They pushed me down, buried me in the snow until I couldn’t breathe, thought I’d never breathe again. ” He was miserable since the day he started school, that’s sad. The phrase “couldn’t breathe, thought I’d never breathe” makes me feel hopeless and vulnerable all at once. As the school years goes by, nothing seems to change except Alexie no longer gets physically hurt. He still feels ashamed and dejected from his own tribe. He will always be a misfit. 2. Three examples of satire: * Fifth Grade: satirizes young Indians access to drugs as an escape route from their misery.
Uses imagery to show the beauty of drugs. There is also sarcasm at the very end, “Oh, do you remember those sweet, almost innocent choices that the Indian boys were forced to make? ” Horatian satire. * Sixth Grade: Satirizes the young Indians who lack in self confidence. He uses Caustic wit when he said, “Always throw the first punch. ” An Epiphany to defend oneself. I believe it is horatian satire. * Eight Grade: Satire that the anorexic and bulimic girls are no better than himself. Hyperbole is used to show both “grew skinny from self pity. ” Juvenilia satire.