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Sherman Alexie is a Native American writer and poet Much of his works are based upon his life experiences as a Native American on and off the reservation where he lived Being a Native American he showed much throughout his poems and written stories Alexie growing up in an Indian reservation and living a Native American lifestyle he does well at expressing his experiences and culture into his works Alexie also uses archetypes in some of his stories Archetypal Tricksters are used in Alexies stories mainly when the story is trying to teach a lesson or have a message behind it Alexie grew up listening to myths that have been handed down for years Archetypal figures play a big role in mythology Growing up listening to the way myths were told he seemed to find a way to incorporate some mythology into some of his works by using Archetypal Trickster such as the Coyote Archetypal Trickster is traditionally used in Native American mythology because of Sherman Alexie Native background he often usesthe tradition in some of his poetry and worksFor many years myths have been told by Native Americans for years and up until this day Archetypal Tricksters is a major role in Native American mythology because Archetypes are the build of myths are built off the bases of Archetypes Approaching Lit pg1450 whether the archetypes are symbols or characters An archetype is an ideal image or a model of a person animal or thing A trickster is a character that deceives have the role of a dishonest character or plays Therefore an Archetypal trickster is used as an ideal character or symbol that may be mischievous or dishonest in mythology In some cases the trickster is usually a male that crosses boundaries and likes to play tricks on the gods Lewis Hyde A boundary crosser is a trickster that normally tells lies trickster gods crosses lines but are aware of what they do wrong
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