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What You Pawn I Will Redeem1What You Pawn I Will RedeemCrystal ViningENG 125: Introduction to literatureInstructor: Karen LawlerJanuary 13, 2017
What You Pawn I Will Redeem 2What You Pawn I Will RedeemThinking of trying to find your self identity is a mean of necessity instead of making oneself out of your worst enemy. Few people will use their circumstances to explain their future actions of how and why they are the way they are; however this is not the case with this character named Jackson Jackson in the story "What you pawn I will redeem,” by Sherman Alexie. Alternatively giving up when things seemed to be a bit tricky, Jackson took on the challenge of recovering his grandmother's regalia despite his struggles of being homeless and without any money to do so. When Jackson had come upon his grandmother's regalia, it takes him down a entirely different path; that will one test his loyalty and two test his perception on how others view him through judging him just as they would a typical lonely, homeless, Indian drunk. In this story, the characterizations and their interactions demonstrate the culture description by portraying Jackson as a lonely Indian. The author allows this character to develop a voice in this story. There is a path here that we will see is based on responsibility and manhood which is seen in the various acts that Jackson will face.