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ourselves” (Alexie, 2003); but on the other hand Jackson stated that “he believes in magic” and but others believe that he “will use the money that he was given and get drunk” (Alexie, 2003). In reading these two quotations it shows how much of a conflict Jackson have going on in his mind. Jackson wants to be able to rely on himself but he also wants to be the hero because he wanted to win his grandmother’s items back but in hindsight Jackson always ended up spending all his money on meaningless things like alcohol.Therefore, Jackson like each person, has their problems. Alexie (2003) portrays Jackson as someone who is envious and greedy; as well as the fact that Jackson feels like he plays secondfiddle to Junior, who appears to resembled more like a Native American over Jackson. Jackson isastringent that he's not as physically associated with his legacy as Junior may be. In this way, to attempt to take care of his issues, Jackson swings to diversions to reduce his pickle. He particularly likes to rely on the “spirits” (Alexie, 2003). Jackson calls his alcohol a “bottle of fortified courage” that he uses to get by in his daily tasks (Alexie, 2003). It's normal that when Jackson discovers his grandma's regalia attire, that he'll start thinking responsibly. Particularly when the pawnbroker gives Jackson some cash to begin; you'd imagine that Jackson would have some pride in the way that he's been offered cash to complete a particular objective. Rather, he winds up spending the cash on liquor (Alexie, 2003).The quest is in accordance with the story’s title and after a short exposition (Alexie, 2003) Jackson is on a journey to redeem a part of his family heritage. Two operative words from the title form an association that is applicable throughout the story: pawn and redeem. It is significant that a part of Jackson’s Native American heritage is found at a local pawnshop. This
THE LITERARY ANALYSIS 2piece of heritage, the regalia, was stolen from his grandmother, but it is not a simple matter of rectifying a wrong done to Jackson’s grandmother. Further into the story it becomes apparent thatthe regalia represent something more than just a family heirloom; itis an embodiment of Jackson’s Native American heritage. This changes the significance of the title and gives it new