In "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian", and important lesson in that friendship and family relationships can be tedious at times, but can lead to the most gratifying learning moments.
"That's about the worst thing you can do to an Indian guy. It had taken them years to grow their hair. And Rowdy cut that away in five seconds. I loved Rowdy for doing that. I felt guilty for loving him for that.But revenge also feels pretty good" (Alexie 22).
Alexie wants the readers to realize that friends can help, even in the worst of times, or when decisions are morally troubling.
"Dawn doesn't give a shit about you," he said. And that made me cry. Man, I cried too easily... "Jesus you're a wimp", Rowdy said. "Just don't tell anybody I cried about Dawn," I said. "Have I ever told anybody your secrets?" (Alexie 75-76).
Alexie wants the readers to realize that friends show the truth even when they don't want to hear it, and are always there for you.
"I found a wrinkled and damp five dollar bill. "Merry Christmas", he said... He saved it for me. It was a beautiful and ugly thing" (Alexie 150)"
Alexie wants the readers to realize that family relationships may not always be easy, but they are always worth it.
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