The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

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Questions and Answers: The Fun House, A Good Story and The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue

Questions
1. What does the beaded dress symbolize in "The Fun House"?

2. What do the struggles and triumphs of the Aunt demonstrate about women’s roles?

3. Why does the mother in "A Good Story" ask her son to tell “a good story"?

4. What kid of mood is created by the images that close "A Good Story," and how does this atmosphere contribute to the overall meaning?

5. What does the baby symbolize at the end of "The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue," and how is that meaning significant?

Answers
1. The dress symbolizes strength. It is too heavy for anyone to wear, that is, except the strongest of women.

2. The Aunt’s struggles demonstrate that women’s contributions to family and social life are often unrecognized and unappreciated. Her triumph in the...

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