The Absolutely True Diary of a Pary-Time Indian
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Arnold is fourteen-year-old boy who lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington, and he is smart, physically weak. "Poverty doesn't give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor." This quote illustrate poverty made him lost faith and confident. however, because of poverty made him lost his best friend(Oscar).
Rowdy is violent ,sensitive and strong boy.Junior and Rowdy are best friend. "My brain is fine,I said,But my balls are dying", "I going to kill those bastards".Rowdy said.Then Rowdy snuck in,shaved off their eyebrows,and cut off their brains." This quote illustrate when Arnold gets beat up Andruss brothers,Rowdy can help and protect him at the first time.Rowdy is Arnold only best friend.
Junior's older sister whom he nicknames "Mary Runs Away".A promising student and aspiring writer. "Lots of people--mostly--love them"Mr.P said.Romances always featured a love affair between a virginal white schoolteacher or preacher's wife and a half-breed Indian warrior."This quote illustrate Mary is good at writing,she likes writing romance novels.
Junior's maternal grandmother.she is wise,independence,and tolerant,and junior calls her his "favorite person in the world". "This giant boy is the alpha male of the school,and you are the new dog,so he punched you around a bit to see how tough you are".This quote illustrate Grandmother advises Junior should have walked away and you have punched the alpha dog.
Junior's friend and love interest at Reardan. she is white,blonde,and very pretty."My full name is Arnold Spirit Jr.But nobody calls me that.Everyone calls me Junior.Well,every other Indians calls me junior."This quote illustrate author felt confused,Junior is his name on the Rez,and Arnold is the name he adopts in the white community.so Indian and white people had different culture and living.
When he and junior fist meet,he teases junior relentlessly with racist remarks.junior punches roger out of frustration,which roger doesn't expect,Then,Roger becomes Junior's close friend and confidante."Hey chief",Roger said."You want to hear joke?" 'Sure"I said."Did you know that Indian are living proof that niggers fuck buffalo?This quote illustrate Arnold felt like had kicked him in the face,because of racist.
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