Unformatted text preview: American schooling. Due to these regulations and policies, very few Natives were able to continue their education in college. Alexie describes incidents in each grade that were significant to him and gives readers only a glimpse into his life in school. The story about the young boy in second and third grade introduces the theme of racial/ religious discrimination. A significant theme in the story is the feeling of torment the young Native American boy faces; discrimination is prevelant as his teachers find ways to degrade and punish him without reason. Perseverance is noticeable with the boy, as he doesn’t let the harassment keep him away from an education. Victor remarks, “I’m still waiting” (21) implying that he is waiting for change and the torment to end, but it doesn’t....
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