richard alexie response

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Richard Little Mrs. Boyer English 160 5 September 2006 Response Question 1 To Alexie the concept of literacy means much more then the definition of the word itself. To Alexie it is not a matter of comprehension, but to him and his people living in the reservation, it is a way to escape from their boundaries within the reservation. For the children living in the reservation Alexie states that most are barely literate and that they are expected to be as such because the non Indian teachers believe that the children should be this way. So for Alexie allowing his intelligence to expand and reading and comprehending at the advanced level that he has is a way for him to escape from the boundaries that the community has set and in a way giving him freedom. And he relates his freedom to his literacy and his ability to learn and not be held back by letting his arrogant ego drive him to be more then most are allowed where he comes from. He uses his success and his stories to help those still stuck within the boundaries
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