In his short story What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona , Alexie questions the basics of human relations, and how we play into each other lives. The two boys in the story are related by a traumatic and painful experience but they slowly begin to move apart. And no matter how much hate or pain there is, that connection will always stay with us. Posted in Analysis 2 Comments. I liked his writings for the truth that he exposed in both cultures. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
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Already have an account? Log in! When Dev calls Miranda "sexy," much of her life is changed. She begins to think of herself more attractive, and she buys sexy stockings and a cocktail dress. Dev, on the other hand, is speaking in the way he is expected to speak to his mistress so that she will have sex with him. A third meaning of "sexy," provided by Rohin, is "loving someone you don't know.
On those Saturday afternoons, unbroken horses gather to watch. Everyone is the quarterback. There is no thin man in a big hat writing down all the names in two columns: winners and losers. This is the eternal football game, Indians versus Indians. All the Skins in the wooden bleachers fancydancing,.
His paralleled animal comparison throughout the poem illustrates a crucial theme. Horses were vital animals for the Navajo Indians, and Alexie is showing how vital football is both to American culture, and for the Navajo — as it mirrors the freedom and vitality of horses. The speaker goes to a bar and realizes that all of the Indians are nowhere to be found.