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Unformatted text preview: choice other then failure. The children also learn poetry from Alexie. He teaches how to write poetry, short stories, and novels to children. Alexie feels it is important because he was deprived from poetry and creative writings while in the reservation classrooms. In teaching these to the children he hopes to give them a passage to the escape that he had. In the course of his reading and writing, Alexie has created an identity all his own. The knowledge he gained was through his reading and writing. He gained his arrogance by proving teachers that he could succeed. Not only did he prove to his teachers that he could succeed, but he also showed to the Indian community that everyone inside the reservation could be successful. Without the influence of the reading and writing he wouldnt have been able to become as successful or inspirational....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENG 160 taught by Professor Boyer during the Fall '06 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Fall '06