critically read the text you have chosen consider how this alienation is expressed in the text and why it is significant.

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critically read the text you have chosen consider how this alienation is expressed in the text and why it is significant.

What beliefs and values from Native American culture does the narrator consider important based on his ideas and actions in the story?Explain

 

Writing Prompts

PROMPT

In some stories characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live. A character might feel alienated from his/her community or society due to race gender class or ethnic background.

The texts below contain an ‘outcast’ character reflecting the surrounding society’s assumptions morality and values.

As you critically read the text you have chosen consider how this alienation is expressed in the text and why it is significant.

Literary Works (choose one):

“What You Pawn I Will Redeem” (Sherman Alexie 2003) [ch. 4]

Guiding Questions:

  1. What beliefs and values from Native American culture does the narrator consider important based on his ideas and actions in the story?
  2. What kinds of experience and values do characters share across cultural differences like

Native Americans and whites or even between different native groups in the story?

  1. How do the bisexual character the narrator and the homeless characters in the story all demonstrate and resolve different “outsider” identities?