Arnold Spirit’s Disability In the book Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Struggles of Arnold Spirit Essay

Arnold Spirit’s Disability
In the book Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Struggles of Arnold Spirit Essay,
Arnold spirit the main character struggles with being an Indian and going to Reardan, the all-white schools where he wants to find hope. He struggles with acceptance because of his disability and he is an Indian. He also struggle with losing his best friend Rowdy as a friend and he also struggles with losing loved ones. He copes with them and fixes them in the end. Throughout the story Arnold struggles with his disability. He is a very smart person but because of his disability his appearance makes him look like he is stupid. To top this all off he is also an Indian and attending an all-white school. This causes the white people to make fun of him. As he is an Indian, he feels different from others and unwanted by everyone. “Once I arrived at Reardan, I became something less than less than less than Indian. Those white kids did not talk to me. They barely look at me”. This shows that he was not accepted on the reservation as an Indian or at Reardan because of what he was. He has no friend at Reardan, not even a friend on the rez anymore.