Chapter five titled “Mercury” of The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum gives a fascinating story, about a woman named Gertie Gorman who was married to a man named Charles Webb. Many believed that her husband poisoned her because in her will “[she would leave] everything to her husband” (112) giving him a good motive for that action, but as the investigators opened up the body they found the presence of mercury bichloride, which was a “messy killer” (114) meaning it was hard to miss because of all the bloody inflammations. As the investigators looked more into the case they found out that Webb was not the person responsible for his wife’s death, however Webb was still prosecuted. Mercury can be poisonous if taken in extreme quantities causing the same things it did to Gertie’s body.
Nice June thought she got rid of mean June until she saw her standing in a house on the way to her new house. Nice June slouched down in her seat, hoping mean June wouldn’t see her but she did! This story shows that being bullied affects nice June’s life in many ways. One reason that June’s life gets affected is by being bullied physically. In paragraph 35, mean June is hurting nice June in the locker room.
“And of Clay Are We Created” by Isabel Allende Wrap-up Write Given what happens in the story, what is the significance of the story’s title? Cite one specific piece of textual evidence to support your claim. The significance of the title "And of Clay Are We Created" is that Rolf is completely changed through his experience in mud with Azucena. You could even say he was re-created. On page 50, the narrator states that she “could tell that something fundamental had given him consolation.” Rescan the story and write down three quotes that have to do with the camera lens or TV screen.
Markus Zusak uses literary device to help understand and get the true meaning of the book. In the novel, the author helps and shows you flashbacks give you hints and information about the person or event. Telling backstory for various characters, and flashes forward in the book. He shows this when “Flash Forward to the basement, September 1943.” (Zusak, 97). He gives you a flash of what it's going to be about.
In conclusion, “Paul’s Case” is a short story that a person needs to take time to read in order to understand it. Willa Cather first had readers view Paul as an unsympathetic character, but towards the end of it, she used narration, dialogue, and description so the readers would view him in a sympathetic way. I personally did view Paul as a weird character because he seemed to have a weird smile on his face that the author emphasized on in the beginning, and was said to be a lair. But, as I continued to read, I got to see who Paul really was, and the struggles he was going through. I compared this story to “Sonny’s Blues” by how Sonny wanted to be a musician, but his brother did not see anything good to come out of that, but Sonny wanted to follow what he loved.
Teen suicide, a disease infecting all humanity, the last, and single solution is ‘The Program’. Very miniscule mistakes could get you or someone close to you flagged, they will be taken to a place of treatment, but when they come back their memories will all be gone. Those in charge of the program see this method as helpful, but all they are doing is putting empty people into society. Sloane thinks she is happy, that she will not be taken into The Program, but she’s not okay. Every day at school she answers two questions; In the past day have you felt lonely or overwhelmed?
Have you ever blamed someone or yourself without hearing the whole story? In the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, the main character learns a really valuable lesson. Throughout the story, Salamanca Tree Hiddle prejudged Margaret, because Sal thought she was a murderer, had a serious relationship with her dad and Sal was in denial. Salamanca learns that judging others or yourself is easier than understanding and believing the true reasons. Salamanca blames people without understanding their side of the story.
Unfortunately for Avery, that wasn’t going to be his only bad encounter with justice. On October 31, 2005, photographer Teresa Halbach was scheduled to meet with Steven Avery at his home on the grounds of Avery 's Auto Salvage to photograph a minivan for Auto Trader Magazine. She went missing the same day.On November 11, Avery was charged with the murder of Halbach after her car and overdone bone fragments were found at the salvage yard. He upheld that authorities were attempting to frame him for Halbach 's vanishing to make it harder for him to win his pending civil case regarding the false sexual assault conviction. To avoid a conflict of interest, Mark R. Rohrer, the Manitowoc County district attorney, requested that authorities from bordering Calumet County lead the investigation.
In the invigorating novel A Bad Day for Voodoo we follow the main character Tyler Churchill as he goes through the struggles of his sophomore year, unfair teachers, girlfriend problems, and losing a voodoo doll powerful enough to kill. When Tyler’s history teacher accuses him of cheating Tyler’s friend Adam says he has a plan to get back at Mr. Click for failing Tyler’s test. The next week Adam shows Tyler the plan, a voodoo doll that, rather poorly, resembles Mr. Click. Tyler, like most of us if we were in such a situation, does not believe that this voodoo doll will be anything more than a scam and a waste of money. However, when Tyler sticks the doll in the leg Mr. Click’s leg flies across the room and he ends up at the hospital.
While on a business trip in Beverly Hills, Ron cheated on Deborah after a while, Ron finally told Deborah. Deborah was enraged by the cheating, but called the pastor. They worked it out and Deborah texted the mistress and told her she would not being hearing from Ron again. Deborah asked Ron to go to therapy and he agreed. They have worked it out.