TWP, PG 73-76

TWP, PG 73-76 - Kevin Pintauro January 11, 2007 Pg 73-76...

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Kevin Pintauro January 11, 2007 Pg 73-76 The author, Sherman Alexie, explains in his short story, The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me , how learning to read helped define who he is as a person. Alexie explains to the reader that no matter how difficult one’s life is, and no matter how little one may know at first, it is always still possible to learn and always still possible for to make their own fate. He begins the story by describing where he grew up, on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State, and how his family was very poor. Alexie considers him and his family to be “middle-class” within his community. He defines the term as a family with one parent usually being able to hold a minimum-wage job (or another), having reliance on government surpluses, and always being driven by a combination of both fear and hope to keep going. Alexie describes how the love for his father’s love for books inspired him to follow suit. As a young boy, he teaches himself how to read and is far ahead of his
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