Running head: LITERARY1Literary Analysis DraftRonda SchulzENG 125 Introduction to LiteratureInstructor: Clinton HaleOctober 23, 2017
LITERARY2Literary Analysis DraftPrompt 1: “Write an analysis of a key character in a literary work. Focus on two or three key actions of that character. Discuss the character’s motivations and decisions in terms you can support with clear evidence from a critical reading of the text.”Working Thesis: The narrator of the story finds his grandmothers regalia in a pawn shop, he mustearn a certain amount of money to buy back the regalia, as he sets out on his quest he gains money, spends money, makes a lot of bad choices, and in the end, doesn’t have enough to buy back his grandmothers regalia.Developed Thesis: Jackson allows readers a glimpse into what it’s like to be a homeless Native American in Seattle while he attempts to earn money to buy back his grandmothers regalia.In Sherman Alexie’s What You Pawn I Will Redeem the narrator of the story, Jackson Jackson, tells readers a little about himself, he was married twice, has children, went to college and dropped out of college, and he is homeless and has a mental illness. The actual story starts when Jackson sees his grandmother’s regalia hanging in a pawnshop’s window. The regalia is important to Jackson, it belonged to his grandmother but was stolen from her, he wants it back.