Junior’s Poverty One’s achievements are based on how hard one works. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, We are introduced to Junior a young Native American boy who wants to better himself and not follow in the same footsteps as his family or others in the reservations. He brings it upon himself to change schools and become someone, other than just another poor drunk Native American in the Rez. He is faced with many obstacles for leaving his school in the reservation and going to Reardan, an all-white school in the white part of town. During his experience he finds the true meaning of friendship, love, hope, as well as poverty and loss.
He was also exposed to many sacred traditions, specifically the Indian traditions. Later on in the letter, Wind-Wolf’s father described how Wind-Wolf never had the methods and tools to learn the fundamentals unlike his white peers which also made Wind-Wolf a “slow-learner”. All Wind-Wolf wanted was to be treated fairly and be able to share his heritage, culture, and knowledge with his
Instead it’s Gail who confronts and persuades Wes to take action, “What about the…damage…[that’s] already been done?” As a young boy David saw his father as more of a weak man than a stronger one. David was disappointed by his father who would not carry a six shooter like more traditional Sheriff’s. He never dressed as an official Sheriff instead preferring to wear “…boots and Stetsons; my father wore brogans and a fedora”, against the traditional stereotype of Western Cowboy. When David discovers that his idol Uncle Frank was raping Indian women, including Marie Little Soldier, who he
“ What did Tullam and Mungara stand for now? Tribal men were beggars puking rotgut sherry in the lee of hotel shit-houses”, (Mungara and Tullam being two aboriginal tribes) Jimmie now looked at the aboriginal society with a different approach. Jimmie gets white influenced by his white adoptive parents who´s trying to motivate him into marrying a white woman, intending to make Jimmie´s children only half black, grandchildren one-eighth black and with time his relatives will be completely white. Years go by while Jimmie works for the whites. Different employers and different jobs.
Jim The Ideal Father The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain describes a strong solid bond that has formed between two people. Huckleberry Finn k who is a young poor white kid and Jim is Miss Watson personal slave. Huckleberry Finn's father Pap as he called him; beat, abuse, kidnap and scare his son to the extent that Huckleberry Finn, out of fear for his own life engineers his own staggering death to run away from his father. When Huck and Jim travel down the river it becomes visible that Jim more of a true father to Huck than his own biological father Pap. Huck’s father teaches his only son that life is not worth living, while on the other hand Jim gives Huck the strong fatherly support that Huck needs including, friendship, and knowledge for Huck to become a real man unlike his father.
This is directly connected to Francois and his team, because they go up against immeasurable odds just to win the world cup, uniting the country. They train very hard, and quite literally go through hell just to win. Also, Francois is indirectly related to this poem because he was told about it by Nelson Mandela, who came from a very bad prison and when he came out, he was ready to forgive the whites. Francois’ greatest challenge in making moral decisions is the acceptance of his subordinates and parents. His parents resent Madiba in the beginning of the movie, and when Francois starts to be influenced by Mandela his parents disapprove of it.
From beginning to end, the reader acquires an understanding of how David grows from an innocent child into a man due to the events that take place. For example, the death of Marie Little Soldier, the accusations made against his once beloved Uncle Frank, the strain on his parents relationship towards him and towards each other and finally the eventual alienation of his wider family. David has some inner strength as a character and this tends to overrule his weaknesses. For example, the men of the Hayden family, Julian, Frank and Wes, are all very racist towards the Indians of Montana and all have the same views as one another – that they are useless and can only be industrious if they follow and try to be like the whites. David on the other hand, has a completely different view of the Indians, such as Marie Little Soldier and Ronnie Tall Bear.
Philip Marlowe Philip Marlowe is my favorite character in the movie “Farewell my lovely.” Marlowe is working a boring job trying to find a missing husband when he has the bad luck to come across Moose Malloy. Malloy is a very big guy who just got out of prison and is looking for his lost love, Velma. Unfortunately, Moose is kind of simple mind and doesn’t know his own brutal strength so he ends up killing somebody when asking questions. As a witness, Marlowe told the polices what he saw and is coerced into trying to find Velma by a lazy detective. However, a real paying job as a bodyguard for a guy delivering a ransom for the return of stolen jewelry comes up so Marlowe ditches the Malloy mess.
For example, Okonkwo a once respected and influential man ended up hanging himself. This is ironic due to the fact that in the beginning of the novel Okonkwo said, “Since I survived that year, I shall survive anything.” (talking about the year of bad crops). Obviously he was wrong about that considering he ended his own life at the end of the novel showing that in fact he could not survive anything, including the falling of the Ibo clan and his realization of being alone in his wish for war with the white missionaries and government. Likewise, Okonkwo never wanting to replicate his father, which he spent his whole life trying to prove, ended up being buried in the Evil Forest, the exact place his father was sent when he died. When things became rough for Okonkwo he decided to give up on life, which is something his father may have done.
The other route is getting taken under Walt Kowalski’s wing, an old, stubborn widower, by gaining his respect after two weeks of working for his forgiveness. When Spider, Tao’s cousin, decides to give Tao another opportunity to join his gang, there is a massive amount of chaos. At the end of the scene, even though Walt does not accept the Hmong people, they are on Walt’s side, the American side, because he protected Tao from Spider’s Hmong gang. The ethnic rivalry between the Hmong and American is exemplified through this scene. Tao needs to figure out what tribe he wants to belong to that will make him a better person and display what type of person he truly is.