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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

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Chicken is very important to Arnold, since he's almost always hungry. Food – and money – is scarce on the reservation. While KFC might seem like fast food to some, the treat amounts to a holy experience for Arnold. Check out Arnold's drawing of the shroud of Kentucky Fried Chicken (figure 2.1).

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