The house gave ground as the fire in ten billion angry sparks moved with flaming ease from room to room and then up the stairs. While scurrying water rats squeaked from the walls, pistoled their water, and ran for more. And the wall sprays let down showers of mechanical rain. But too late………. The reserve water supply which filled the baths and washed the dishes for many quiet days was gone.………
October 2nd, 2002 was the start of a long and horrific three weeks in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. People were terrified to be in the area and everyone was on edge. What appeared to be random killings, turned out to be a well-organized series of senseless shootings that took the lives of ten innocent people. After days of people being scared to death and much confusion, investigators discovered that there were two suspects in the shootings; John Allen Muhammad and his teenage partner Lee Boyd Malvo and they were in a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan designed to terrorize people. This break in the case came when one of the suspects called the tip hotline and told them to look into a murder in Alabama, which lead to the case being
yesterday morning. Les Goodman,a Maple Street citizen, had his car mysteriously tutn on, and they bombarded him and made accusations that he was an alien or something. Then suddenly a man named Charlie Fitzgerald’s mechanical objects came on also and they accused him. When I talked to Michael Jackson Jr I found out that a man later died who was known as Peter Van Horn. The police found out that he died from a gunshot and later found out Charlie Fitzgerald shot him out of suspicion.
The normally loud and wild nights of Beverly Hills were shockingly disturbed with a new sound on the night of August 20, 1989. Gunshots rang out from the Menendez household in a generally quiet neighborhood. Their sons, Erik and Lyle, had brutally murdered them in their own house. For many cases in recent years visual evidence can make or break the case. For the Menendez brothers, visual evidence was a turning point for the case, especially for it being televised.
The evidence of violence suggests that there was a series of racial discord that preceded this outburst of violent actions. In her article, “Performing Personal Narrative: Anna Deveare Smith's ‘Fires in the Mirror,’” Myers claims that: the tragic events of August 20, 1991, which began when a car from the motorcade of the Hasidic Grand Rebbe jumped the sidewalk and pinned two black children against a window grate, severely injuring seven-year-old, Angela Cato, and killing her cousin Gavin, also seven” (52).
Waking up around one in the morning is what I definetly did not expect or anticipate; however, the reason why I was awoken was all because of Miss Maudie’s house burning to the ground. I was awoke by my father, Atticus. “ Wake up Jem, Miss Maudie’s house is on fire”. I was shocked to hear the news and I bounced out of my bed to the living room.
The Puritans were also victims of public humiliation as a way to cleanse their spirits and purge the sin from their bodies and souls. In the film “The Salem Witch Trials,” a man is quoted saying “forces of darkness are upon us.” The film displays many events related to these dark forces. Indians attack the village.
The deadliest and notorious hotel fire in U.S. American history was the Winecoff Hotel. The hotel was located in downtown Atlanta, GA and in the early hours of December 7, 1946 a fire sore through the establishment and claimed the lives of 119 hotel occupants, one of them is the hotel 's owners, while 90 others were injured. The Winecoff Hotel was publicized as absolutely fireproof, even though it was designed without fire alarms, fire escapes or a sprinkler system. But, everything good, bad, improbable and certain about the human experience played out.
At the beginning of the memoir, the author starts off the story by explaining a time she started a fire by cooking hotdogs when she was just three years old. She “screamed” and “smelled the burning and heard a horrible crackling as the fire singed my hair and eyelashes” (Walls 9). An exposed fire occurs multiple times in the book, which represents the author’s dad’s continuous drinking habits. Not only is the fire destructive and harmful to the family, but so is the father’s alcoholic addiction. This metaphor represents a large negative impact on the family.
“One application of soundprooﬁng material occurred in the early summer of 1996; the Filling Station’s manager, Tim Arnold, observed Julian screwing white plastic foam blocks to the walls of the drummer’s alcove at the center of the stage” (Mill Town Watering Hole, 2012, para.22). It was this same material that would eventually be ignited in that fatal fire by the unapproved pyrotechnics. The culture of poor risk assessment and management is upsetting because the activities conducted throughout the history of the facility eventually contributed to downfall of the building, and the patrons who lost their lives. Risk management is vital because it is supposed to foresee possible dangerous substances, and situations. As a result of good risk management, the white plastic foam blocks would have been removed long before the fateful night of February 21, 2003.
In 2009, he set his house of fire committing arson and insurance fraud. What made the case weird was that he climbed out the house in scuba gear claiming he needed it to breathe. Marin had intentionally wanted to commit insurance fraud by collecting the fire insurance payout for his burned home. When sent to court in Maricopa County he was found guilty of arson and the sentence could have been 10 to 20 years. However, during the proceeding Marin had swallowed cyanide to escape his fate.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (SGGK) is full of different symbols that add to the meaning of this paradoxical play. From beginning to end, symbolism used throughout in order to convey meaning. The Pearl Poet, a paradoxical author, uses a contradicting marvel in order to teach the reader a great lesson through symbolism. Bursting through the door, with a holly branch in one hand and an axe in the other, the giant Green Knight presents a game full of paradoxical contradictions to the Knights of the Round Table. The Green Knight says that someone must hit him with axe and if he survives that person must wait twelve months and one day till he returns a blow.
Donovan’s transcendental beliefs are shown in the authors Emerson, Thoreau, and Krakauer. All of the author's short stories show transcendental similarities to the Donovan’s poem. In Emerson’s short story “Self Reliance” he shows similarities of transcendentalism. In Donovan’s poem “it’s all on me….” shows the elements of transcendentalism from “Self Reliance”. For example, the quote “ The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none