For the next two years, Billy took residence at what formerly was Fort Sumner, turned into a village, also where he murdered someone at a saloon, and framed for the Sheriff of White Oak’s death. Destroying his public reputation yet again, Billy was on the run and he avoided the law until newly hired sheriff Pat Garret took him into custody on December 23, 1880. He was to be hung on April 28, 1881, but with a daring escape, he killed two more men, this time, James Bell and Bob Olinger, the officers assigned to sentry over him in the penitentiary. While he escaped this time, Garret was determined to apprehend the rascal, once again discovering him inconspicuously making a living at Fort Sumner. Garrett ended the Kid’s life, shooting him through the heart.
In Billy’s case, he was abandoned and grew up on a ship. He was simple-minded, with a stutter, and yet because
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned. As Billy worked there he found no gold or any signs, Billy was tired of being unsuccessful so he looked in a canyon where Baskerville now lays, everyone thought he was being silly and called him weird for thinking there was gold down there.
In almost everything he does he is the odd man out. Billy seems like the weird person who just always seems out of place and like he doesn't belong. 1969 was the year that this book was published. PTSD was discovered in 1980, so therefore in the book they couldn't define Billy’s condition. As even in reality they didn't know what it was.
Billy is said to become unstuck in time to different events in his life. He flashes to memories of Dresden, which is the war that he participated in. He also has episodes of his flight crash, he knows how he will die, and how his wife dies. This book is so sporadic, the audience never truly knows when this book is taking place in Billy’s life. Each page could contain three or more different events in Billy’s
Some experiences, like the sudden unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD” (National Institute of Mental Health, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”). PTSD, like many other diseases, can arise from a number of conditions, making it hard to pinpoint where it stems from. Vonnegut takes into account that PTSD can come from a number of sources, providing a plethora of possible explanations for Billy’s mental capacity throughout the novel. For instance, early in Billy’s life, Billy, along
The wretched figure of Billy is mentioned several times in the story to enhance the effectiveness of the anti-war figure. There is one paragraph that plays as the repetition to describe the weakness of Billy as well as other American soldiers in the war is, "A German measured Billy's upper right arm with his thumb and forefinger, asked a companion what sort of an army would send a weakling like that to the front. They looked at other American bodies now, pointed out a lot more that were nearly as bad as Billy's (83). " The author intentionally pictured Billy and other Americans as weak and pathetic young boys to question our assumptions about who are actually fighting in these wars. Through portraying Billy as an incapable soldier, Vonnegut
He is the main character in the movie, Billy Elliot. His dad has him in boxing since the town that they live in is about boxing and coal mining. Billy is not a bad kid, he’s more quiet and looks at things differently than everyone else. Billy’s mother passed away so he didn’t really have much of a mother figure in his life. Hs father was always trying to keep Billy’s older brother from getting into trouble because of the U.K.’s miners strike that was happening at the time period.
Billy had also prayed incessantly to God about sending away for his dogs and always trusting
In a way Trout symbolizes Billy. Billy finds himself interested in Trout because he feels as if his ideas on how he sees the world are different. Which is appropriate after what he experienced during the war. Throughout the story we see that Billy and Kilgore are the only characters that seem to relate to one another. Billy experiences a lot of flashbacks and Kilgore Trout refers to those flashbacks by saying that Billy sees through “ a time window”.
Billy made Marcus keep going even when Marcus wanted to quit. If Marcus would have quit and gone back to Billy, Billy would have been disgusted with him. This was one thing that helped Marcus never give up. When Marcus was fighting the Taliban soldiers and all of his teammates were dying, he kept fighting and going on. Marcus loved every one of his teammates, but one thing that Matthew Axe said to him made him keep fighting.