In Ford 's "Optimists" it tells the story of the protagonist Frank and his family. On this significant night, Frank 's father, Roy, returns home early after encountering the death of a man. When he returns home stricken with fear, he sees his wife has company over, Penny and Boyd Mithcell. Boyd begins an argument with Roy, as he is drunk, and in doing so infuriates Roy to the point where he hits him. When Roy hits Boyd it knocks him to his death, changing the family 's whole world. Although this event did change Frank by the end, he doesn 't develop much as a character. Therefore, Frank is considered a flat and dynamic character. Ford suggests that even in the toughest situations, we have to try and be optimistic. While Roy is going through all that he is, seeing a man die, "accidentally" killing a man, and having to go to jail, he is still trying his best to keep a smile on his face. Roy only wishes happiness and the enjoyment of life for him and his family. Even after he killed a man, he still hopes that his family can believe just as he does. Ford …show more content…
people is Roy and Boyd 's argument. Boyd is in Roy 's home when he returns from work. After hearing Roy 's story of a man 's death at work, Boyd oversteps slightly. He begins calling him names such as "featherbedder" (35) and saying that he is "...bad for this country" (35). In doing so, it angers Roy and he hits him knocking his "big, thick, heavy body" to the ground (36). This hit wasn 't just a small hit either it was a type of hit "to kill" (36). After Roy is arrested and his family comes to pick him up from jail they return home. When they return home, we see an example of people vs. society. As Frank, Roy and Dorothy return home, they see some "lights in some neighbors ' houses" (37) and even saw "a man at the window across the street, both his hands to the glass" watching as they walked in (37). It was like the whole world was ready to watch and look at the man who killed
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The Ford by Mary Hunter Austin, HardPress Publishing (August 23, 2014), original publication 1917. I am using the original which was scanned to create an electronic reader, Kindle Edition. Introduction The Ford novel is set in the early 1900s, during the time when land speculators start buying up land in the Owens Valley along the Owens River to build the future Los Angeles Aqueduct.
William Ford the man who purchased Northup is not at all what anyone expected. Yes, he has thousands of dollars, but he uses all of that money towards the effectiveness of the town. In my opinion, he's a gentleman because in chapter six where Freeman and Ford were discussing Emily's cost. Ford was willing to pay a high amount of money just to see Eliza happy. That's a true gentleman.
Greg Grandin’s book, “Fordlandia” displays the struggles of Henry Ford’s intention to build the largest rubber plantation in the Amazon, in order to make his car manufacturing company self-sufficient, which results in bringing a series of problems based on environmental assails. In the beginning of the book, the author discusses about Henry Ford’s views on companies in the United States, his impression about industrialization, and how he utilizes his business to influence his idea of a perfect society. Ford attempts to form his ideal society by purchasing a huge area of land in the Brazilian Amazon, to construct a rubber plantation in order to grow rubber for car parts, and to establish the American way of life in the Amazon. Throughout the
The text on page 99 shows, ” For the past two years we have lived in fear. Now we can live in hope.” (Matas 99). Mr. Frank is calm and is ready for whatever else is about to happen. He never loses his temper even when the worst of things happen.
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear”. Hope was highlighted a great amount in the film “The Shawshank redemption” directed by Frank Darabont. In this essay I will be analysing how the sense of hope portrayed in the film was developed to show a particular purpose, the importance of rehabilitation. Hope was shown all throughout the film and to support this I will use examples that show the gradual development of hope in the film.
Frank was a normal person looking for love and affection as done anyone else. He found the wrong girl who was with the wrong guy. Frank was innocent in the situation but the jealousy of Richard Strout was to much for him to bare so he murdered Frank. The audience sees the reason behind Mr.Strouts murder and the reason behind Mr.Fowlers murder and deems one reason better than the other therefore one murder is okay and
Willy finds out his dream of being an popular, well respected salesman is impossible and takes his own life. Linda supports Willy despite the abuse and confusion he puts her through with his various attempts to take his own life, with his delirious ramblings and hallucinations, and with his constant deception. Happy still sees his father as a hero and Biff finally begins to grasp the truth of the “American Dream”. When Willy kills himself, all of the Loman family, including Willy, break free from the web of false dreams he spun and begin to understand Willy’s failings. They also realize their own flaws.
He knows he is responsible for the man's death and feels guilty but he already knows his innocence was lost a long time ago. In“The
Because the author’s long-term thinking and determination helped him conquer the situational challenges he faced, unlike the other Wes Moore whose shortsightedness became his downfall, the purpose of the memoir is to persuade readers to work hard and overcome their obstacles. The other Wes Moore’s shortsightedness, especially regarding money, is what eventually led to his arrest and the end of his free life. One issue that contributed to Wes’s shortsightedness is that he was easily impressionable. Upon seeing another boy on the street, he was captivated by the “headset… [and] gold ring with a small diamond cut into the middle” (57) the boy proudly wore.
We see his trust shift from Frank to Walter. It is clear to the audience who are the bad guys, but to ray it is something that is hard for him to believe. Initially, Ray follows Coutelle 's version on everything, Ray even falsifies a report to keep other officers from knowing the embarrassment of Frank’s injuries when he gets tricked into being bitten by a badger. From the beginning of the investigation, Frank is set on pinning the murder on James Looks Twice, however, the more Ray works with Walter, the more he realizes that Frank is not only looking at the wrong person, he is doing it on purpose. (Walter leads ray to find evidence and finds exactly what he thought happened in the beginning.)
The author of the science fiction book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is taken by most readers as pessimistic. The reason for this is because of the plot of the book being that instead of firemen stopping fires they create them. In addition to that, he seems pessimistic because of occurring events that happen throughout the book. The main character of the book is a "fireman" but his job as a fireman is to burn all books and houses with books in them. This seems very pessimistic, but as the book goes on and throughout the book it shows that Bradbury could also be optimistic.
Frank seems content and ready to face what is coming up ahead. As the years pass by, though, everyone’s attitudes seem to become more restless and their hopes dim. Mr. Frank tries to remain positive but the reader can tell that towards the end of the story, it gets harder for him to keep everyone’s spirits high. An example of this is when Anne says, “Everyone is low. Even Pim can’t raise their spirits...”(561).