Many would say he has a severe anxiety disorder. Now looking at Fekadu, who is an Ethiopian taxi driver who then delights William with his own personal story.William, who has a business meeting to attend in Chicago, resents the driver, when he wants to start a conversation with him. The author says that William was a man, and men are in need of work Alexie The argument I will make is, that Alexie is using William to describe a man whose lost his identity along with his social status. The use of Fekadu and William in the story is to act, as the voice of non white individuals living in the United States of America. He's obviously opposed to the idea. The story takes place only a year after September 11, The one character I would like to focus on in this story is called William. He is a husband and father as well. This story is quite bitter when it comes to the point Alexie is trying to get across, that point being that African Americans will always be victims, and white Americans will forever be the cause of racial oppression.
The argument I will make is, that Alexie is using William to describe a man whose lost his identity along with his social status. William is an over achiever in many aspects of his life, especially work. In the beginning of the story, Alexie explained in detail how William was afraid to take sleeping pills for his insomnia.
William has seemingly turned his back on his culture, becoming a white washed Native American. After three years of killing his own people he defected and flew to France, leaving his guilt behind but abandoning his family.
But why did I point this all out to you?