All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy, is set in Texas right outside of the Mexico border. The book opens with John Grady, a sixteen year old boy, attending his grandfather’s funeral. John Grady has grown up on his grandfather’s ranch, and now that he has died the mother is going to sell the unprofitable ranch. John’s parents are separated at this time, his mother longs for a better life off of the ranch while his father is a professional gambler. His father seems to have lung cancer, but this is not directly stated.
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, takes place during the late 1940s. It is a story about a young man named John Grady Cole, a sixteen year old who is the last of a generation of the West Texas ranchers in his family. John Grady Cole takes a journey across the border to Mexico, after his grandfather's death, to retain his dream of living the cowboy life that he grew up with. As the story unfolds, John Gady Cole encounters a variety of obstacles that determines if his dreams are meant to be or if his fate will overpower his desires. McCarthy incorporates a variety of literary devices, internal conflict, and tone to achieve his theme of romanticism and reality.
On November 2nd most people love attending El Dia De Los Muertos Festival in memory of their loved ones. This time Rosa decided to go in memory of her father. He was Rosa’s inspiration. He was a hard worker in his late 30’s always doing great in his job of cutting grass, cleaning yards, and planting flowers. Always trying to give Rosa everything she needed.
Back in the day men and women were not seen the same way as they are today. In the 1800s women were raised to obey their husbands at all times and blame themselves before they could blame another man. The protagonist in the stories “Woman Hollering Creek” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” were an example of that in their marriage. They were both married to controlling/abusive husbands. “Woman Hollering Creek” is about a girl who left Mexico to go to Texas after marrying her Husband.
I was in a car with my family driving on the freeway in Houston, and as I look out the car window I noticed that vegetation was growing on part of the freeway that was under construction. The freeway has been under construction for as long as I can remember and nature knew this because it set its roots here in order to survive. As I was looking out the window I started to think will they ever be done with this freeway. Many people think that America is the symbol of freedom and anyone can be who they want without being forced to do something they do not want.
From my family, my parents, my sister and a few uncles are undocumented. The majority of my uncles got lucky when they came to the U.S. because when they came around the late or early 1980s they were granted residency. On the other hand, if my dad would have come earlier maybe he would have become a citizen as well. My dad came to the U.S. earlier than my mother and sister. When he got help and collected the money to crossed the border, all my uncles lived in the same apartment at South Gate.
Cather when writing "O Pioneers!”, reflects parts of her life and her views of herself and the world into the story. She lived in a time period when everyone automatically thought women could not accomplish the work of a man. In the story Cather shows the troubles she may have went though as a young girl and grew stronger than her peers because of her of her naturalistic and realistic views while everyone else 's views seem romantic. Romantic views like the men will do all the work because a woman could not possibly have the capabilities of doing so. While she writes as a naturalist and realist majority of the time, she also uses a romantic view.
Betisha was a girl who liked to party and go out with a lot of boys. Betisha liked the feeling of freedom. If Betisha was with a guy, it was only for a week or a day, she did not like to commit to anyone. Everyone knew how Betisha was, so they knew what to expect from her. Suarezisho was the god of the sky.
The narrator is describing a conversation between Don Hector and John Grady, two men who understand and love horses. They also live the cowboy lifestyle, which the novel both romanticizes and examinesin all its brutality and precariousness. This conclusion sums up the cowboy philosophy, which centers on men, horses, and
Last but not least, women became nurses, spies, business women, and others also volunteered at war. Although men were the ones to take on the role of being nurses out in the battle field, women interfered and got involved. For one, a young lady named Louisa May Alcott a nurse stated that "my ward is divided into three rooms, in one room armed with a dressing tray and rollers, in another room books, and games, the third lullabies and consolation"(Alcott 47). Stipulating that she wasn't just put in one spot, but was in multiple areas helping out those who were wounded. In addition, an abolitionist like Sojourner Truth was a former slave that also helped out in the underground railroads, crossing and freeing people.