Jewel started the altercation and Darl defended him to end it in a peaceful manner. This is the action of a sane man trying to save his brother’s life. When Darl was sent off to the insane asylum, the Bundren family made the decision together. The primary decision maker was Anse Bundren, who is not the proper judge of a man’s character. Anse had stolen Jewel’s horse, stole ten dollars from Dewey Dell, only takes his wife to bury her so he can get new teeth, and remarried a week after his wife’s death.
Arthur Radley, otherwise known as Boo Radley, got into trouble with the law as a teen and was then confined to his parents house for the rest of his life. From then on he was never seen again with the exception of one occasion when he left the house to save Jem and Scout's lives from the drunken fury of Bob Ewell. He killed M. Ewell and saved Atticus' children. Knowing that, according to the law, Boo had to be tried for his actions by the Court of Justice, Atticus decided it was best that no one found out that Boo had ever left his house. "It'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it" (Lee, 370).
Douglass was born in a dirty, old, plantation, he originally never knew his mother or father. He was always fussed on why he was there or why was he not able to leave. Douglass would sneak out every cold night, when his master was asleep, to find out as much information as he could to figure out why he was even there in the first place. Page 2: At the age of five, he witnessed his aunt get whipped by his master. You can tell he must have been crucified because of the way that he described it.
Surviving his environment, David grew into the neighborhood tough guy. No one could tell David anything on the in his town, he was the man in charge. Darius (17) - Watching your parents struggle financially isn’t something any child should witness; however, that was just another day for Darius. Overwhelmed with his parent’s financial issues, Darius takes it upon himself to get his parents the money, by robbing a bank. After the failed attempt at the bank robbery, Darius was released from police custody but with a two year probation period.
The book “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese features an Indigenous man named Saul. The book begins as Saul, now 30 years old, recounts the difficulties he had to endure growing up as an Indigenous boy. Saul’s family is in constant fear that he will be abducted by European Canadians, as two of his siblings were. One of his siblings, Benjamin, escapes and finds his way back to Saul’s family. In efforts to escape his captors, Saul’s whole family travel to a place called God’s lake where they harvest rice until Benjamin’s health becomes very poor and he dies.
And as a forum of discipline father did not want to send a letter back to Sam, but Sam’s mother felt bad for Sam and decided to write back regardless of her husband’s disapproval. During November the father usually goes out with Sam to trade supplies for the tavern, and although the father was a bit unsure at first (because of the weather and Tim being too young) he decided to make the trip. On the harsh trip they are stopped by cow-boys that wanted to take the fathers cattle. They argue for a long while and even point their pistols at Tim’s father until they are scared off by loyalists that then escort them to their relives
The story begins when Isaac is ten years old and skips significant portions of his life. Isaac began the story as an inexperienced hunter, but over the years became very skilled. Eventually, at the age of twenty-one, he renounces his inheritance to the McCaslin plantation since he saw it as “cursed, and all of us who derive from it [...] lie under the curse” (The Bear). This showed that as Isaac learned more about his family history, he slowly grew to reject their use of slave labor. In effect, this meant that he renounced the land because it was worked by slaves.
For example, in “The Ransom of Red Chief,” Bill and Sam want to receive a large ransom from Mr. Dorset for the return of his son, but ends up having to pay him money instead. “Just at the moment when I should have been abstracting the fifteen hundred dollars from the box under the tree, according to the original position, Bill was counting out two hundred and fifty dollars into Dorset’s hands” (Henry 25). Similarly, in “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard dies of heart disease soon after being told her husband died in a train wreck, only for her husband to walk in the house a few minutes later without a scratch. “Someone was opening the front door with a latch key. It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel stained… He had been far from the scene of the accident” (Chopin 3).
The Danger of Tradition Traditionally many ancient societies would kill their people to sacrifice to God in order to obtain rain or a good harvest. These mindlessly, followed traditions were never critically thought about and therefore citizens died year after year. A similar tragedy occurs in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. This story features a civilization much like our own but with one small difference, the town’s people hold a lottery every year and the town stones who ever loses to death. Through out the story it is evident the danger of blindly following tradition is developed through the symbolism of the black box, the setting and atmosphere the author creates, the symbolism behind the act of the lottery and what it represents on modern day society.
Both Troy and Bono relate stories of their youth in the south and stories of their associations with troublesome fathers to Lyons in Act One, scene four. Their frequently excruciating recollections give a connection to understanding the likenesses and contrasts of the eras isolating Troy and Bono from Lyons and Cory. Troy's dad, in the same way as other blacks after the abolishment of subjection was a fizzled tenant farmer. Troy guarantees that his dad was evil to the point that no lady stayed with him for long, so Troy grew up for the most part motherless. At the point when Troy was fourteen, his dad saw that the donkey Troy was as far as anyone knows dealing with had strayed.
He had been working for a man named Henry. He worked for him for nine or ten years but was taken advantage of. “Henry Maxwell to come and take Jim’s, too.”(38) Henry took Jim 's share leaving Jim broke and alone. He mad lame excuses to Jim for why he got the money. “He said I owned it to him because one of his mules died about a month ago.”(38) He blamed Jim for his mule dying and he owned him just so he could have the money.
In 1875, Mattie leaves her large estate in Yell County, Arkansas to travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas alone to capture the man who killed him, Tom Chaney. Mattie’s Father Frank Ross hired Chaney to lead back a chain of ponies to the family farm. Late one night after the two had a lot to drink, Tom thought that he was being cheated in a game of cards, and killed frank after he lost a lot of money. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very uncommon for the time. Tom stole his horse and ran off to Indian territory.
On April 23rd 2006, 12 year old Jasmine Richardson had taken the lives of her parents and her 8 year old brother. She was not alone during the committing of these crimes. Her 23-year old forbidden boyfriend Jeremy Steinke was not only an accent to this murder but a culprit. Marc and Debra Richardson had lost their lives after making a rule that Jasmine and Jeremy were forbidden from seeing each other. Authorities were under the assumption that Jasmine was missing or had been abducted after finding the Richardson’s bodies but on the contrary Jasmine was the suspect for her family’s murders.
She always tried to protect her daughter from harm and tried to keep her secret when she was a baby because she was afraid that the man who tried to kill her father was going to come for her and kill her. Ruth’s father was killed by a man named Charles Cluveau. Charles was a serial killer, he was mentally ill, he killed over fifty people by the time he was forty five. One day her father went out to work in the fields of the plantation and he never came back. Her mother had passed away so she didn’t have anyone else besides her father and