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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.

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  • "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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