Thursday, May 19, 2016
In the story The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the main character Arnold has an odd yet thoughtful teacher Mr.P. "If you stay on the rez, they’re going to kill you. I’m going to kill you. We’re all going to kill you” (Alexie 43). In this quote it shows you that Mr.P thinks that the reservation doesn't haven't any hope for a better future than what is already here. The reservation almost seems to be a place where your dreams are crushed when your struck by the reality of where you are. That's the part in the quote where it says "If you stay on the rez, they're going to kill you." Also the part when Mr.P says "I'm going to kill you." That part shows that Mr.P as the teacher is teaching him things, giving him hope that his future is going to be great. When in fact living on the reservation will kill him (as in Arnold) and his dreams of the future.