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How can I analyze Father Arnold's dream in Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues and explain the dream's significance?

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In Sherman Alexie's "Reservation Blues ," Father Arnold dreams about missionaries approaching him and promising him a method for holding his congregation's attention. In the dream, the missionaries watch Father Arnold preach to an uncaring audience for hours before walking in with black boxes full of smallpox and threatening to open them on inattentive people. Father Arnold protests, but the missionaries...

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