Although Alexis can’t actually live on hope and fear, the use of the words helps the readers imagine the terrible situation of living an uncertain life at the mercy of others. The readers might not know what it feels like to receive irregular paychecks or government surplus food, but they most likely know and have experienced hope and fear. 2. In what ways does the description of Sherman Alexie’s father play against stereotypes of Native Americans? * Alexie’s father was “one of the few Indians who went to Catholic school on purpose.” A stereotype had developed that all Indian children were stupid
He was very unpopular, clinging close to Phineas, who was Gene’s only source of social interaction. When he was not with Phineas he would feel as if,” I would have lost face with Phineas, and that would have been unthinkable.”(Knowles Pg. 34) Gene did everything he could to stay in favor with Phineas, even by taking part in’ The Suicide Society’ (Knowles. 56-57), when he longed to be studying for examinations. Striving to be the best academically and to be so much like an adult, pressured Gene into thinking he had to be, ”serious sometime, about something.
Either way one’s environment will effect that person especially when it comes to their social status. The story begins on an Indian Reservation involving a lonely teen who has a hard time finding true personality. On the rez Junior has a hard time because so many other obstacles come his way and being social was one of the last things on his mind. Junior has a hard time making friends and being involved with peers in the rez community. Junior treated like nothing by his peers being ridiculed for his actions, criticized for birth defects.
E\Essay on Montana 1948 In Montana 1948 it explores the sense that David believed to have a positive role model in uncle Frank until he true colours were revealed and he realized later what a great role model he had in his father. Watson it showed that David's rite of passage was based on Frank's negative impact on him and the awareness that there is evil in the world. The hardest thing that David had to go through was coming to terms with seeing his uncle in a different way; this was made known when David said "too frightening for me to continue thinking of my uncle in the way I always had." Watson shows that people eventually become cynical and disillusioned with the world when they discover that their role models are in fact corrupt and immoral. Confirmation to support this is when David reveals "did I wonder what might happen if I killed my uncle".
In The Power of One, although Hoppie influences Peekay for a short amount of time, he turns Peekay’s life around and leads him to his greatest passion, boxing. Hoppie realizes that Peekay’s brokenness and depression is caused by the kids at school who bully him for being a rooinek, and he shows Peekay compassion and kindness. Without Hoppie Peekay may have never been introduced to boxing or be proud to be a rooinek. With the loss of Granpa Chook fresh in his head, Peekay reaches his lowest point. He tries to camouflage himself so he does not stand out as a rooinek because the kids at school bully and discriminate against him because of his English heritage.
Holden cannot think straight. He has become a liar as well as a hypocrite. Holden’s red hunting hat shows his sense of individuality and his diversity from everyone else. Holden is very self conscience of his hat, and he doesn’t wear it around people he knows. Holden’s fear of becoming an adult may have been caused by his parents because they pressure him to get good grades and be successful.
Because of his position rather than his brother’s, he experiences jealousy and is a victim of favoritism. His brother is a veteran, and to his father this means a lot. This meant that Frank could get away with everything while Wes was scolded. Wes reveals this jealousy when he says, “I wonder if he was supposed to stay at the hospital.”(p.36) When Wes
These outsiders serve mainly to be scorned by the “higher” members of society, and to make those “insiders” feel better about themselves. The character that is most easily recognizable as an outsider in The Bluest Eye is Pecola Breedlove, but her father, Cholly, who has had his own experiences with self-hatred, initially establishes her self-hatred and status as an outsider. The beginning of this vicious cycle takes place during Cholly’s adolescence. The origin of his self-hatred is his first sexual experience, which is interrupted by two white men catching he and Darlene in the act. Though Cholly was humiliated by the white men, “he hated the one who had created the situation, the one who bore witness to his failure, his impotence” (151).
His top priority as a white man is to locate Helen and win her. However he has no luck for a while and must find a job. Furthermore during all the searching Matthew begins to observe that white life isn’t as superior as he has thought, it wasn’t nearly as exciting as African American life, and in fact white life is actually rather difficult and materialistic. Schuyler displays how assimilating into a general attitude is much easier than opposing it. Matthew has successfully fooled people into believing that he is a white man who supports white racial purity.
Mr Ewell is a terrible father due to his abusiveness and neglect. He doesn?t care for or look after his children and so Mayella, his eldest daughter, has to carry out his job. ?Nobody was quite sure ho many children were on the place. Some people said six, others said nine? 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.