He realized that his educational opportunities were limited if he stayed in the school on the Reservation. He did something rare, he choose to get an education off the Reservation in a high school in a nearby town. The story of his life is divided up in short vignettes from each of his years in school. They each describe a brief memory that leaves a lasting impression on him. Being born an Indian and having been raised on an Indian Reservation was a horrible ordeal for Sherman Alexie.
No. Junior has hope, Mr. P told Junior that he is the smartest kid in school, and he encouraged Junior to leave Rez otherwise he would give up his future. Mr. P pointed out a bright way to Junior, and Junior took the advice bravely. The other thing that stuck out to me is racism. After Junior transferred to Reardan - a school with a lot rich white kids, every his new classmate seems a racist, they made fun of him just like in reservation.
He thinks of her as “part of the great loneliness being carried up the driving current” (366), meaning that she has always been a solitary individual one with wild. Despite the fact that Lipsha hardly knew her and only recently found out he was her son, he still sees her as part of nature. He even remarks about how he is glad June had given him up, as her other son “suffered more than Lipsha Morrissey did” (367), signifying her substandard
Early on in the semester Pudge is kicked out of his World Religion class for daydreaming and is admonished by his teacher, Dr. Hyde, for not being present in the moment. Pudge grows closer to his new friends as the Colonel is kicked out of every basketball game for jeering too much, Alaska tutors Pudge in pre-calculus, and the group is caught smoking by the dean of students, Mr. Starnes (known as the Eagle), at their favourite hangout spot, the Smoking Hole. An important element to their friendship is trust. Although Takumi reveals Alaska was the one who ratted out her roommate the year before and Pudge is unsure about trusting Alaska, he agrees to stay on campus with her for the Thanksgiving break. The two spend their time snooping through other students’ rooms, watching porn together, and eating Thanksgiving at the Colonel’s house with his mother.
Molly Pals University Seminar 11/27/10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Bibliography- Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 1999. Main Characters: Charlie- Genius, something from his past is affecting his life but he cannot remember what it is, reads a lot of books that are given to him by his English teacher Sam- Charlie’s crush, Brings Charlie in as a friend but also introduces him to the party scene Patrick- Sam’s stepbrother, gay, has a secret relationship with the star QB of the school Older Sister- Typical high school teenager, thinks she is in love, hit by her boyfriend, gets pregnant but has an abortion Big Brother- In College, football player, comes home twice during the school year Aunt Helen- Sexually abused Charlie when he was a young boy, died a few years before the book’s current setting Teacher- Gives Charlie extra books and assignments because he is smarter than everyone else Anonymous friend- receiver of Charlie’s thought provoking letters Summary: Unlike the other books I have read so far for this class, this has a lot of small issues that would take pages to write about. The other books just had a couple of large issues that were easy to talk about.
He is learning in school about the writer in which he was named after, Nikolai Gogol. Gogol went home and confronted his parents about the horrible things he learned about the author and demanded an answer if they knew about them when he was named. Ashoke calming assured Gogol that he was named after the author because Nikolai was a brilliant writer. Ashima chimed in that she and Gogol’s father tried to give him his good name when he started school, yet Gogol refused. Gogol blasted back with the fact that he was only 5 years old and did not understand.
Life is too short for people to learn everything in the whole world, so learning should never stop. In the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie wrote about Arnold Spirit Junior, the Indian boy who used to live and go to school on his reservation. Arnold was born in a poor family with many health problems, but he is clever, dexterous and always believes in himself. He decides to improve his life by leaving his old school and moving to Reardan, a white high school filled with smart students located more than twenty miles away from his house. In geology class at Reardan, Arnold meets Gordy, the class genius.
While he is no longer the victim, he finds himself fast being pulled into the dark world of the Guardians, a secret society of older boys who are orchestrating a reign of terror at his new school. When the Guardians summon him, he thinks that his disguise must have failed. The truth, however, is that the Guardians are so impressed by the new persona Elliot has created that they want him to become one of them. The book follows Elliot's struggle to find a way out of his dilemma. Whilst he has escaped his traumatic past, his future seems to be that he will join the Guardians, and become one of the bullies that he once despised.
The main theme of this book, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” (by Sherman Alexie), is about Junior trying to find strength and hope to accept himself. Stereotypes about Junior make him weak and hopeless. He thinks that he will have a better life if he is white. He can’t imagine himself to be successful academically and socially. As a result of prejudice and stereotypes to Junior, he becomes weaker and hopeless .
Hello Friends. I am Smriti Bahl, Superintendent of “Nirvaana” The Old Age Home in Salt Lake. I have come here to address you about the problem of loneliness being faced by the elderly of this generation. I want to begin with a few lines from a poem by Wayne Brown The quiet has been upon me for days Nothing comes to my door I stare at the walls; rock in my chair Listen to creaking boards in the floor I guess that I’m too old to matter anymore No one really cares what I say I have my thoughts, my opinions, and my words But who really cares about them anyway? These lines are a clear reflector of the mental plight of the old people .Aging is a series of processes that begin with life and continues throughout the life cycle.