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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Al..
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, identity

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School
Colorado State University
Department
English
Course
E 405
Professor
Pamela Coke
Semester
Spring

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22 FebruaryAt Reardan High why does Junior pretend to have more money than he does even though he knows that lies have short shelf livesMoneystatusIndianinherently low statusBut seeming to have more money raises him somewhat in white eyesHe also never seems to expect to stick around Reardan so even though lies dont last he doesnt think hell last long here eitherWho are sources of authority that tell adolescents who they areHow will you contribute to thatJunior draws cartoons as therapeutic humor and to prove to himself that he is above the racial stereotypesJunior compelled by a desire to fit in at Reardan is willing to lie about how much money he has so he appears less out of placeHis
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