Arnold Spirit

''Seriously, I know my mother and father had their dreams when they were kids. They dreamed about something other than being poor, but they never got the chance to be anything because nobody paid attention to their dreams.'' - Arnold

World to change - John mayer as a song I think Arnold would like.

Arnold is the youngest in his family. He was born with too much spinal fluid on his brain which caused him to have trouble breathing and thinking. Arnold has a passion of not giving up even if people turn him down. Arnold likes to draw cartoons of his family or other people on the rez. Like his mom, father, grandma, and rowdy.

Arnold's physical impairment becomes the source of struggle in his life on the reservation, since he gets picked on and bullied for being somewhat different than the others. And we're not just talking about swirlies here. We're talking about beat downs.

But we begin to see though that Arnold is perceived much differently in Reardan. How do the students and students at the white school view Arnold's impairment? Does it change the way they see him? Yes they see Arnold as a target for bullying but, Arnold has rowdy and roger to help him if there's a problem with anyone they can defend them. Arnold is very lucky to have Rowdy in his life even though he thinks Rowdy hates him. This is because Arnold hangs out with all the white kids and not the indians but deep down Rowdy still likes him.

''Okay, so now you know that I'm a cartoonist. And I think I'm pretty good at it, too. But no matter how good I am, my cartoons will never take the place of food or money. I wish I could draw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a fist full of twenty dollar bills, and perform some magic trick and make it real. But I can't do that. Nobody can do that, not even the hungriest magician in the world.'' Drawing is Arnold's favorite thing to do in his time alone. He also likes to look at magazines.

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