This assessment will cover following questions:
- What are the similarities and differences existing between fictional account of Indian horse and written and oral record in truth and reconciliation commission archives?
- What can be the arguments used as a support to prove the evidence?
Indian Horse is a novel which has been written by Richard Wagamese, published by Douglas & McIntyre in 2012. The country in which novel was published was Canada. Novel was being published in English language and also it was preceded by Runaway dreams. Indian Horse was highest Grossing Canadian movie. It also won the top award in Vancouver International firm festival. Report will lay emphasis on main experience of main character which is Saul Indian Horse.
It has been analysed that Indian Horse which has been written and published by Canadian writer. Novel put centre on Saul Indian horse who was the first nation boy that has survived the Indian Residential school system. It has also been analysed in Novel that boy grows up and has become a star ice hockey player. Novel is all about Saul Journey to self-awareness and self-acceptance. All the struggles which has been faced by Saul is been described in Novel. A movie was also being made on reference of the novel. Movie was being directed by Stephen Campanelli (Niezen, (2016). It has been analysed in the novel that Saul brother was left ill after attending Indian residential school and after few time his old brother was found dead. After this incident Saul parents left Saul with his Grandmother and they never return after that. After some time, it was analysed that Saul Grandmother also died because of illness. When his Grandmother dies Saul faced a really hard time and then he was moved to residential school forcefully by some authorities. Moving to residential school made Saul really tensed and worried, as the memories from past related to his brother and his parents leaving has hit him back up (McKee & Forsyth, (2019).
In residential school Saul also witnessed that the nun and instructors presented were involved in abusing children and all children who were enrolled in Indian residential school found it hard to survive. One of the instructor that is Father Gaston was looking for change and then he convinced father Quinney to provide them a platform so that they can play ice hockey on that area (Matheson, Bombay Dixon n& Anisman, (2018). Saul really wanted to learn how to play ice hockey. It was noted that Saul was not given chance to play as he does not meet out the age requirement. So he was really disappointed when he was not selected for playing. But, then he Convinced father Gaston to give him a job of maintain rink. This was done by him so that Saul can spend some time on ice and he can also view game over there. Saul really wanted to learn ice-hockey, so then he got involved in learning techniques related to ice hockey on his own. He also learned techniques from televised hockey. Saul really wanted to play on filed so when one of the player got injured and was not able to play he joined the game as a substitute and showed Father Gaston is his efficient skills and talent. Saul also declines to join Lonnie's escape attempt; Lonnie is recaptured and punished. Indian Residential school after this analyzed Saul’s talent and ask him to foster home in a mining town and pursue lessons related to ice hockey. After going to a different place it was analyzed in Novel that Saul joined all-indigenous team which was known as the Moose (McQuaid and et.al., (2017).
Saul was taken in team and also he was given Jersey number 13, that was his lucky number. Saul was engaged in making his team win the game and after some time when result was declared, Saul’s team has won the game. Saul was the star player in tournament and he was also awarded in Hockey night in Canada style. Saul was really excited and happy on that day as it was his life’s biggest achievement. But when in Pub when awards were being given, the team also faced racial discrimination (Feir & Auld, (2017).. By this Saul really became unhappy. Saul was also being offered by Toronto Monarchs, but Saul really didn’t want to leave his friends who were living in Moose. His friends insisted him to take the offer and also join Monarch. So Saul agreed to them and join Monarch. Saul kept his number as 13 as this was his lucky number. After this he also met Father Gaston, as he was really pride that Hockey has placed Saul in a good position. Father also agrees that incidents which happened in school with him was really wrong and he felt really sad about this. But Saul after this become victim of racism, where audiences have thrown toys on ice. This really made Saul disappointed. He was also being pushed into violence and after this he was charged with penalty (Niezen, (2017).
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Then Saul has to leave team and find other jobs. Then this made Saul really depressed and then he joined a rehabilitation center Rising Dawn, where the group therapy leader encourages him to confront the root cause of his suffering. Then he travels back to the Indian residential school that was no being closed. But after going back he realizes that father Gaston has did sexual exploitation with him. He was shattered after listening to all this. This made him anxious and depressed again. He makes a pilgrimage back to his ancestral lands, and then returns to his foster family, where he is happily welcomed by his foster family and former Moose teammates.
From the above study it has been summarized that Saul was send to Indian residential school and that too forcefully. Saul was also being separated from his family. In movie Saul’s grandmother also died because of illness. He was really sad and frustrated after this. Also it was analyzed that Saul learn from televised hockey. He really wanted to perform on ice platform. To get more details about online assignment help meet our experts.