Junior remarks that he feels "like a magician slicing himself in half" (61). In what ways does Junior have to live as two different people? Give specific examples (page numbers included) from the novel.
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Junior feels caught between many dichotomies. He feels trapped between the Indian and the white world; he feels trapped between friends and enemies; he feels caught between the right and wrong side of the river. Many characters represent these conflicts. Rowdy, for example, can be quite racist towards Junior, yet he becomes one of his closest friends. Junior is discovering that life is not black and white or rather "Indian and white". Life is a messy blend of shades of grey. Situations and people can be both good and bad.