indian killer THEME ANALYSIS

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THEME ANALYSIS Indian Killer is a book that deeply probes the need for self-identity, as well as analyzes racism at its root. The author takes a pessimistic and sometimes ominous view of the need for man to know his cultural heritage in order for him to know himself. He also shows the effects racism can have on a culture, all to often, exposed to it. Sherman Alexie delves into the need for a man to know his history in order to understand himself. He makes no qualms about it. Throughout the book he continually shows the reader that for a man to be whole, he must know where he’s from. The entire book is about John Smith’s search for his lost identity during a time when being Indian was not a safe thing to be. He shows Smith’s downward spiral into the depths of delusion because of his need to know his past. Alexie tells how Smith dreams about when he was stolen from the arms of his Native American mother and forced to live with his white parents. He has Smith imagining how his life would have been had he not been ripped
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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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