The scene of the aeroplane adds significance and apprehension to the narrative. During the flight. we get to see the first person-to-person interaction Thomas Builds-the-Fire has with person other than Victor. This interaction seals the palpebra on any speculations we had about Thomas’s societal accomplishments. adulthood degree and apprehension of his Indian lineage.
Thomas’s societal accomplishments and adulthood are shown greatly when he begins to speak to the beautiful gymnast. Thomas presents himself in a confident mode and isn’t shy or afraid. He even starts to throw in a few gags into the conversation. which makes them chortle. His adulthood degree is strongly presented when he tries to mock the gymnast and draw his leg above his caput. which of class he failed in making. Thomas shows his societal accomplishments and adulthood degree during this plane trip aid to explicate how he is treated on the reserve. The Indians on the reserve menace him as an outside because of his off the wall actions. His immatureness and his narrative stating seem to rag other Indians. These people on the reserve have made him an castaway. Thomas’s actions on the plane trip exemplify why they do.
Thomas besides seems to hold cognition of his heritage background. His wordplay on the plane about the Indians being shunned proves this. This seems to be of import by the terminal of the narrative. At the terminal. Thomas decides to flip his ashes of Victor’s pa in the river. so that Victor’s pa will. “rise like a salmon…and happen his manner place. ” This is an old Indian manner. Indians like to utilize metaphors utilizing animate beings and believe in reincarnation. This stating conveying an stoping to the narrative and a nice decision of the journey the to had took. If one wouldn’t acknowledge that Thomas does hold cognition of his Indian lineage. they may believe he is merely eldritch. But. cognizing his cognition. we can get down to understand why he does the things he does.
The scene and action on the plane trip are of import to the apprehension of the narrative and its secret plan because it brings penetration to the reader we hadn’t known or understood before about the characters.