he can’t change. Compared to the other kids on the rez Junior is nothing but an outcast. Also, Junior was never content with living or going to school on the reservation. In the last chapter Rowdy says, "No, I'm serious. I always knew you were going to leave.
G00185051 Pursue the Things of Substance. Bravery is as important to a boy as childbirth is to a woman. In Sherman Alexie’s novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the main character, Junior feels hopeless on his rez and decides to leave and find hope at Reardan, a school in the white town. Victor who plays the lead role in the movie Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie also leaves his rez with his friend Thomas in search of hope to find the remains of his father. Junior, leaving the rez to find hope at Reardan, supports and clarifies Thomas and Victor’s journey to finding Victor’s father’s remains.
Milan Rakocevic Feb-7-2012 The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me In the short story of “Superman and Me”, Alexie explains the pain of growing up as an Indian on a reserve where Indians were expected to fail and be uneducated, but because Alexie is smart, arrogant and lucky he broke the mold. The pain he refers to is the pain of being repressed. As young children we like to be praised for our talents, instead Alexie was socially shunned by his peers; Told to keep quiet during class because his participation would some how expose his genius, setting a new standard for his Indian classmates. Alexie refers to himself as a prodigy but then goes on to write, “A smart Indian is a dangerous person, widely feared and ridiculed by Indians and non-Indians alike. I fought with my classmates on a daily basis.
Now in 2011, these workers make a dollar fifty an hour. The Filipinos were the very first group to go on strike for higher wages, but that was a fail. So everyone decided not to go to work; it did work for a while, but it was still the violence and prejudice that hindered them from succeeding. In the documentary, “Chicano: Struggle in the fields” talks about how hard life was for these migrant workers. Getting treated like property, no respect or dignity, completely invisible to all growers, and seen as lazy, ignorant, stupid, dirty, and poor and that’s one of the reasons why they were migrant workers; they also got treated like crap.
He felt that they were uneducated therefore they had undesirable jobs and people treated them differently because of it. Rodriguez notes, “I was not proud of my mother and father. I was embarrassed by their lack of education” (55). Rodriguez goes on to say, “Simply, what mattered to me was that they were not like my teachers” (55). In the book Rodriguez takes every thing that his teachers say at face value and he never questions if perhaps they could be wrong or mistaken on subjects.
With lots of children to take care of Mayella was only able to get two to three years of education and she had no friends. This is why when Atticus asks her about her friends she thinks he is making fun of her. After having to live a life like this we don?t know why Mayella would like to defend her hard-hearted father, but she probably did this because she was scared of what