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  • Example 1
  • "I wanted to hate Dad and Mom for our poverty. I wanted to blame them for our sick dog...But I can't blame my parents for our poverty"(11).
  • Example 2
  • "Hey, Rowdy... I'm in love with a white girl. What should I do?" (115).
  • "I'm sick of Indian guys who treat white women like bowling trophies. Get a life"(115).
  • Example 3
  • "My dad was trying to comfort me. But it's not too comforting to learn that your sister was TOO FREAKING DRUNK TO FEEL ANY PAIN WHEN SHE BURNED TO DEATH!" (205).
  • Alexie wants us to realize that sometimes with little money, doing what needs to be done for the greater good can be hard sometimes. He wants us to realize that a part of growing up is making hard decisions.
  • Alexie wants us to realize that part of growing up is falling in love. Love isn't something you can just ask advice for because you need to figure it out for yourself even though it can be difficult at times.
  • Theme
  • In A Part Time Indian, an important message is that growing up can lead to new feelings, sadness, and hard times.
  • Sherman Alexie wants us to realize that poor choices can affect your future. When a poor choice is made like drinking too much, it can affect the people around.
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