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cortez2012 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 24, 2013 at 5:13 AM via web

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What are some important passages from the last few chapters of Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM (Answer #1)

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Sherman Alexie mixes the reverent with the mundane that sanctifies the mundane ans trivializes the reverent. He continues with this cynical approach to philosophizing about life in Reservation Blues. One quotation that illustrates is these lines that starts combine the reverent, like meditation and human emotion, with the mundane, like burritos and vans in downtown parking lots:

"Everybody likes to have a place to think, to meditate, to eat a burrito..."

After that, Chess and Thomas had sat in the van in a downtown parking lot. Thomas began to weep, deep ragged tears that rose along his rib cage, filled his mouth and nose, and exploded out.

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