What is the role of storytelling in Alexie’s stories
What is the role of storytelling in Alexie’s stories? What kind of authority do they have? What do you think the stories are saying about the difference between stories and “the truth” or stories and history?
A good deal of Alexie’s stories take place in the past, either through Victor’s flashbacks or Thomas’s stories. What is the role of the past in these stories?
Alexie’s stories often address the stereotype of the stoic and “real” Native American. What physical attributes are tied into this stereotype, and how to the characters in the stories reinforce or defy these stereotypes?
How are traditional symbols of mainstream America (e.g. basketball , John Wayne) repurposed by Native Americans in Alexie’s stories?
The author does not give his characters names to make them more universal and a perfect representation of mankind which intensifies the violent indifference that have afflicted the world. This illustrates the coldness that exists in the world and how such devastation has stripped off people’s individuality. In the story, the author writes……………………