In the book, “The Gentleman Outlaw and Me, Eli” is about Eli trying to find her dad so she could live with him. In the beginning, Eli lives with her Aunt and Uncle. They abuse her. She cut off all of her hair and ran away to find her father. She found a guy that calls himself the “Gentleman Outlaw” and he wants to find her father too.
I read The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine. The main character is Tommy, a twelve year old growing up in the era after WWII. The main characters are Tommy, Tommy’s mom, Little Skinny, Mr. Mckenzie, Eddy, and Mrs. Glazov. All his life Tommy has wanted to be a cowboy, but he doesn't always act like one. He bullies many people at school while his family is cruel to him at home.
Jane was born Honora Kelley in 1957. Her mother Bridget Kelly died when she was young, leaving her and her 2 sisters with their alcoholic father. Due to neglect by her father, Honora was fostered by the Toppan family in Boston and she became Jane Toppan. She began poisoning patients during her training at Boston’s Cambridge hospital10. Reports from Boston’s press said that large sums of money and expensive jewellery would go missing among Jane Toppan’s patients after they died9.
In the story, the family takes a trip to Florida with a dangerous risk at hand. On the way, they turn down a dirt road with hopes of a fun experience, but instead run into the risk the grandmother was worried about all along, the murderer himself, the misfit. “God never made a
In 1875, Mattie leaves her large estate in Yell County, Arkansas to travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas alone to capture the man who killed him, Tom Chaney. Mattie’s Father Frank Ross hired Chaney to lead back a chain of ponies to the family farm. Late one night after the two had a lot to drink, Tom thought that he was being cheated in a game of cards, and killed frank after he lost a lot of money. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very uncommon for the time. Tom stole his horse and ran off to Indian territory.
He was a silver-haired gunslinger. His mind was easily about to descend the hill, but body limbed a few steps behind his mind. As the boss looked at the family in distress, he was reminded of his own family during Hurricane Hoover. The house was barely holding up. The rained hammer the roof almost most as hard their last landlord for the rent.
Some people dream about murdering their parents, and others make it a reality. In Flannery O’ Connors short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” she uses the characters to do just this. The story begins with Bailey intending to take his family on a vacation from Georgia to Florida. Baileys mother, the grandmother, argues with him saying that there is a convict of the loose in Florida so the family should instead head to East Tennessee to visit relation. Needless to say none her family bothered to listen to her, so they loaded up in the car and headed south.
“What could she do?” (Soto 3). We have all at some point or another been the victim of circumstance, whether we accept it or not. The short story “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto tells the story of an instance in which eighth grader, Yollie Moreno, is the victim of circumstance. Yollie is a smart, but innocent, young woman who lives with her impoverished mother.
Yes, I would recommend the book, “Ghetto Cowboy” by G. Neri to a friend. I would recommend it to a friend because of it’s unique and emotional subject matter, which was inspired by a true event! What compels the story to be so impassioned is how Cole, the twelve-year old protagonist, is behaving and how harshly it’s effecting himself, school life, and his mother, who’s a single parent. At last, she’s had enough being torn up and conflicted because of his actions, then realized, if she lets him continue like this, he’ll end like the boys who drop out of school, get no job, and end up in prison, stated by the principal, causing her to blame herself for not being good enough of a parent. And so, immediately after his latest antic at school,
Jane Jackson is a thirty year old caucasian female who has lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin her whole life. Growing up most of her family had different variations of drug and alcohol abuse, including her father. Lucky for Jane, this alcoholism did not make her father abusive towards her or anyone in her family. He was very high functioning and was still around, if a little intoxicated, for all of the important moments in her life. The drinking never truly bothered her until people had told her that it was supposed to when she got into high school.
Connie hangs out with her friends at the local burger shop and encounters a young man with “shaggy black hair.” This young man appears to be the same age as her and her friends. The story then goes on to say her family left for a barbecue, and she decided to stay home. Connie, home alone hears a truck pull up and looks outside to see a “gold jalopy” in her driveway. This golden truck belongs to a man that goes by Arnold Friend.
Jane Evershed is one of those people that has the ability to speak through her artwork. This is a wonderful skill to have, as a picture is worth a thousand words. She speaks most openly to women, those who may or may not have endured the discrimination, oppression, sexual assault, and abuse from loved ones or society itself. Society makes it harder for women to accept themselves as they are. They come in all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and backgrounds, religions and sexualities.
In the short stories, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Wildwood” by Junot Diaz, there are a similar type of theme and main character. Both short stories utilize a theme of freedom and a main character that goes along with the theme. The main character is one that is “held back” and wants to have freedom, but there is an antagonist that is preventing that from happening. However, towards the end of the story, there is a plot twist and change in the mindset of the main character. Both stories end very differently, but with the same sort of idea.