Sherman Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Sherman Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"
Critiques the short story about a contempoirary American Indian & highlights the book's pessimistic tone.
# 10822 | 2,250 words | 5 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 15, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Native-American Studies (General)


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"Sherman Alexie's short story "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" takes a pessimistic perspective on the life of one American Indian character. From this story, it is likely that the author's overall outlook on the future of American Indians in the same situation is certainly far from optimistic, though there are some signs of hope, such as the narrator's year of sobriety. The straightforward, plain, prosaic style is expressive of the negative outlook on life which permeates the protagonist's character and his environment, as if the protagonist has no extra energy to try to express himself beyond his surface thoughts and feelings. There is little hope for any significant change for the better in this story, but only the sense that things will stay about the same, or sometimes a little better or a little worse, and all one can do is accept.."

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