Evans lays bleeding as Wade rides off on the train. Wade lets out a whistle, and his horse runs after the train, suggesting that Wade will escape from the train. The movie’s plot could be possible but we do not find it very believable. It is highly unlikely that Evans would turn down the $1000 offer that Wade had offered him as well as the fact that Wade decided to help Evans in bringing him to the train. It is also unbelievable that Wade had many chances in which he could have killed the whole crew, but didn’t.
“The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright gives insight as to why age does not determine maturity. He develops his idea first, by revealing the thought of Dave a seventeen year old who believes turning eighteen would make him a man; second, by showing that there are consequences for people who are in a hurry to grow up. The short story began with Dave making the statement “Ahm ol ernough to hava gun. Ahm seventeen. Almost a man” as a reason for his mother to allow him to buy a gun, but age does not determine if he is a man.
As Johnny goes through this difficult stage in life he decides to run away not thinking about where he’s going to stay or how he’s going to get food. He decides to join a gang of orphans with his best friend Billy in order to survive. This novel is still widely read today because it provides an inhuman image of brutal conditions African Americans faced in Harlem of 1940’s. In the Rite of Passage, the main character Johnny is hit with some really bad news that his family that he’s been living with throughout his entire life is not really his own. In the text, Johnny comes home after getting a good report from school and his foster mother and sister tell him that he is not going to be living with them anymore.
He had gotten shot in the right arm by an enemy sniper and couldn't use it. All he had left was his revolver. He tricked the snipe into getting above the parapet and fired, as he looked past the smoke he had seen that the enemy was hit and killed. The enemy fell to the ground and the sniper needed to leave before morning. But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was.
Willy was unable to achieve the American Dream, so he pushed it upon his sons, especially Biff, which caused more issues in their lives. Willy’s severe beliefs in untrue things created suffering for everyone in his family. The American Dream worked for some people at the time, but not all, and Arthur Miller made that very clear throughout the text. Americans may not always experience the success and wealth that is sought
When reality confronts him, he goes deeper into his desperation and his illusions. Of the many situations that expose Willy to reality, Biff appears to be the most significant. Simply by existing outside of Willy’s “American Dream”, Biff is challenging his father’s false beliefs. Instead of accepting his son, Willy is constantly trying to control and, ultimately, change him. This creates a myriad of negative emotions and frustrations for both of them.
Those scenes are, Teddy dodging the train, Chris comforting Gordie at the body and boys arguing with Ace’s gang. The first important scene that shows difference in character development of Chris and Gordie is an episode of Teddy wanting to dodge a train standing on the railways. In both the movie and the novella Teddy, sometimes being driven by his emotions, acts as he was storming a beach in Normandy during second World War pretending that the train approaching him was the German enemy. His intention was to dodge the train by jumping off the railway at the very last moment. However, he was pulled of by one of his friends, which in the novella is his friend Gordie, that makes him very angry and causes a conflict between the two.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
Troy is determined to push the boundaries his success is hindered by, in filing a complaint to become the first black garbage truck driver but in doing so his relationship with Bono begins to diminish. Rose, Troy’s current wife, requested that he build a fence around their home with their son, Cory, in an attempt to strengthen their bond. Cory is extremely talented in playing football but sadly Troy doesn’t want him to play in hope to save him from the same disappointment he faced when he was his age, this adds to the tension between the two. In act two of the play, Troy’s life begins to go downhill. He finally confesses to Rose about his pregnant mistress Alberta.
Written by Robert Heinlein, Citizen of the Galaxy, a well-written and engaging novel, artfully crafts a story about slavery and what freedom really means through the life of a young boy. Set in a futuristic universe, this story tells of a young orphaned slave named Thorby. Baslim, a one-eyed, one-legged beggar who takes pity on Thorby, decides to buy him and raise the youth as his adopted son. Over several years, Thorby learns many valuable skills and a wide range of school subjects from his adopted father, who turns out to be more than he appears. Unfortunately, through a series of events involving corrupt police, Baslim dies, leaving Thorby orphaned once more with the police looking for him.
Despite knowing his regiment might survive he was sure he wouldn 't and ran away to save his own life. The thought of desertion has been a dilemma for young Henry, and been plaguing the entire march. After an adrenaline rush of a first battle he came to senses and ran away, doing the action that had been plaguing his mind. Giving into his fear, and deserting his comrades whether they might live or die without him. In the end Henry ran.
Tulsa police officer, Betty Shelby, shot an unarmed black man after his car was found abandoned in the middle of the road. Federal, State, and local authorities have launched investigations into the officer shooting. Tiffany Crutcher, the victim 's twin sister, has urged prosecutors to press charges immediately. Terence Crutcher was shot and killed after he ignored direct orders from the officers confronting him, and as officers thought he was reaching for a weapon. There was no weapon found on him, or in his vehicle.
2015 7th Grade Summer Reading NON-FICTION ASSIGNMENT My first reaction to the topic of A Long Way Gone was shock. This book is about an African boy, named Ishmael Beah, having his family and friends slaughtered, home after home destroyed, and childhood taken by the civil war in Sierra Leone. I never could imagine having everything being taken away from me and running for my life for a year like Ishmael. He was my age when he, his brother, and four other boys were chased away from their home and everything they had. I would want to come back to collect some books, food, weapons, or at least something semimetal; if the boys were to go back they would be killed by the rebels that overtook their village and many others.
At that moment Nancy took a shot. The soldier dropped to the ground badly injured. After the sight of one of their men falling to the ground the remaining five men attempted to grab their guns but Nancy shot the leader in the temple, killing him. Nancy held the remaining five men until her husband arrived at home with the militia. When her husband got home, he suggested shooting the remaining men on location.
Ty’s dream is to be just like his brother but how could he be like his brother if he can never see him? Uncle gus is a real jerk to ty, he made ty quit his passion of football and even playing for the middle school team. Uncle gus makes ty work at his cleaning business. Instead of ty fulfilling his dreams he is stuck cleaning houses. Maybe someday his dreams can come