The story of What You Pawn I Will Redeem, starts off with the self-analysis of our protagonist Jackson, Jackson. He’s a man of gritty self-awareness, he tells the readers a short tale of his nature. He reveals the polar opposite end from which he hails from. Although, the tale of how he became a homeless man remains a mystery. As the quest initiates we see consistent representations of aboriginal companionship through mutual ethnicity and social conditions. At the first sight of a long lost family heirloom “his grandmothers regalia” Jacksons ambition was cemented (well with wet cement). He’s immediately attached to retrieving this heirloom in the most honorable manner he can fester. Seeing personal redemption in doing right by his grandmother.
At the very beginning, Jackson introduced himself we are presented with a flawed portrait of a man. “One day you have a home and the next you don’t, but I’m not going to tell you my particular reason for being homeless because its my secret story.” Page 1. Jackson moved to Seattle from Spokane when he was a young man, flunking out of college, marrying and re-marrying and even fathering a few children. He mentions these facts in such a nonchalant manner, not a trace of regret can be sensed. Though even with all this bare information he’s still a man with secrets, which later plays into being a part of his identity. “I understood. We Indians have to keep our secrets.” Page 13. Another intriguing part of Jackson is how his nature is portrayed. “I didn’t break hearts into pieces overnight. I broke them slowly and carefully.” “Piece by piece I’ve been disappearing ever since.” Page 1. He shows a hard truth in the form of self-analysis, without a sign of regret.
Sherman Alexie What You Pawn I Will Redeem
Throughout Jacksons quest he makes numerous connections with people over the mutual ground of ethnicity.When we first meet his initial two companions “Rose of Sharon” a Yakama native and “Junior” w…