"Little Big Man" Analytical Essay by Patricia

"Little Big Man"
Examines how Thomas Berger's novel, "Little Big Man" allows us to see through prejudices and view the Cheyenne Indians as real people.
# 64581 | 1,390 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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This paper shows how Thomas Berger's novel, "Little Big Man", forces the reader to reconsider accepted versions of the history of the West and to see the Cheyenne Indians as more than barbarians. The west was not simply a place for adventure and myth, but a violent place filled with loss on all sides.

From the Paper:

"Thomas Berger's Little Big Man is a connection between fictional narratives and historical writing in which he gives images of the Cheyenne's lifestyles, beliefs, and practices. Berger revisits the world of the American West, calling into question many of the popular ideas of the West. Little Big Man pairs the development of the West with the life of the narrator, Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb's life and encounters with various characters allow for an insight into the culture of the Cheyenne. Berger shows the reader both sides of the Cheyennes in his portrayal of them as being warriors and compassionate people."

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