Flight | Study Guide

Sherman Alexie

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Overview

Author

Sherman Alexie

Year Published

2007

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Flight is told by an unreliable first-person narrator named Zits who travels through time and narrates his experiences as they are happening.

Tense

Flight is told in the present tense.

About the Title

The title of Flight refers to many symbolic moments throughout the novel. The term refers to the narrator Zits's journey as he moves between different bodies and time periods, and it represents Zits's love for his mother. Zits has one photograph of his late mother. In the picture she's on a plane and appears happy. Zits's time-traveling flight through different bodies and time periods brings him to the realization that he wants to again be loved the way his mother once loved him. The title Flight also refers to Zits's perpetual escapism from his troubles. He flees from his problems, but ironically it's his flight through different bodies and times that ultimately enables him to deal with his problems instead of running from them.

Summary

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