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Leandro Tane dos Santos Sophomore Seminar September 14th 2000 Analysis on The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Smoke Signals Sherman Alexie based on some short stories included in his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven wrote the screenplay for the movie Smoke Signals Both the movie and the book portray problems that Indians had to deal with and how they dealt with it The book is far more complex than the movie showing a wider variation of characters facing different situations In the movie there is Victor the main character which tries to be the typical Indian or maybe just a typical man He shows just hate towards his father who left Victor and his mother alone and fled to Phoenix The picture Victor has about his father is that he was an alcoholic and always tried to talk with his fists On the other hand there is Thomas the other main character He lives a mystical life and is far more emotional than Victor Thomas has also another point of view about Victors father He remembered him as a nice guy who took him to Dennys once When Victors father died Thomas offered money to help Victor to get to Phoenix and get his fathers ashes and belongings as long as he could go with Victor On this part of the movie it is easy to understand how Victor sees the Indians before the whites On the bus he tells Thomas that the only way that white people would respect them is by being serious showing no feelings not even a smile being a warrior In the movie Victor arrives to the place where his father ashes are and meets a woman named Suzy Even though she said so many good things about his father and about things he was afraid of Victor did not want to show any compassion for
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