The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Dreams and Visions Symbol Analysis

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“Nobody dreams all the time,” one of Alexie’s unnamed narrators says, “because it would hurt all the time.” Throughout this text, dreams represent an alternate reality, and symbolize either an escape from the present or simply an improvement on it. In one dream Victor has as a child, he and his family visit a restaurant, and it is warm inside. Victor describes his alcoholic parents, on nights in his youth when he sleeps between them, as “dreamless”—their dreamlessness symbolizes a resignation, a loss of drive, an acceptance of the mundanity and predestination of their lives. In “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” Thomas Builds-the-Fire describes a dream he had of journeying to Spokane—in the dream, he knew he would receive a vision if he waited by the Falls. Once he walked there, though, in his real, waking life, Victor’s father came upon him and chastised him for foolishly awaiting a vision, and brought him home to the reservation. “Your dad was my vision,” Thomas tells Victor; “Take care of each other is what my dreams were saying.” In “Distances,” Alexie’s dystopic alternate vision of an Indian-only American society, the narrator repeatedly dreams of television “and [wakes] up crying.”

In “A Drug Called Tradition,” Victor, Junior, and Thomas Builds-the-Fire “all want to have their vision, to receive their true names, their adult names.” As we see at several points throughout the collection, receiving a vision is seen by many of Alexie’s characters as a rite of passage; this line of thought seems to be connected to the same idea his characters have when imagining Crazy Horse. It’s both an imposed line of thought and a deeply culturally internalized one, and one that’s morphed as the tribe itself has changed. “Does every Indian depend on Hollywood for a twentieth-century vision?” one character asks. Visions symbolize a yearning toward an identity and a way of life that may or may not be long gone; toward an emergence into adulthood that may not be an option for young Indians anymore. Alexie’s characters’ rites of passage are much more mundane than receiving spiritual visions, or going off on vision quests, and their reckoning with this fact is a thread throughout the entire collection.

Dreams and Visions Quotes in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven quotes below all refer to the symbol of Dreams and Visions. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Grove Press edition of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven published in 2013.
A Drug Called Tradition Quotes

Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you... Indians never need to wear a watch because your skeletons will always remind you about the time. See, it is always now. That’s what Indian time is. The past, the future, all of it is wrapped up in the now. That’s how it is. We are trapped in the now.”

Related Characters: Thomas Builds-the-Fire (speaker), Victor, Junior Polatkin
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions
Page Number: 21-22
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The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire Quotes

Your honor, if I may continue, there is much more I need to say. There are so many more stories to tell.

Related Characters: Thomas Builds-the-Fire (speaker)
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions
Page Number: 98
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Distances Quotes

Last night I dreamed about television. I woke up crying.

Related Characters: Thomas Builds-the-Fire (speaker)
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions, Basketball and Television
Page Number: 106
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Imagining the Reservation Quotes

Survival = Anger x Imagination. Imagination is the only weapon on the reservation.

Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions
Page Number: 150
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Imagine Crazy Horse invented the atom bomb in 1876 and detonated it over Washington, D.C.; imagine Columbus landed in 1492 and some tribe or another drowned him in the ocean… Imagine every day is Independence Day. Imagine that your own shadow on the wall is a perfect door. Imagine a song stronger than penicillin. Imagine a spring with water that mends broken bones. Imagine a drum which wraps itself around your heart. Imagine a story that puts wood in the fireplace.

Related Symbols: Crazy Horse, Dreams and Visions
Page Number: 149-153
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Indian Education Quotes

I picked up a basketball for the first time and made my first shot. No. I missed my first shot, missed the basket completely, and the ball landed in the dirt and sawdust, sat there just like I had sat there only minutes before. But it felt good, that ball in my hands, all those possibilities and angles. It was mathematics, geometry. It was beautiful.

Related Characters: Junior Polatkin (speaker)
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions, Basketball and Television
Page Number: 174-175
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Quotes

These days, living alone in Spokane, I wish I lived closer to the river, to the falls where ghosts of salmon jump. I wish I could sleep. I put down my paper or book and turn off the lights, lie quietly in the dark. It may take hours, even years, for me to sleep again. There’s nothing surprising or disappointing in that. I know how all my dreams end anyway.

Related Characters: Victor (speaker), Victor’s Father
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions
Page Number: 190
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Junior Polatkin’s Wild West Show Quotes

Junior hung up the phone and walked down the highway toward the reservation. He wanted to imagine that he was walking off into the sunset, into a happy ending. But he knew that all along the road he traveled, there were reservation drive-ins, each showing a new and painful sequel to the first act of his life.

Related Characters: Junior Polatkin
Related Symbols: Dreams and Visions, Basketball and Television
Page Number: 242
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Dreams and Visions Symbol Timeline in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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Every Little Hurricane
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...the sky [and onto] the Spokane Indian Reservation”; the storm wakes nine-year-old Victor from a nightmare. A third person narrator describes Victor’s experience; he is in the basement of his family’s... (full context)
A Drug Called Tradition
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...but they leave early go try some “new drugs” at Benjamin Lake and hopefully experience visions. Victor says that he hopes the experience will be “spiritual” and “very fucking Indian.” (full context)
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After driving a little ways, the two boys see Thomas standing by the side of the road; he has left his own party in... (full context)
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...the drug. Though Junior is driving, Victor obliges. The boys reach the lake, and Junior’s vision begins; he can see Thomas “dancing naked around a fire.” He describes his vision-Thomas as... (full context)
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...and Victor tells him to slow down. Both Junior and Thomas are consumed by their visions. Victor leans over to the driver’s seat to stop the car, and Junior jumps out... (full context)
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...Thomas says, “have decided to be real Indians tonight. They all want to have their vision, to receive their true names, their adult names.” In Thomas’s vision, the boys are all... (full context)
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Victor and Junior stay at the lake until the sun comes up, experiencing residual visions. The following day, the spiritual leader of the tribe, Big Mom, comes upon them, and... (full context)
Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock
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...Victor would fall asleep beneath the table where his father sat, and the two would “dream together until the sun came up.” (full context)
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Victor describes his vivid dreams of his father at Woodstock, but admits that “as much as [he] dream[s] about it,... (full context)
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Victor recalls a dream he had, soon after his father left, of his father returning to their HUD house... (full context)
This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
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At the Trading Post Victor sees Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who is talking to himself “like always.” Victor recalls a time, when he... (full context)
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...Thomas tells a story of Victor’s father. Once, as a young man, Thomas had a dream that “told” him to go to Spokane, stand at the Falls, and “wait for a... (full context)
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...his wing” and flapping their arms in mockery. Victor knew, he says, that “everybody has dreams about flying,” and that the boys hated him because “one of his dreams came true... (full context)
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...will go back to the Spokane Falls and scatter the ashes there. He describes a vision he has of Victor’s father “ris[ing] like a salmon, leap[ing] over the bridge, and find[ing]... (full context)
All I Wanted To Do Was Dance
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Victor experiences a memory or vision of his former girlfriend; she stands by a river, and she is “so white his... (full context)
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...tells himself that he’ll go running later that day. Instead, though, he turns on the television, and watches as a “pretty blond woman” delivers the local news. Suddenly overwhelmed by his... (full context)
The Trial of Thomas Builds-the-Fire
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...“felony charge[s].” Meanwhile, Thomas sits alone in his cell, counting bugs and allowing stories and visions to wash over him. He looks out at the sky through the bars over his... (full context)
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...stand, closes his eyes, and speaks. He begins to tell a story, and describes a vision of himself as a pony living in 1858. Colonel George Wright, he says, stole 800... (full context)
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...was, at sixteen years old, about to head into his first battle. He describes a vision of a bloody battle, full of days of fighting. When the prosecutor asks Thomas how... (full context)
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An article in a local newspaper describes Thomas’s sentencing. “the self-proclaimed visionary of the Spokane Tribe,” it says, “was sentenced today to two concurrent life terms in... (full context)
Distances
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Thomas Builds-the-Fire describes a vision of the world in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event in which “most of the... (full context)
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Thomas repeatedly “dream[s] about television [and wakes] up crying.” (full context)
Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother is Alive and Well on the Spokane Indian Reservation
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A year later, in 1968, the narrator’s television has exploded and left a hole in the wall, and he hasn’t replaced it. The... (full context)
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Some months later, James still doesn’t speak, but kicks violently while dreaming. The narrator breaks his leg playing basketball, but is unable to afford an operation. At... (full context)
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On James’s birthday, the narrator watches the Vietnam War on television in a local bar. He goes to a Christmas party and leaves James with a... (full context)
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...and the police arrest him for abandonment. The narrator lies in jail, drunk and experiencing visions of snakes, Nazis, the KKK, and TV dinners. (full context)
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...[he’s] praying to, and if it’s the basketball gathering ash on the shelf or the television.” Sometimes the narrator wants to drink “so bad that it aches and [he] cries,” though... (full context)
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On Christmas Day, James speaks clearly directly to the narrator, seemingly revealing a series of visions. “He says the world hurts. He says the first thing... (full context)
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...has become our mother and that they both hate each other.” The narrator experiences a vision of the future, in which James washes his old, sick body, and cares for him... (full context)
A Train is an Order of Occurrence Designed to Lead to Some Result
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On the morning of his birthday, Samuel Builds-the-Fire—grandfather to Thomas, and a visionary storyteller himself—dresses and readies for work. He is a maid at a motel in Spokane.... (full context)
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...and all of his friends have died. No one has time for his stories and visions anymore. (full context)
The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue
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...tournament. He suggests that basketball should become the tribe’s “new religion.” All across the carnival, dreams, the narrator says, “crackle like campfire, put on a good jacket that smells of fry... (full context)
Imagining the Reservation
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...to “read futures by touching hands.” The child told the narrator’s friends and tribesmen of visions of missing relatives, and instructed the narrator to “break every mirror in [his] house and... (full context)
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The narrator wonders if “every Indian depend[s] on Hollywood for a twentieth-century vision.” He remembers watching The Tonight Show on television with his sisters, eating potatoes with food... (full context)
Indian Education
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...“good-byes to [his] entire tribe.” When he opens his eyes, he says, he experiences a vision in which “she was gone from the reservation, and I was gone from the reservation,... (full context)
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...people take photographs of him he looks toward the future. Back on the reservation, Junior imagines his former classmates’ graduation: he imagines them “look[ing] back toward tradition.” The tribal newspaper “runs... (full context)
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
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...her job as a kindergarten teacher, and she berated his drinking. Victor began having disturbing dreams, and often saw himself as a doomed war chief, or witnessed horrible acts of violence... (full context)
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...was unsurprised by his return. Listless and sad, he did little at first but watch television. When he got tired of watching TV so much, he started playing basketball again, shooting... (full context)
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...insomniac, Victor wishes he could sleep, but accepts his condition. “I know how all my dreams end anyway,” he says. (full context)
Family Portrait
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An unnamed narrator recalls his childhood; the first thing he remembers is that “the television was always too loud.” He mishears the words he can hear coming out of it,... (full context)
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...passage of time and the dissolution of his memories, able to remember little but the television. He has one memory of a time “the reservation disappeared” during a game of playing... (full context)
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...of his seizures, during which his mother “wanted to believe” he was able to have visions of the future. The narrator recalls dancing to music frequently with his siblings and parents,... (full context)
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...remembers his father teaching him how to drive while describing the story of “the first television he ever saw,” and how he and his friends would walk again and again to... (full context)
Somebody Kept Saying Powwow
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...joyous dancer. After the powwow, Norma drops Junior off at home, and he has a dream about her. He dreams of her “a hundred years ago,” riding bareback and shouting something... (full context)
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...to know what the world “out there” is like. Junior describes it as “a bad dream you never wake up from.” (full context)
Flight
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...on the porch with his suitcase, “watching the sky for signs.” He then has a vision of a jet “ripp[ing] through the sound barrier,” and he can “see vapor trails stretched... (full context)
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John-John, having fallen asleep, dreams of all the ways his brother might return to him. Upon waking, he revels in... (full context)
Junior Polatkin’s Wild West Show
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Junior Polatkin has recurring dreams of being a gunfighter named Sonny Six-Gun. In his dreams he speaks Spokane and guns... (full context)