• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In the short story "Because My Father Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play "the star spangledbanner" At Woodstock." The main character shows thatsometimes you have to let the bad things in life go and hang on to t...

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Paying a price 10.25.02. In the short story "Because My Father Said He Was The Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play "the star spangled banner" At Woodstock." The main character shows that sometimes you have to let the bad things in life go and hang on to the good memories in order to live with the future. He shows this by hitchhiking to Woodstock after he was in jail for protesting against war. After he heard "the star spangled banner" at Woodstock he played the tape every night for the next twenty years. The main character also shows this by telling us that you must forget the bad and remember the good. ...read more.

Middle

Right after jail the father went to Woodstock to for get about all the pain he went through. The main character figuratively became drinking buddies with Jimi Hendrix. He continued to play the tape he got a Woodstock for twenty years. This caused a result of the family growing further and further apart. "Jimi Hendrix and my father became drinking buddies. Jimi Hendrix waited for my father to come home after a long night of drinking."(49) The main character would feel so guilty the day after a drinking binge that he would tell his child stories to make up for it, why it was more looked down upon if a Indian man left his children, than if I white man did. ...read more.

Conclusion

He plays Jimi and remembers the good times at Woodstock and his early memories. The way you look at life and the things that you remember will help you in the future. The main character in this short story by Sherman Alexie, left his family, his wife said that half of the reason that the family was torn apart was by Jimi Hendrix. "This might be the only marriage broken up be a dead guitar player" ( 53). The father likes to be alone more than he likes to be with other people even his own family. And the only thing that the father has left is his Jimi Hendrix tape. The father cannot see his son grow up he can't be with his wife and he has no one to love. How else would the father be able to survive with the choices he made? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Media - (Blade Runner & Star Wars)

    The first characters met in Blade Runner are Leon and Holden. Holden id dressed in an old-fashion suit which makes him appear powerful and in control of the scene. Leon is dressed in a hospital-type gown which makes him appear mentally disabled and inferior to Holden.

  2. Revenge- A fictional story

    In the morning, Beth hadn't realised that Zoe was not home yet and she decided to plan how she could stop Ian from taking her customers like she did seven years ago. She was sure Ian was out for revenge.

  1. how Juliet's character has developed during the course of the play

    Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, however she does not know this and shows affection towards him. She is still singing his praises. Juliet is once again extremely impatient, but this time it is waiting for the night to come so her and Romeo can consummate their marriage.

  2. Shades Of Grey- A Short Story

    His brother gone, and he had never apologised for borrowing his shirt and ruining it. His mother and father moved on, never again to offer him comfort. He moved in with the Higgins family, and they treated him like a son.

  1. a life in the day of

    When the bell does eventually ring after an hour of repetitive glances at the time I leap off my chair, throw my coat on my back and lunge for my bag swinging it onto my back and heading for the door.

  2. Things They Carried How Tim O(TM)Brien Shows the Negative Side of Vietnam

    "The next morning he shot himself" (O'Brien 223). Rat Kiley's plan works and he gets to leave, but he apologizes to all the men for losing it and in turn they don't rat him out for what he did. Not only does the war mess with people's heads during the war but also at other times.

  1. The Crowman - short story

    and grateful; she was a plain, awkward girl, and had a patient recognition of the fact. But her mother was ambitious, more so than her father, who was rather pugnaciously satisfied with what he had, and not easily disposed to change.

  2. victorain short stories

    Sherlock Holmes appeared in 1887 first whilst Jack The Ripper was committing gruesome and notorious number of murders. Conan Doyle describes the location of the East London streets which were frequented by Jack the Ripper. At the time the East London streets were highly polluted, full of smoke which came from factories around which the workers lived in.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work