Thursday, May 19, 2016

Part Time Indian Quote Response

"If you stay on the rez, they're going to kill you. I'm going to kill you. We're all going to kill you" (Alexie 43)

This quote shows whats been happening to Indians for the past decades. However, it doesn't literally mean that Junior is going to literally get killed, it is a metaphorical phrase. it metaphorically means that society is going to kill his Indian culture. That's why he said " we're all going to kill you". All represents everyone in society. Then when Alexie says "we're all going to kill you" he means junior's Indian culture. This quote is very true and has been shown in the past decades with the government suppressing Indians into reserves where many are unemployed and alcoholics. In the solid statistics Indians live 20 years less then average Americans. Clearly Indians culture has been getting "killed" recently.