I figured it had to be mandatory reading or something like that. By showing how his father influenced his love for reading and books, the writer indicates how parents can mold their children, and therefore be positive role models. Obviously, there's only one world, but in doing this Alexie managed to capture the extreme difference between the way Indians were treated and how they reacted in front of different types of people. Emotion, or pathos, seems to be the most consistent appeal that you will see throughout the entire paper. Tori, I really liked both your examples of rhetorical devices. Upper-middle class audiences value diversity and most accept other cultures.
Even the title brings to mind an image of a powerful and loving superhero. All in all, it is necessary to mention that the story made us reconsider my views upon the perspective of reading and writing processes. As a teacher, Alexie is troubled with getting some students to open up and learn that they are worthy of an education. He mentions his mother and siblings, but writes a whole paragraph about his father and his. The greatest aspect of his father that inspired Alexie was his father's love for books and reading.
This was a great way for Alexie to use pathos in his argument. In using this line, Alexie compares himself to Superman again, instilling awe in the minds of the reader. He allowed the audience to understand the life he was going through. Writing experiences are harmful and tragic, while others offer a sense of joy and pride. We cannot fall into peer pressure or act according to stereotypes. The essay uses positive words to send a motivational message to the reader. He organizes his essay in a chronological structure.
I would use repetition in my writing. Alexie narrates through two stories in his life. That may not necessarily be the way for others to find themselves, but people sometimes seem to find themselves through things that may seem meaningless to them now. This would give me an opportunity to help out pupils from the school like prefects have helped me. If given the position of prefect, I will be representing the school, the teachers and my peers and will have to set a good example by presenting the right image. This is a very powerful quote, and provides great visualization for the reader. We were provided two short stories from which we could choose to write about for this assignment.
I also found repetition but in different examples. I found it interesting to see how he was brought up to be a very intelligent boy. In his essay, he focuses precisely on what it meant for him to grow up as an Indian child in an American society. In all Superman comics, television shows or movies, Superman saves the life of at least 1 other person. I am trying to save our lives. They would all choose instead to fail in the non-Indian's eyes and succeed in their own community's. The story begins with him teaching himself to read using a Superman comic book.
Alexie is truly a hero in his own right. This is an example of an analogy. Yet, I still wonder, why did he reveal the fact that his father. Messineo and Sam, you always do an excellent job going first even though I was going to try this week. He uses repetition a lot and it worked for him! In reading his writing it is portrayed that he has a great sense of pride for the children he is teaching and their accomplishments. Alexie describes how society held a stereotype that Native Americans are stupid.
It was really nice to see that Sherman shared the same passion. His father had a passion for reading, and would buy cheap books from pawnshops, the Salvation Army, and other cheap stores. Alexie stresses the importance reading played in his life throughout his short essay. Read all the time 8 th paragraph i. For example, he starts off his essay by establishing the fact that he learned to read with a Superman comic.
On the other hand, it also proves that he breaks the block of lacking knowledge. Throughout the big anecdote he told other little stories. But the essay was more than just a story about an inspiring kid who makes it through some tough times and becomes successful. Whatever pathetic it may sound, the truth is that, as long as people would never mind being led by those numerous silly stereotypes about different nations, the society will face endless war conflicts and considerable misunderstanding between people will never come to its end. Later in the story he goes to a Native American reservation and attempts to make a breakthrough with the students. Sherman Alexie integrates his Native American ethnicity to portray his life experiences through his writing.