Trailblazer Essay 2

Trailblazer Essay 2 - Taylor Henton ENGL. 2413 MWF 12:30-...

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Taylor Henton ENGL. 2413 MWF 12:30- 1:20 March 14, 2008 Trailblazer Essay For the project I had to read another story by Sherman Alexie and compare it the Flight Patterns. This was so we could get a better understanding of Alexie as a writer. This was very helpful for me because in the presentation I did the biography of Alexie, so reading other stories helped me know more about Alexie as an author. The presentation itself went very well in my eyes. I read "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” for my second story by Sherman Alexie. Hearing about other stories that my group members read we all realized that he writes about being an Indian. In "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," Victor, older now, must retrieve his father's body. With Victor having no money for the trip from Spokane to Phoenix, Thomas Builds-the Fire, the shunned storyteller who talks to birds and rusting cars, steps in and offers to help him. "How did you know about it?" Victor asks. Thomas replies, "I heard it on the wind, I heard it from the birds. I felt it in the sunlight. Also, your mother was in here crying." Several times in the past, Victor has
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