“Indian Education” written by Sherman Alexie

“Indian Education” written by Sherman Alexie, on the surface seems like only a momentary summary of Alexie’s education experience as a minor. However, as the reader dives deeper into the reading it becomes clear that there is something much darker about Alexie’s experience. Alexie recounts his educational incidents in a diary type fashion with each grade as each title. Just like someone writing in their journal, Alexie’s writing comes off familiar and melancholy. Throughout the short story the reader comes across discomfort with various situations that Alexie is unfolding. Alexie recounts incidents that date all the way back to first grade, when his classmates would