Rape, murder, suicide, and the power that comes with it. When one talks about power and control, one usually thinks about politics and the law. The law can come in many shapes and forms, it can be literal or talking about a certain dynamic between people. Dynamics can have a powerful effect on someone and could cause many problems. Montana 1948 demonstrates the control and power some people have over others and how it can shape how things turn out.
Loss Of Being In today’s world, we are able to connect with others by use of song, books movies, and so much more. But are these sources able to connect to each other? in the novel, montana 1948, there are many situations that people are able to relate to even today. The main character david has to go through his family tearing apart and losing their love for him, his loss of innocence, lies, and rampant entitlement in his family.
Misuse of abuse and power Misuse of Abuse, power, and sexual assault are all used in the novel Montana 1948. This book takes place in a small town of mercer county Montana. It follows the story of a hurt sad confused family, through their journey of living in Montana. It is very known that his dad was the head of the town. They were a very well-known and liked family in mercer county and everyone knew they were off-limits to mess with.
He may often be viewed as a loner, quiet, and sensitive. He is intelligent and does well academically in school. Charlie battles with three traumatic events that have had a drastic impact on his life; the suicidal death of his only friend in middle school, molestation in his early childhood at the hand of his Aunt Helen, and the accidental death of his Aunt Helen as a child. Charlie currently experiences flashbacks and
Miles is initially attracted to Alaska and later falls in love with her. Alaska, however, insists on keeping their relationship platonic, since she has a boyfriend. Miles’ bond with his friends further develops and they find themselves partaking in stereotypical teenage situations like drinking, partying and smoking together. One night, after heavy drinking Alaska and Miles spend the night together. In the middle of the night, Alaska realizes it was her mother’s birthday and
Honestly what is loyalty? One can’t even begin to define such a word. It’s one single seven letter word yet, it has a deep profound definition. Typically one does not use loyalty until they are put to the test. The test can be anything, like staying loyal to the patriots or staying loyal to your best friend.
In Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, the Haydens face a terribly difficult decision between justice and family. The novel shows that justice is a better choice than family, especially when a family member commits a crime. Even though justice was never served since Uncle Frank ended up killing himself, the Haydens were going through the motions to get justice. The narrator of the story’s Uncle Frank is a rapist that rapes his Native American patients. When Uncle Frank was found out by the majority of his family, there was some confusion, but the one person who’s decision mattered chose justice.
The film's plot was about Mel Gibson and his army against Europe. In the beginning of the movie, Mel’s son joins the army, when Mel didn’t want him to. When Mel’s son’s army was behind their house he came home wounded. Mel cures him and in the morning the captain comes to their home. Mel’s son gets captured by them.
Charlie has always been a shy person and he never had a lot of friends to share his secrets with. One reason why he clicked with Sam and Patrick, who became his best friends, was because they also had a lot of secrets. For example Patrick was homosexual and nearly anybody knew. Even the most open people have secrets.
Would you ever consider a hero a villain? In the book Montana 1948 written by Larry Watson. A story that takes place in a town called Bentrock; a small, rugged town in Mercy County, Montana. A story about an older gentleman telling us his story when he was about twelve years old and all of the events that happened during that period of time. Much in witch where all unexpected.
He is more on the scared side, and always blames everyone or he points fingers for example he says “You sound real anxious to have that happen, Steve. I think we better keep an eye on you too!”. Charlie assumes it’s Steve because all Charlie does is blame. Here is an action to support that, Now Charlie pulls the gun from Steve’s hand. As you can see Charlie will do anything he wants because he doesn’t think before his actions.
But when Charlie got the surgery, he realized when his intelligence was wearing off, he got super depressed but he powered through the depression. One quote from the book that indicates depression is “please... please let me not forget how to read and write.” (keyes 25). Even though he is forgetting how to read and write and he is getting depressed, he powers through the depression. On the last page he says “im taking a cuple of books along and even if i cant reed them ill practise hard and maybe i wont forget every thing i learned.
Everything else wore out” (Fitzgerald 8). This statement shows Charlie’s desire to go back in time and fix his mistakes in order to redeem himself and prove that he is truly dedicated to becoming a changed man. It also shows that he realizes what he had done was wrong which was a big change for Charlie as well, giving the fact he spent most of his life drinking and living a bad lifestyle, his decision to give it all up and turn himself around is probably the most important