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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  

by Sherman Alexie

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The Geometry Book

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Arnold finds his mother's name written inside of a geometry book and throws the book straight at his teacher Mr. P (4.52-4.58). The book stands for the systemic poverty on the reservation and the way in which the school has incredibly low expectations for their students. The book is a catalyst for change. By throwing the book, Arnold is fighting back. He is rejecting what the school offers its students for their education.

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