Childhood Killing someone for something that happened 36 years ago as a child might sound absurd, but it might not be. In “The Utterly Perfect Murder” by Ray Bradbury, a man named Doug wakes up in the middle of the night to kill his childhood “friend”, Ralph. He does not know why it took him 36 years for it to come to him, but he decides that it needs to be done. So he gets on a train, leaving his family behind. However, when Doug arrives at Ralph’s house he decides not to kill him because of the physical and mental state Ralph has deteriorated to.
Friendship is the lock that closes the door to loneliness. Candy was aware of the lonely life of men on ranches and to avoid this solitude, he grew a reliance on the companionship of his mutt, and later George and Lennie. After a gruesome argument in the ranch, Candy 's mutt was taken to be shot and Candy lay on his bed terribly sad, "A shot sounded in the distance... For a moment he [Candy] continued to stare at the ceiling. Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent" (51).
In the story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte, four of the town’s ‘undesirables’ are banished from Poker Flat so they set off to go to Sandy Bar. On the way there, they meet two newly weds who help them by letting them take shelter in a cabin. However, they wake up to find that one of them in the group, Uncle Billy, has taken the horses and went out on his own so now the rest of them are stuck in the cabin after a snow storm. John Oakhurst takes the role of the leader in the group and comes off as a cool and collected person, but at the end of the story, he ends up committing suicide.
Martin, the twelve year old protagonist, begins the story deathly ill in bed. His pet dog, Dog, scours the town in search of people and items to bring back to Martin’s room. Dog is Martin's representative, his contact to the world. The cemetery is one of the places Dog goes to everyday, revealing the stone cold death theme in the story. “Dead, said his mother, yes, dead killed in an auto accident a mile out of town,” (Bradbury 007).
For instance, Laura was abandoned by her father and left with only “a blown-up photograph of the father” (Menagerie 22), an old phonograph and records belonging to her father, and a postcard that states, “Hello-goodbye!” (23). Jessie’s father dies leaving her with animals made from pipe cleaners and memories of a “Big old faded blue man in the chair” (“ ‘night, Mother”
Although there was the time needed for the parents to mourn the death of their child, they were not promised any. Within the same day of their sons death, they had events and tasks that needed their attention. Life waits for no one and has a pace of its own. The humming sound adds to their disturbing theme of the call, when life calls you just have to answer. The baker calls and repeat the name of the recently deceased child “Scotty”.
However, in Hogan’s novel Power this idea comes most to life. After Ama, a strong traditional woman, has killed a panther, she tells the younger Omishto that she must tell the truth about her crime, except for a description of the cat’s appearance. Not until later in the novel does the reader discover the reason for this omission. Omishto realizes that to describe the run down and sickly appearance of the panther to the elders, “would cut their world in half. It would break their hearts and lives.
Suffering but with Sympathy In a dystopian novel, characters battle through difficulties in which a reader can empathize with. M.T Anderson’s novel Feed shows how the protagonist Titus mentally declines when the advancements of technology control his humanity. In Matched, Ally Condie’s character Cassia struggles with going against her pre-determined partner and risks losing a chance at a perfect future. When comparing Titus’s constant battle with conforming to society’s normalcies to Cassia’s seemingly innocent love life dilemma in Matched, it is easier for the reader to feel empathy for Titus from Feed as the difficulties in his life are easier to relate to.
Rochester by the end of the book is now confined to a small house “buried in the wood”, while also being cut off from the world and in horrible conditions after an almost fatal fire (537). Rochester who is still this bulky man, finds himself described as a “fixture”, for he is now “blind and cripple” (535). Being this now crippled man, Rochester cannot do any of the big burly man-things and becomes somewhat emasculated. Things like riding his horse, and going hunting are activities he cannot do anymore, as he is forced to stay inside, like a woman would be cooped in the house all day in Victorian England. Just when Rochester becomes this lonely, transformed feminine character, Jane shows up.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Was Falsely Accused Of His Role In Lincoln’s Murder A little after the confederates surrendered at Appomattox, Lincoln went to see a play at Ford’s theater in Washington. D.C. The only security guard left to get a drink at a nearby bar, while he was gone Booth seized his chance and shot Lincoln In the head. Booth then jumped off onto the stage and broke his left ankle in the process and left.
Suddenly, he heard the back door shut, knowing his wife had not returned, he wondered if the UPS deliverer forgot to drop off another package or needed a signature. Then, as John turned the corner of the doorway, a strange man raised his pistol at John, who quickly dropped to the floor. John reached, raised, and fired his pistol toward the unwelcomed guest. Luckily, with John’s pistol at his hip and a fast reaction, a hole in his T-shirt and damage to a wooden table remained the harm done. Unfortunately though, the intruder escaped with no trace left behind (Kirkpatrick).
Garrett Runager Hensley English 11/ 7th Period 02 February 2017 Part 1: Plot Summary ? The Boarded Window? is a story of an old man who lived in an isolated Ohio cabin during the days of the western frontier. The man named Murlock appears older than he really is but has never been seen by the narrator. One day, Murlock is found dead in his cabin with only one door and one window. But the window was boarded up, leading the reader to wonder why.
Munny gets angry at the news that Little Sue tells him, about Ned’s death. He want for justice for those responsible in Ned's death fuel his anger. Munny anger leads him to town seeking justice of those who he viewed culprits. He walked downtown and sees Ned’s body which brings him more anger. This is because he is on display on the street like cheap merchandise.
Pignati’s Death The question is, who really is responsible for Mr.Pignati’s death? In Paul Zindel’s book The Pigman that is one of the questions some readers are asking themselves. Both John and Lorraine is responsible for his death.