Little Big Man Essay

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"My heart soars like a hawk". Little Big Man was a man of many traits, of many backgrounds. At a young age his life as he knew it came a drastic halt when he and his family we attacked by Indians. He was drug from the tattered wagon by a "human being" and put on his horse. The Indian had taken Jack back to the others, and not long after, he fell into the tribe like he was one of the human beings. His Aunt had escaped during the night, leading jack to believe that she would return for help. Years passed and Jack grew with the human beings, becoming one of them to most extreme. He even painted his skin a darker color to match the rest of the tribe. Jack had grown strong for wandering into the tribe, and adapting their ways, however, he was always small for his size, and was constantly teased. His "Grandfather" had once told him the story of Big Man, and surely enough Jack became known as Little Big Man. He incorporated many of the teachings of a white man into his way of life as a human being. He would get into fistfights with other tribe members, and they would be stunned because they had never seen this type of fighting before. He learned to be part of the tribe, though discipline, and determination he rose up to be respected member of the group. Although hated by some of his peers, I think it might have been because some felt that he was part of the white man's cause. After saving one member's life this did not even change, he knew he must repay Little Big Man, but never accepted him as one of them. Time flowed like the waters of the river, and Little Big Man grew older. The white man had come to attack, and the Indians were going to teach them a lesson. Little Big Man had joined them, but as they were out, a friend of his was shot and Little Big Man tried to help him. As this went on another white man attacked Little Big Man, and knocked him to the ground. He was captured and almost killed, until he blurted out that he was a white man too. These were the words that saved his life several times.Now living with a White family as their "son" Jack was back to the white ways of swearing, cheating, and disrespect. I'm so proud. The woman that Jack was staying with was a very religious, and told Jack to ignore the urges he feels. At a soda shop that they had gone to, Jack was drinking from the fountain, while she had left. He went down to the basement to find the man and her having sexual relations. I think that at that moment Jack realized the truth about the white people, he realized at that time that the whites are not all that they appear to be. We live in disguise, hiding from the truth, in fear of what others will think. The lowest of the low.When I think of Jack I think of a chameleon, being able to adapt with the ever-changing environment. Once he was a white man,...

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