“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope( Martin Luther King, Jr). Junior describes how living on the reservation makes Indians lose hope. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie follows a native boy named, Junior as he chases hope. His family are models of Indians who did not follow their dreams. Junior decides to transfer to Reardan because he wanted a better education and being able to prove that Indians can be something in life. Junior chases hope through the story as he works to follow his dream . Junior’s mother and his teacher, Mr.P, encouraged him to follow his dreams and not to give up hope. Junior listened and went although he wrestles with the feeling that he is betraying his tribe by attending Reardan. Junior realizes that staying on the reservation would not offer him any opportunities.- 2 main reasons.
Junior is encouraged by his mother and teacher to follow his dreams
” You fought off that brain surgery. You fought off those seizures. You fought off all the drunks and addicts. You kept your hope. And now you have to take your hope and go somewhere where other people have hope”, assures Mr.P( Alexie, 43). Junior’s mother said that it is okay to leave and it boost his confidence a little because he knows that she is supporting his decision. Junior knows that he is able to show the rez and prove to himself that there is still hope for the indians. Junior