Why does Junior draw so many cartoons?

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In the first chapter of the novel, Junior says that he likes to draw because he can communicate through images what he cannot say in words.  He comments on the number of different languages that there are in the world  and says that drawing connects everyone because a picture looks the same to everyone no matter what language is being spoken.  It is understandable that Junior would feel this way because on the reservation he must reconcile the language of his tribe with English.  When Junior is having a tough time and wants to express himself, pictures are an easier and more universal way to do this than trying to find the words to match his feelings.

The previous thoughts were well warranted.  The drawing could be seen as an attempt to bridge the awkward state of consciousness within which Junior is immersed.  Considering that from a racial or ethnic point of view, this is already...

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