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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

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Mr. P, Coach

Mr. P gets a geometry book thrown in his face and then encourages Arnold to follow his hope – and to leave the reservation. Coach is the one who tells Arnold the four most powerful words in the English language: "You can do it" (25.141).


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