Zits Suffering In Sherman Alexie's Flight

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8th period thesis statements for Flight 1. Zits has learns to see other people for who they are by inhabiting their faces and bodies throughout time. 2. Zits’ disconnection and isolation stems from larger cultural deprivations of the Native American society and their lack of being able to identify themselves. 3. 5. Zits and his mom loved each other so much that when she died he closed himself off to loving anyone else because he didn’t want to grieve or risk losing anyone else he cared about. 6. The way one presents themselves does not contribute to law, order and self-respect; however, the way one conducts oneself does. 7. Throughout Zits’ journey he goes from being an angry and vengeful person to a person that can feel…show more content…
Although Michael seems to be knowledgeable of American Indian history the validity of his information must be questioned because he never learned of the history through a reliable source. 20. Watering down of bloodlines does not necessarily mean that “half-breeds” like Zits lose their authenticity. 21. Throughout the novel Zits and his doubles each go through their own forms of suffering. While Zits’ sufferings are great he realizes that his sufferings are not as great as they could be. 22. Even though Native Americans have been wronged throughout history, any retribution they get should be achieved through peaceful means rather than violent ones as evidenced throughout Alexie’s novel. 23. Indians blame the white man for their misfortunes; however, Flight point out ways to break the cycle, including violence, guilt, deceit, and peaceful negotiation. 24. The spirit of universal truths is evoked by the events along the Little Big Horn. During this time Zits knows what will come next, but is unable to vocalize his prediction. His voiceless-ness shows . . . . 25. After the battle with General Custer in Chapter 9, Alexie shows the horrors of war by the details of the anger and brutal revenge of the Indians. 27. Alexie uses male role models as a symbol of what Zits’ father never…show more content…
Small Saint’s action of saving the little Indian boy and going against superiors’ orders depicts Alexie’s belief of existence of compassion for the enemy and courage to stand up for humane values amidst the animalistic savages of war. 34. Alexie’s use of third person to describe Jimmy reflects Zits’ growth of maturity throughout the novel. 35. The drunk homeless Indian presented by Sherman Alexie shows the resolution of who Zits’ father really is. It also presents to Zits that his father is like most other Indians and he should create a good life for himself. 36. As a result of the narrator’s memories and recollections, he could very well break the pattern of alcohol abuse in his family. Through seeing and realizing what his father endured at his age, it provides for less of a struggle in preventing future problems with alcohol. 37. When Zits returns to the bank in Chapter19, his judgment and perception of anger and loneliness lead him to feel empathy for the crowd of white people as he realizes that all of human kind suffers through war in some form. 38. Zit’s history of abuse connected him to his heritage by feeling and being violated also by leading to a distrust in
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