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Austin Herman: There There Characters
mom and dad,
blames his mom for the drone, pg 17
dose not know a lot abut his dad or talk about him
culture his mom is native american and his dad is white, he is confident about his culture and knows about it
he thinks that everyone is judging him, rambles/ goes on when about his culture
Had a small house with 2 bedrooms and a tiny kitchen,
mom was abused, she dose not have the best relationships. Dad left their mom,
"Opal carried the weight of Ronald’s possible death... She was afraid that it didn’t bother her that he was dead. That she killed him. She didn’t want to go and find out if he was still alive. But she didn’t really want to have killed him either."(121)
opal killed Ronald, she was afraid that it wouldn't bother her
she is scared that if she goes back he is alive, but she is also scared that if she goes back he will be dead, she wants him to be dead but morally she dose not want to be the one that killed him
"In this case Jacquie was the spider, and the minifridge was the web. Home was to drink. To drink was the trap. Or something like that. The point was Do not open the fridge. And she didn’t." (76)
drinking is a trap, and she still got a drink
It shows that she knows drinking is bad for her but she keeps falling back to alcohol and as long as there was alcohol in the fridge she was going to drink it
the alcohol is the trap because once she drinks it her problems go away, she is the spider because she created the problem by drinking it at first and now she set the trap for the drink
"I’m sorry. I get paid outta that shit too, and actually, shit, I’m not sorry, this issue shouldn’t be met with politeness or formality. We can’t get lost in the career advancements and grant objectives, the day-to-day grind, as if we have to do what we do. We choose what we do, and in that choice comes the community." (78)
she sounds like she has self doubt
“Octavio brought [Daniel] the first five thousand the day after I showed them all the guns. I left three thousand of it on the kitchen table in a blank envelope like Manny used to do. With the other two thousand I bought a drone and a pair of virtual-reality goggles.
I’d been wanting a drone ever since I found out about the powwow. I knew Octavio wouldn’t let me go, but I wanted to see it. To make sure it went all right. Otherwise it was on me.” (140)
Daniel feels responsible for his cousin/friends
Daniel feels that he might have caused something to go wrong because he printed the guns, which shows he puts all the blame and responsibility on himself even when its not all his fault
He is trying to to keep an eye on the robbery, but he can’t actually do anything to help. He is powerless to help once the robbery is happening, but he wants to still feel connected. He is trying to feel like he is in control of a situation that he has no control over. This could show that he is terrified of losing Octavio and his friends the same way he lost Manny. Maybe he even blames himself for Manny’s death a little bit, which is why he is trying to replace Manny and provide money for his mom.
"I (Calvin Johnson) just don’t think it’s right for me to claim being Native if I don’t know anything about it… [Being Native] is about a culture and a history." (111-112)
He dose not think that he is truly native
He thinks that if you
"See about our Native heritage and shit. You said Mom would have wanted us to go. You said you would meet me there. And I can’t help but wonder if you didn’t know what the fuck was coming for me in that parking lot. What I can’t get my head around is why. What’s your interest? Is it to keep me around? ’Cuz I was talking about giving that shit up? Or did your stupid ass smoke all your shit up and need mine to not come up short?” (69)
He is confused
Calvin feels confused as to why he would be kept around. He is not self confident while he asks of he smoked all his stuff
their mom does not want them to go but while they are there all Calvin can think of is how he messed up and why he would still be chosen to stay there from someone else and if he knew what was going to happen to Calvin
Austin herman :
was a baseball coach then my younglife leader, got me to do new things, always tried to get me out of my conferment zone, he would always pick me up if I needed then would try and text me weekly about things.
was slightly bipolar angry half the time would start fight alot
would push me and my sister out of the house because there was a lot of yelling, kinda led to parents divorce/ sisters depression
was one of the only people I talked about my mom with, knew when to put me in game when not to, asked about me a lot even when I didnt go to games
first person I meet when I moved to Dublin, been friends ever since, gone through somethings but have went passed them.
go there to get in my own space not really bothered by anyone, can ignore everything and everyone
better my self in a good way, not doing other things like drugs or alcohol to feel better, makes me want to spend most time there and not really do anything els.
Tony and i are kinda similar when we both do things to get a way from other things
"I pulled my regalia out and put it on. I went out into the living room and stood in front of the TV. It was the only place in the house I could see my whole body. I shook and lifted a foot. I watched the feathers flutter on the screen. I put my arms out and dipped my shoulders down, then I walked up to the TV. I tightened my chin strap. I looked at my face. The Drome. I didn’t see it there. I saw an Indian. I saw a dancer." (24)
shows that when he in hid regalia hes in his own space
while he was the regalia on he feels normal and not ashamed of himself, he sees that he wants to and not anything else
the regalia was his true self and everything else was the resemblance of someone he dose not like, he does not see the drome like he always does.
played freshmen and sophomore year, felt like a second family, playing baseball lead me to younglife, johnny, and god
was forced to stop playing when I was younger because of parents divorce
Month after my mom passed I went to a younglife camp and they took our phones for a week, around people I know and like then did different things every day
Jacquie and I are similar, I went to youglife an got away from things and she went to a conference so she could work on getting away from alcohol.
“My name is Jacquie Red Feather. I don’t say the I’m an alcoholic thing. I say: I don’t drink anymore. I used to drink and now I don’t. I currently have eleven days sobriety. I’m grateful to be here, and for your time. Thank you all for listening. I appreciate all of you being here.” Jacquie coughed, her throat suddenly rough. She put a cough drop into her mouth so casually that you could tell she probably ate a lot of cough drops and smoked a lot of cigarettes"(81)
at the meeting to talk about how she got to that stage in here life
shes went to the conference to get even more away from alcohol and what it has done to her
hard to witness her slowly dying for 3 months while the doctors would say she wasn't going to make it pass 2 days multiple times
dad was not very helpful, said nothing would change then tried to make me and my sister move in with him
never really had a good relationship with him, was always the last person he would care about/ talk to, said he would make a room in the basement for 3 years, still hasn't
would always make me go places, do things even if I never wanted to and would give good reasons