Forum 8 - Part I I decided to go with Sherman Alexies What...

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Part I: I decided to go with Sherman Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” because there is so much to say about the main character/narrator, Jackson Jackson. Jackson is a middle-aged American Indian who resides in Seattle, Washington. Although Jackson resides in Seattle, he is homeless and has self-identified himself as crazy. He seems to have a problem with commitment as he states that he has married a few times, has broken a few hearts, and has a habit of leaving relationships that he forms. While he happens to be homeless, Jackson states that he is effective at being homeless, regarding his social abilities. Aside from his alcoholism, Jackson seems like a pretty nice and interesting man. Reading about him, sad to say, reminded me of my grandfather who was also a very social individual, womanizer, and alcoholic. Given this information, yes, Jackson is somebody that I believe I’d like because to me, a person’s personality and/or ability to be social can easily get anybody to like them. The problem that Jackson had in this story was that

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