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Indian Killer

Indian Killer does not definitively answer your question. The novel is written from many different perspectives and changes its point of view throughout. The first point of view is an account about...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 9:13 pm UTC

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Indian Killer

This quote represents both the Whites and the Native Americans in this work. The plot is driven by the theme of atonement, paying for one's sins, both on a literal and metaphorical level. All of us...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2008 5:05 am UTC

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Indian Killer

Jack Wilson, from the novel Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie, does desire, more than anything to be an Indian. Wilson even goes as far as to create a fictional tribe to which he belongs...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2012 12:30 am UTC

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Indian Killer

Some claim that John Smith's murderous rampage is symbolic retribution for the violence Europeans perpetuated against American Indians. This is a plausible claim but perhaps more simplistic than...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2017 3:09 pm UTC

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Olivia and Daniel Smith are the adoptive white parents to an Indian boy, John. They treat him well, and love and care for him as any parents would care for their child. They are very happy to be...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013 7:57 pm UTC

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Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie was published in 1996, but the story itself starts in the late sixties (we are not given the exact year) with Chapter 1 telling the story of the main character's...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2015 5:13 pm UTC

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Indian Killer

In Sherman Alexie's novel, Indian Killer, there is no character named Eric. The characters in the novel are as follows: John Smith, Marie and Reggie Polatkin, Jack Wilson, Clarence Mather, Truck...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2012 9:53 pm UTC

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Early in his novel Indian Killer, Sherman Alexei describes in methodical detail the birth of John, and his transference through a surrealistic scene involving violent attacks on Native Americans...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2015 1:58 am UTC

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