The pointlessness of violence in flight a novel by sherman alexie

When telling his foster mother his name, Zits changes to the person he ants to be. He was a troubled youth constantly getting into trouble. He is supposed to turn them over but instead helps them get away because the young man joined the military to help people.

Zit's realizes that everyone has different views and ideals that are specific to an ethnic group. Together these novels illustrate how teen narrators can comfortably inhabit both adult and young adult novels. And by realizing how violence affects those around him he realizes that the way he's living is wrong and he's got to change something.

She and her husband Robert take Zits in and later adopt him. The consequence is a change of scenery, which is a good thing and familiar to Zits. Hank is forced to shoot Junior as well after he is already dead in order to have his hand in the murder. He was born hydrocephalic, which means with water on the brain, and received an operation at the age of 6 months.

As his father, Zits learns that his father endured physical and emotional abuse as a child; after failing to kill an animal on an unsuccessful hunt, Zits's Grandfather forces his son to repeat the lines "I ain't worth shit" over and over again.

There is some talk that the ending is too up, that things come together a bit too easily. If he thinks or wants a person to be permanent in his life then he will remember their name, such as Edgar and Officer Dave.

Flight : a novel

He has arrested Zits a number of times and he has always showed compassion for him. The only place that gives Zits stability and comfort is, oddly, jail. It becomes a more intimate take on sins of the father and is ultimately about what Alexie described in ironic, yet beneath, maybe quite sincere "the kindness of strangers" and "forgiveness.

Zits has finally succeeded in finding his name. In comparison, Officer Dave is unquestionably a staple of the law and Justice.

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He is rebelling against the bad hand he was dealt. Throughout the story, Zits is rarely called by any kind of name that would be termed as his own. Alexie has published 16 books including his collection of short stories, Ten Little Indians.

Justice is an intelligent, good-looking white kid of seventeen that Zits meets in jail.

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Page history last edited by PBworks 10 years, 11 months ago Here are some resources for learning about and discussing some of Flight's major themes: He is no longer Zits, misfit boy, he is Michael.

Zit's starts off as a very angry and violent individual.Officer or Angel A theme of Sherman Alexie’s Flight is constant change, instability, and violence. The protagonist, Zits, has been shuffled from foster home to foster home since his mother passed and father abandoned him.

Alexie’s Flight

Flight is a novel written by Sherman cheri197.com is written in the first-person, from the viewpoint of a Native American teenager who calls himself Zits, "a time traveling mass murderer." Zits is a foster child, having spent the majority of his life moving from one negative or abusive family experience to cheri197.comher: Grove Press.

Flight study guide contains a biography of Sherman Alexie, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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Nov 15,  · With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence.

His first novel in over a decade, Sherman Alexie's Flight winds themes of alienation, revenge, and forgiveness through its narrator's time-traveling adventures. Critics were impressed with the clever Zits: his thoughts and actions are both humorous and painfully genuine, the essence of troubled cheri197.coms: Flight identifies both with Indian Killer and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.

Flight’s violent plot line is very much like the horror readers experience in the story of Indian Killer at the same time, the main character experiences a ton of growth through his visions of horrible violence.

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