“The Rockpile”, by James Baldwin, starts out with the narrator describing the mass of natural rock that juts out of the ground in an empty lot between two houses. It Is located across the street from the home of brothers John and Roy and their family. There always seemed to be boys playing and fighting on the rockpile each afternoon and on Saturdays and Sundays. John and Roy’s mother, Elizabeth, had told both of the boys that they are to go nowhere near the rockpile. On Saturdays the boys like to sit out on the fire escape and watch the street below and the people that walk it.
The first thing he steals in the book is a nice pair of running shoes. As he grabs the shoes, he gets jumped by two older kids who steal the truck that the shoes were in. Luke in turn is chased down by the owner of the truck. In court Luke thought he was just going through the same old same old...go to court do some community service, then continue his normal life again. He felt like nobody cared who he was or what he did.
While you're walking down toward your dumpster to throw your trash think about how much food is going to waste just because it's a day over the expiration date. The essay “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner comes from his book Travels with Lizbeth. In this essay Eighner speaks about his journey throughout his life living on the street and having to join the dumpster diving family. Although the term dumpster diving for him proved to be inaccurate because he lacked the ability to lower himself into dumpsters. He prefers the word “scavenging” when referring to what he does to obtain food and daily necessities.
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”.
He had a future and it was all gone due to what he couldn't control. He was at the wrong at the wrong time. He was also wrongfully accused and convicted of the robbery and murder of a white man, and sentenced to death by electrocution. Jefferson was on his way to the White Rabbit Bar and Lounge when Brother and Bear, two young black men, drove up beside him and offered him a ride. The three men drove to a store, where Brother
The family was forced to take Stanislovas out of school and get him a job at the lard machine. The factory was not fit for a kid, the boy witnessed traumatizing events and began to fear the walk to work (Sinclair 75). Teta Elzbieta’s two sons, Nikalojus and Vilimas, and Kotrina are sent out to sell newspapers and earn extra income to support the family. The children are taken advantage of by a man claiming to know of a newspaper store, but he took their money and never came back (Sinclair 127. One day Stanislovas fell asleep after drinking too much and was killed and half eaten by the rats.
Smith stepped to the side to call her husband about dinner. As she was speaking to him, nobody noticed when a man dressed all in black and wearing sunglasses slipped his gloved hand behind the booth and grabbed the little brown bag holding all the money the booster club had earned that night. As he was walking off, Mrs. Smith returned to the booth to find the bag missing. She asked all the other sponsors if they had moved it, or seen it, but when they hadn’t, she began to panic. Meanwhile, the thief had thrown away the brown bag and his gloves, and started to make his way back to the motel he was staying at.
Most of the dilemmas found in the community are the Greasers’ fault as they could have avoided the Socs in the first place, avoiding all of the problems between them. In the beginning of the novel, as he walks home after exiting a movie theater, Ponyboy is jumped by the Socs and quickly is left alone when the rest of the Greasers gang comes by. Darry, Ponyboy’s guardian, and his older brother checks on him after he finds him laid on the street. “I sat down again, rubbing my cheek where I'd been slugged the most. Darry jammed his fists in his pockets.
This song explains their travel due to Lennie’s accusation of “raping” the girl in the red dress so they decided to reduce conflict with moving to start over. In this quote from page 21 George says "We hadda walk ten miles. Says we was here when we wasn't. We couldn't get no rides in the morning" this is associated with this "Travelin' Man" because in the beginning of this song the first line is “I'm a travelin' man Made a lot of stops all over the world”, which is a great match because both George and Lennie had to stop to rest a bit in the woods on their trip from Weed then continue their long journey for another 10 miles. All in all this song is outgoing just like the two characters in the story who are adventurous.
Walking through the doors of the Triangle Factory I kept my head down as they searched my purse. I didn’t have any fabric with me or anything to hide, well maybe one thing. I was at the strike yesterday with the other 19,999 women who apparently want better working conditions. They tried to arrest me, but I fought hard. The officer that grabbed me left with a missing chunk of hair from his head.