-Will Adam begin to kill others to get the ladder? Why did Adam kill Diego then?
“As usual, she was broke, dumping single dollar bills, change, pennies on the counter to pay for the one-way ticket to Ohio. As I stepped on the bus she squeezed a bunch of bills and change into my hand. ‘That’s all I have,’ she said. I counted it. Fourteen dollars” (McBride 189).
The book I read this month was titled Voices from the Civil War by Milton Meltzer. When the United States defeated Mexico we gained California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado(Pg.1). In 1850 the Fugitive Slave Law came to power. It stated that all slave found in the North where to be returned to there owner. Many found the law to be unjust and refused to obey it(pg.11-13). Abraham Lincoln stated "A House Divided Against Itself Will Not Stand." 1855 Stephen Douglas won the senate seat against Abraham Lincoln(pg.16-20). On October 16, 1859 JOHN Brown with 21 men attacked the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry Virginia. He was going to try to arm as many slaves as he could. Two of Johns ' sons where killed with eight other men. John and the rest off the men where taken prisoner. Brown was sentenced to death(pg.20-21). The news of the raid made cities of the Southern states call for troops for fear for slave uprisings. Lincoln won his ele for president and the South seceded from the Union. The South the Elected Jefferson Davis as there President(pg. 25-26). Five weeks after Lincoln took the oath of office, Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. The Civil War had begun(pg. 33). The
In the excerpt from the opening of The Beet Queen , Louise Endrich, portays Karl and Mary as an addition and subtraction to the town of Argus. Louise Endrich shows the role the environment plays which has an impact on how the two children are viewed through literary devices such as, imagery, her point of view, and selection of detail. Every day people are affected by the environment in which they are in. Everyone is affected differently by their surroundings just how Karl and Mary were affected differently by arriving at Argus. How people react to the situations they are put in exhibits their qualities and ability to handle tough situations.
While reading the book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma, I learned a great deal about early Indian life, in a way I had not before. Of course, in grade school you learn about “Pocahontas” but not in the way Camilla Townsend describes her. I started this book not really knowing what to expect besides to learn more than I had previously known. I know recently a lot about history has come up for discussion in ways it has never before. Native Americans and Africa Americans have been a topic of discussion for the past few years, shedding light on their history. Times have changed and so is the presence of their history. When I was young it was okay to dress up as an Indian. I did once for Halloween. We did not think about the way Indians would
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, many lives were lost. There were 2,335 deaths and many more were injured. In the novel, Under the Blood-Red Sun, Graham Salisbury tells about a Japanese boy who lived through Pearl Harbor which was one of the worst days in American history. The author taught the reader about bravery, different customs of the Japanese people, and not to judge people based on their race.
The four Mirabal sisters became legends, despite just being normal people. And they became martyrs for a cause they believed in. In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Minerva and Mate are the most courageous sisters out of the Mirabals. Minerva dances with dictator El Jefe and slaps him in the face, she keeps up the face of the revolution even when she herself isn’t feeling brave, and Mate makes it through horrible torture and imprisonment for a cause she believes in.
Copper Sun written by Sharon Draper, is an emotional book about a girl named Amari.
Courtly love in the medieval romance story of Lancelot (also known as The Knight of the Cart) is the driving force of this famous romance beloved for generations. This proves to be an interesting subject, seeing is a lot of other medieval stories do not focus on love and instead, show it in a rather negative light. This was obviously seen in another medieval story, Njal’s Saga, where not only were marriages arranged and sometimes unwanted by one or both parties, the relationships between men and women were rought with conflict, hatred, and sometimes even murder. The women were not beautiful, diminutive, helpless creatures; they were as strong as their male counterparts. Men also had relatively no interest in love, only of going on grand adventures
Imagine your world is divided by the color of your blood. Red and Silver. Imagine your best friend is taken away to an arena of death because their name was pulled from a bowl of others names that just narrowly escaped death. Wouldn’t you want change? In King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, the world is divided by blood type. In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Panem is a destroyed country divided into districts that send a male and female tribute to death every year. Both books present two female outcasts that are fed up with their worlds, and attempt to save themselves and the people they love. Aveyard and Collins both use character archetype and mood to present the theme of that when you are being controlled by someone you want to get out you want to get away. Even though it might be hard, as long as you hold what and who you love most you will always find a way back to them.
My question: Think about the ending of the story. Describe it. How did it reflect on the rest of the novel? Was it satisfying?
After the lost of both of her parents, 16 year old, Hattie Brooks has been handed down from one set of relatives to the next. When Hattie gets the opportunity to move on, she jumps. She has got the opportunity to take over her decided uncle’s property. Hattie moves to Montana and faces many challenges. She must learn how to cook, bake, wash, quilt, and find a way to fit into the community. She also learns how to run a 320 acre farm, such as setting 480 rods for fencing and growing a crop. Hattie finds herself helping on of her best friends when she is due with her child. Had becomes very grateful for friends that are willing to help her through the hard times. In the book, hattie finds leadership, learns the importance and meaning
Life as we know it has ended in this thrilling book, “After the Red Rain”. Wars, pollution, and other unnamed disasters have blocked the sun, because of this, our planet is dying. There are no natural forms of plant or animal life, excluding humans, left on the planet and as a result, we are destined for extinction.
There are an abundant amount of things to like in this book. I appreciated learning the back stories of the main characters, as well as the people they encountered. For example, when we discovered Cyrus had been in an accident, had a second person in his head, and that he stole goods against his will; I really relished learning that.
The Witch of the Blackbird Pond was about a girl named “Kit” or Katherine Tyler who ended up meeting a lady named Hannah Tuff, who people thought was a witch. Kit’s journey began when she moved to Wethersfield to live with her aunt named Rachael after her grandfather passed away. She traveled on a boat called the dolphin, and met Nat Eaten and flirted and hung out with him. She also met a polite, young man named John Holbrook. During the trip they stopped by America, and Kit got off the boat. While getting back on, a small child dropped her toy and pitched a fit, but no one moved so Kit dived in and grabbed it. Then Nat jumped in to save her because he did not think she was able to swim. When they arrived in Wethersfield, she told the captain that she didn’t tell her aunt she was coming, but when Rachael saw her she was happy and let her stay. It was pretty hard to adapt to the new place, and do labor that her old slaves used to do.