After escaping my jail cell, I moved to Wichita, Kansas, because my brother, Virgil, opened a brothel that attracted cowboys coming off long cattle drives. I took a job there as part-time law enforcement, rounding up criminals. I knew that was my calling and became the marshal of Dodge City Kansas. The law was trouble in my younger years as a drunken gambler but I had then reinvented myself as a law man. I met my good friend Doc Holiday and with my brothers we laid out what was going to be the most known gunfight in American history.
Conversely, he would never see his mother again, he had no more good influences in his life (Garrett 11). When Billy was fifth-teen years old, he was arrested for stealing his neighbor’s laundry (Wassner, 1). He escaped jail by climbing up the chimney (Utley 1). Afterwards, he began to rob horse and cattle and selling livestock (Wassner 1). Billy would steal horses throughout Peros Valley and take them to a market in Tascosa (Nolan 1).
The first time we see this is after Johnny and Ponyboy arrive fresh from the murder to seek Dally’s help. He gives them dry clothes, a loaded gun, fifty dollars, and tells them a location to hide in. He gave them the essentials they need even though he could have gone to jail. Darry would have even beat up Dally to death for helping them escape town and giving them a gun and money. According to Ponyboy, “...he [Dally] got drunk, he rode in rodeos, lied, cheated, stole, rolled drunks, jumped small kids—he did everything.” (1.48) After Johnny died, Dally makes an enormous sacrifice that took away his life.
People walked around with Stetson’s on their heads, revolvers in their belts, and said “partner” to everyone. All the pretty Horses starts us off in the year 1948, therefore, this “Cowboy” time in America’s history takes place about a century before John Grady was born. This observation houses the blunt fact that the real Cowboy is gone during John Grady’s time, and this is why he goes to Mexico: to find his Cowboy dream. John Grady could not follow his dream in the U.S., there is electricity powering everything, cars going everywhere, and the cowboys were now drunk gamblers like his father. Along with these things, his family ranch was being given away, so there was no solace for John Grady, no place for him to escape the modern world.
Ned Kelly was born in 1855 at Beveridge, Victoria, he was the eldest son of John Kelly and his wife Ellen nee Quinn. Ned Kelly was a horse thief, cop killer and a bank robber. He is significant because of, his last words, the armour he made and also him robbing a pig famer. One of the names people gave Ned Kelly was “The Knight in Shining Armour”. This all happened in 1879, when the Kelly gang came up with the idea of making armour from mouldboards.
She was forced to work and stay there without having any idea of what was freedom whatsoever. Before Cora was a young woman everyone thought her mother ran away from the plantation without being caught, but the readers find out her mother died from a snake bite. Due to this Cora thought that her mother was living a life where she could be able to spend the day as she chooses, free of persecution. Then one day she runs away on the Underground Railroad. As she is running away Cora thinks she will be able to head north without unforeseen setbacks like her mother, but is forced to kill a boy who saw her running away in order to make it to her path of freedom.
Along Mazy May Creek, Walt and his father lived. There were strange men starting to pass through their area, and Walt had agreed to help keep his father’s friend, Loren Hall’s, claim safe. After Walt watched the men for a while, he decided to go to Dawson. He didn’t have any dogs, so he stole some of the men’s in a rush for Dawson. The men shot at him and attempted to catch him over and over again until he found Loren Hall at his camp and they rode to “gold commissioner’s office”.
Mark Twain, once and forever will be a famous American writer. Twain has written many books that are highly valued all over the world, but one the twain is really known for; the publication of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novel tells a story of a young teenage boy of the name Huck Finn with a father who was a extreme alcoholic. Huck did not want anything to do with his father Pap, therefore he decides to fake his death and runaway. In the mist of running he stumbles upon a runaway slave, Jim who happened to be from the very farm he came from.
The lust of battle died in him.” This is the end result when violence and assumption overcome us: we react in the right away. From the short story, “The Sniper”, we learn that assumption and violence can cause us to act in regrettable ways. The enemy sniper kills innocent people, the sniper fakes his death, and kills the enemy sniper. This violence was brought about by assumption, when really they were brothers all along. The sniper realizes, and regrets his actions at the end.
The book begins with the two of them making their way to a ranch after being fired from their last job, which was working on a farm in the town of Weed. Lennie and George were forced to run from Weed because Lennie was being accused of a violent crime that he did not commit; however, during the Great Depression and especially in the West violence was widespread as people were frustrated and angry due to the lack of money, food, and very often, housing. Steinbeck realized this and incorporated it in this novel. He utilized violence as its driving force. In Of Mice and Men violence serves as the catalyst for
Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw who murdered, robbed banks and trains. Although, some people see him as the courageous robin hood sharing the wealthier people 's riches to the poor. No one ever knew what his main purpose was. He was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. He was raised in a household full of violent and unstable family members, especially his step-father who treated him and his brother frank poorly.
Many people said he thought of himself as a merchant, rather than a digger because he bought over 800 pounds of tobacco and spirits. The Eureka stockade came about when the gold diggers or workers, didn’t agree with the licences that the government endorsed. The diggers noticed the miners’ licences were there to tax them, as the fees had to be paid whether gold was found or not. It was not fair to diggers that weren’t successful. The rebellion commenced in 1854, with Peter Lalor’s help.
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.
Ralph would also encounter many near death experiences while in Colorado. During one of the water wars, the crooks upriver, tried to kill Ralph 's dad; they shot at him, but the bullets came a lot closer to Ralph. Ralph would also almost drown trying to escape a storm. Lastly, Ralph was nearly trampled by Sky High, while trying to ride him. Once again, these near death experiences could have been avoided.
Only a few people knew who William F. Cody was before becoming known as Buffalo Bill Cody. At a young age he tried his luck as a prospector in the Pikes Peak gold rush, and also later served in the American Civil War in 1867. Soon after, the transcontinental railroad was being built and at first the buffalo were killed only for food to feed the workers that help build the railroad. Later on, killing buffalo became a sport for many vacationers, who killed buffalo from the train windows. Cody became a professional buffalo hunter and earned his nickname “Buffalo Bill Cody” by killing 4,280 buffalo in just 18 months.