There are somethings he may turn around but throughout the story Jackson doesn’t give priority to the regalia, as he wins, and is given, money that he could put towards his regalia. Instead of selling all those papers, or using his winnings from the lottery ticket to purchase a few more, or just saving the money, Jackson uses the money to buy booze, and for people he doesn’t even know. If the regalia was to be a turning point for Jackson, he would have cared for it as much as he told Officer Williams he did.
Throughout Sherman Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” Jackson Jackson shows all sides of his personality, form his alcoholic ways, to his tendency to take care of others. The regalia that is all so important to him is a symbol for all the things that went wrong in his life. The regalia symbolizes his loneliness for his family, his losing battle with life, and the loss of his tribe, grandmother, and family. As Jackson’s character seems unredeemable, Sherman Alexie shows us that he is, it just takes a little