In Jack Finney’s “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” Tom Benecke makes the right choice when he decides to chase after his wife after he manages to re-enter his apartment. Out in the cold New York air, Tom was beginning to lose hope. He had the paper, but encountered unexpected complications attempting to enter his apartment. Tom realized that, were he to fall, the community would have no way to judge him besides what he was carrying. Their thoughts, he imagined, would be “Contents of the dead man’s pockets… a wasted life” (Finney 14). Tom knew that if people found his body they would (correctly) assume he led a desolate life. He is blunt with himself in calling his life wasted, but this is the moment where he changes his mind about everything. Tom has an
Poetry is a very unique type of writing. Poetry allows people to express their emotions in a way they feel comfortable. Every poem has a meaning to it, whether it is talking about food, interest, or a moment in their lives. Readers often mistake the poet as the narrator, although in many cases this is true. Many poets are the narrators and the poems are about their personal life. In contrary though, they sometimes write about matters happening around them.
Can life’s events cause us to change our priorities? According to Merriam Webster, priority is defined as something that is more important than other things and that needs to be done or dealt with first. Life’s events definitely can change the priorities of people. People prioritize based on what is important to him/her, and life’s events can cause a person’s view of importance to change. For example, in the story, “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket,” Tom Benecke’s priorities change.
Certain events in life can affect people in many different ways, such as causing them to change their priorities. In Contents of a Dead Man’s pocket, written by Jack Finney, Tom’s priorities are set on work first and family later, but those soon begin to shift after a dramatic event takes place in his life. People’s priorities can be focused on something as simple as work like in Tom’s case, and sometimes they need a close to death situation to give them a wake up call. When people’s priorities are misaligned they tend to know but not accept the fact, they may even have a hot guilty conscience just like Tom. One 's life events can transform their priorities, it can cause them to look differently at the life they’re living. Such as in Tom’s case when work came first but a close to death situation caused him to put his wife before it all.
In the book of the Christmas hunt by Borden Deal is a book with a very wide crossed of themes. As a lesion in the book Be patient and not go head first into the plan. In the beginning, the first couple of pages of the book Tom was yelling at his father. .For attention. Like a typical 10 year old to do. For asking his Father for going to the Christmas hunt. His father refused to let him come. As Tom gets mad about this. He runs up the stairs. Then goes to bed and dreams about on if he did go. As the other hunters stopped to look at the brilliant shots he had done. And having his dad say I was wrong. After he shot multiple birds. in the beginning of the story is probably frustration and exited. Because Tom got refused to come with his father. During the middle of the
Cathedral by Raymond Carver and Car Crash While Hitchhiking by Dennis Johnson are two non-fiction short stories that have many similarities and differences. Cathedral is a story narrated by the husband of a wife who is friends with a blind man. The wife has her blind friend come stay at their house, and the speaker is not comfortable with this, but his views change throughout the story. Car Crash While Hitchhiking is about a man in his mid-twenties that is on a lot of drugs that he receives from previous people who have let them ride with them. He wakes up in a puddle on the side of the road, and eventually a man with his family picks him up, and the end up getting into a wreck.
Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were both very educated and wealthy teens that came from Jewish families. They both would commit minor crimes like arson and burglary. On the afternoon of May 21, 1924, Leopold and Loeb drove their rental car slowly around the streets of the South Side of Chicago, looking for a possible victim to kidnap. At 5 o'clock, after driving around Kenwood for two hours looking for a victim to kidnap and they were about to leave it to another day. But as Leopold drove north along Ellis Avenue, Loeb, sitting in the rear passenger seat, suddenly saw his cousin, Bobby Franks, walking south on the opposite side of the road. Bobby's father, Loeb knew, was a wealthy businessman who would be able to pay ransom of 10,000. He tapped
How would someone react when they found out someone they love would be taken from them, if they didn’t act upon a situation? Some would do everything in their power to keep who they love. For others, they would let faith decide the situation, using nothing but pure deception. George Wilson and Tom Buchanan were two “gentleman” with discrete views on life. But, although they did have very distinct differences such as wealth, they both wanted to protect their wives from the great danger that threatened their livelihood and in doing so demonstrated how the nature of man is to be selfish with what they "own”.
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent”. First lady Barbara Bush shows that ambition can sometimes be a bad thing when family is ignored because of it. Even someone with the prestigious position of the first lady realizes that ambition can be a bad thing. She proves an important point of Jack Finney’s story. In the short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”, author Jack Finney uses the actions of the main character, Tom Bennecke to show that when man becomes overly ambitious, their priorities are out of order, which will cause regret and eventually cause him
The old tracks clicked in the night, a soft hum of noise in an otherwise empty space. A smiling cartoon figure watched over it all, its eerie smile sticking out like a sore thumb in the somber mood the night had cast over the park. Long shadows were casted on
A romantic relationship between two people can be complicated, and sometimes even a genuine, loving relationship can become burdensome for one if their partner abandons them in times of adversity. In the novel, The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, A man loses the support of his wife and assumes responsibility for his son while in a post-apocalyptic world. The man has a significant relationship with his wife as he is devastated by her death and he gets paranoid when he dreams of her.
Bricker is having a baby. The protagonist is Socks, who is a boy kitten. He is named Socks because his paws are white and it looks like he is wearing socks. He is a cute kitten who is mistreated after baby came but being in the family after he hurts himself. William’s grandma is antagonist to Socks, because Socks wrapped her best wig, and she hate kitten or cat. And also, she thinks he will bite the baby. The events unfolds as Socks came to the family. The Brickers saw Socks and they bought him. At first, Socks was loved and cutey to the family. But Mrs. Brickers was having a baby, he was unloved as a family and he was badly, mistreated. He was sad, and when grandma came, she said he has to be on a diet, so Socks was very hungry. So he need attention, so he bit Mrs. Brickers So he was out at the family. But one rainy day, Socks had a fight with a strong, tough cat. He hurt himself very much. So he went to the house really tired, and hurt. So Mrs. Brickers requested Mr. Brickers to let him in the back of the house . So Socks became cute and loved member of the family. And he became good friends with
The industrial revolution woke up the sense of humanity in people, yet at the same time It turned it off. To begin with, from the year 1819 through 1901, Great Britain was beginning to face an all new era called the Victorian Era. In fact, this era was named like that, because of queen Victoria. Also, this era was very important because it introduced medical advances, scientific knowledge, and technological knowledge that helped increase work efficiency. However, not all the things that occurred were great. One of the things that were very outrageous, were the working conditions of the employees. As a matter of fact, there were writers, like Charles Dickens with “A Christmas Carol”, Benjamin Disraeli with “Sybil”, and Elizabeth Gaskell with
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, tells the story of how the standards of society influence two siblings. Tom and Laura Wingfield are two miserable people who no matter how hard they try, cannot seem to fit in. The play takes place in St. Louis, 1937, in which men and women have specific roles and expectations. Men are expected to have jobs, get married and provide for their family. Women are expected to get married, have babies and stay home to raise their children. However, in The Glass Menagerie, Tom and Laura defy these roles due to their own self image and ambition.