How can I be a part-time Indian?
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is a first-person narrative novel by Sherman Alexie, from the perspective of a Native American teenager, Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as “Junior”, a 14-year-old promising cartoonist.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
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Who is rowdy in part time Indian?
Rowdy. Junior’s best friend on the reservation. Rowdy is a star basketball player for the Wellpinit high school. He has anger problems and often gets physically violent with Junior and others.
What is Junior’s real name?
The main character’s full name is Arnold Spirit, Junior. We really only get to know Arnold Spirit, Sr. through his eyes. Junior describes him as “dad.” Since he is the narrator, we can only know Arnold’s father through what he says and how he refers to the other characters.
At what age did junior start wearing glasses?
Ever since birth, Junior suffered from physical ailments, the most immediate being hydrocephalus. He had surgery when he was only six months old. From there, other physical problems surfaced, including him being nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, causing him to start wearing glasses at three years old.
Who beats up junior at the powwow?
ROWDY KNOCKS JUNIOR UNCONCSIOUS.
Why does junior punch Roger in the face?
One day at lunchtime, one of the jocks, Roger, tells Arnold a horrible racist joke (8.119). Junior is, of course, infuriated. Since he has been insulted, and since he lives by the “Indian Rules of Fisticuffs,” Junior punches Roger dead in the face. Roger is so shocked he can only stare at Junior.
Why does junior say his sister is called Mary runs away?
Junior’s older sister, nicknamed “Mary Runs Away” because of her unpredictability.
Why does junior want the reardan?
He tells his parents that the kids at Reardan are ‘the smartest and most athletic kids anywhere,’ and that’s where he wants to be. He wants to be where he can hope for a better future and better opportunities in life; Junior knows that the only way he can achieve these goals is to venture out of his comfort zone.