The short story, “The Notorious Frog of Calaveras County”, by Mark Twain, is a humorous and insightful tale that takes place in the United States. At the time of the story, people were moving west to settle land and discover gold. The author uses symbolism, through the names he assigns his characters, to provide insight into the society that existed in the United States during the time of the tale. The narrator, who is from the East, enters a mining camp in search of a friend’s friend by the name of Reverend Leonidas W. Smiley. The narrator states that Reverend Smiley was, “a young minister of the Gospel” (Twain 115).
George proceeded to tell Lennie “An’ she stopped givem ‘em to ya. You always killed ‘em.” (9) This, alongside with Curley’s wife’s murder, proves Lennie’s uncontrolled strength. The poor woman’s death is what starts the manhunt after Lennie, and after so many wrongdoings on his part, Lennie is shot by George, just like Candy’s dog was shot by Carlson. Lennie, much like Candy’s dog, is decided by George that he is better off dead, as he has no chance of surviving in the society his in, especially with the pugnacious Curley, the ranch owner’s son, after
In the last chapter George knew that Lennie’s life was coming to an end after Lennie had accidently killed Curley’s wife. George would never be able to live with himself if he watched another man kill Lennie just like Candy regretted the fact that he was not the one who had killed his dog. Candy became emotional that he left his dog in the hands of another man in the final minutes of his dog’s life. There was only one thing George could do. “He pulled the trigger.
To continue, the stranger at the end is willing to commit murder for the gold. He watches him for days, letting the miner do all the work and do suddenly when the man finds “Mr. Pocket”, the useless stranger tries to kill him to take the gold for himself. “ Mr. Pocket” prevails at the end of this journey. After the gold is found, the failed murder results in the killing of the stranger.
The use of language in writing is a form of self-expression and is a way to reveal key things about narrators’ characters. The narrators in “The Notorious Jumping Frog” and “Baker's Bluejay Yarn” by Mark Twain, have a very specific style of language which reveals things about their characters. In “The Notorious Jumping Frog” the narrator’s name is Simon Wheeler, The story takes place in Calaveras County, a mining town in California. Wheeler is originally asked about a man by the name Leonidas W. Smiley, but Wheeler started talking a completely different man by the name of Jim Smiley, a man with a gambling problem, who once lived in town. In “Baker's Bluejay Yarn” the narrator's name is Jim Baker.
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”( Voltaire) This quote helps explain the main idea of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe , a story about a narrator who is the caregiver of the old man who explains his reasons and his exact ways for killing the old man he was taking care of. Out of spite for the victims vulture-like cataract eye, he plots this plan to kill for weeks to rid of the eye. He finally succeeds until a nosy neighbor foils the scheme. These are 3 reasons why the narrator is guilty of murder. In The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is guilty of murder because the narrator thinks the old man could never suspect that his caregiver would ever try to kill him, he claims he can recite the story calmly and healthily as he remembers every detail unlike an insane person , and he admits to killing the old man so he is aware he has committed murder.
Harte sets up his short stories humor in a unique way, by introducing information, and then making the information ironical, using the three types of irony, while increasing the tension concerning the fate of the characters. First, the reader is introduced to one Mr. John Oakhurst, a gambler, who resides in a city named Poker Flat. However, Mr. Oakhurst notices that the people of Poker Flat are getting frustrated with the less than respectable citizens due to some recent robberies and a possible murder. So, in response to the crimes, Poker Flat’s residents banish the known criminals in town, including John Oakhurst. Verbal Irony is the first type that is used, and it is humorous that a town named Poker Flat would banish, with the threat of death should he return, the town’s best Poker
Two great stories about a sailor trying to survive a world class hunter and a western town marshal trying to take on a gang alone are actually very interesting to compare. High Noon, written by Carl Foreman, is a movie about Will Kane, a marshal in the Wild West who is abandoned by his town when they find out Frank Miller is coming back to town. “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is a story about a sailor who falls into the trap of a General who kills men for sport. He is forced to play his game or possibly get tortured, and chooses to take his chances with the game. High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are two very different stories, however you will find that there are many similarities between the stories’ protagonists and settings.
Towards the end of the story, Candy, George, and Lennie gather up enough money to afford a farm, but as the last section of the last chapter unfolds, the reader learns that Lennie has to be killed for murdering Candy’s wife, which in turn ruins the dreams of not only George and Candy, bt Lennie as well. As chapter 6, page 106 entails, “ He pulled the trigger. The crash from the shot rolled up the hills and down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.” When George fires this shot, he knows he ruined Lennies dreams. One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him.
Indeed there is danger and it George B. Wilson, who shoots Gatsby then shoots himself. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, takes a quick turn from Chapter 7 to the ending of Chapter 8. Especially as our protagonist, Jay Gatsby, is assassinated by George B. Wilson. After a while George figures out that Gatsby is the one that killed his wife, so Daisy would not get thrown in jail. Finally, George shows up at Gatsby’s house killing him, starting the madness of losing control and where the past, present, and future all blend together for a huge importance;
The murder started off with Anthony, and continued on with the other guests as the days past bringing fear and madness into their minds. Anthony Marston was a young, bold man. On November 14 Anthony killed John and Lucy Combes in a car accident,but showed no remorse. This caused him to be blamed of murder for the children’s death. Anthony was
Johnny ends up dying but he dies a hero, Dally dies a hoodlum, he attempts to pull a unloaded gun on the fuzz but dies as soon as he does it. Therefore dally and johnny have some similarities and huge amount of differences. Dally is a mean, aggressive, tough person. He has a record a mile long. He can’t do anything legal, so when he wants to go to the drive in everyone with him has to sneak in.
But, when British troops attacked his house, slaughtered his livestock and scared his small family; had no choice but to become a Patriot and go to the ruthless war. Then, when Hank woke up, saw that the bright day was warm enough to cool of Valley Forge and enjoy a large feast that the generals had brought. One of the soldiers, Ike, was a trusted friend that sacrificed him, but not in death, to save Hank from getting killed. Hank and Dorian didn’t seem to care of each other as well as Ike did. The story took place in Valley Forge during the winter, which killed a lot of men because of illness, hunger, and hypothermia.
Easterner, Mr. Blanc, is quiet at first but then becomes involved after the dispute. Bartender is unable to prevent the Swede’s death. Gambler kills the Swede at the bar, known to be an upstanding family man. Patrick Sully owns the Palace Hotel right outside the railway He had three new guests, the Swede, the cowboy Bill, and Easterner. They begin to notice the Swede’s unusual behavior and disgust it amongst themselves.
A musket ball fired from the Redoubtable and hit Nelson, he new this shot was fatal and that he made the right decision by saying goodbye to all his loved ones. Meanwhile, the Battle of Trafalgar continued, the ships of both fleets began to drift apart from each other. Leaving them with no more targets, they were still trying to shoot through the clouds. Seconds later, Captain Duff was decapitated trying to spot the enemy ship. Two hours following the beginning of the