indian killer character sketch

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CHARACTER SKETCH John Smith, the main character of Indian Killer , looks like the stereotypical Native American. He is “six feet, six inches tall and heavily muscled” with “long black hair” and “dark, impenetrable eyes”; he is the epitome of the “movie Indian”--stoic and strong, but this is only his outward appearance. Smith is nowhere near as stable psychologically. Throughout the book, Smith is wrapped up in his yearning to know who he is and where he is from. He was adopted by a white couple at birth and has no idea about what Indian life is really like. He is caught in the middle of not knowing whether to act White or Indian, until he becomes a hermit. This not knowing leaves him distrustful of everybody, making even the cashiers at the donut shop test his food for him. Smith feels the he must in some way “fix” himself, making right what the world has made wrong by stealing him from his rightful heritage. This need consumes his whole life.
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ENGLISH 0058 taught by Professor Upadhyay during the Spring '09 term at Maharishi.

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