"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly” (“Abraham Lincoln: quote on laws”). Abraham was a very wise president who tried to listen to the people of The United States of America. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County Kentucky, and he grew up on Frontier Farms in Kentucky and Indiana. As a young boy Abe was interested in getting a good education, while his father did not care about him getting a good education.”Indiana offered ‘absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education’” ("Abraham Lincoln"). Abraham Lincoln suffered a loss of a loved one at a very young age, which impacted his life forever.
People in real life or characters in books are like this as well; sometimes they do bad things or make bad choices, but they still do some good things. In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, a few of the characters are bad people with good in their hearts. First, Magwitch has good in his heart, even though he is a convict. Magwitch saves all of his extra money for years to become Pip’s benefactor. “ ‘ Yes, Pip, dear boy, I’ve made a gentleman on you!
The (un)apparent errant of a good parent John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet and short story writer from Pennsylvania. He is well known for his depictions of the average small town American middle-class life. He was awarded 2 Pulitzer prizes for his novels “Rabbit is rich” and “Rabbit at rest”. In this story, “Should Wizard Hit Mommy?”, Updike addresses the moral issues one discovers between a parent and their child. Should a parent always decide what the child should do or should the child be able to act by itself?
Steinbeck reveals the truth about the great depression.Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells that had a great friendship even though one was disabled. The setting of the novella is in the country on a farm.The great depression was a time in american history when everything had to be worked for and most people didn 't accomplish their dreams. Of Mice and Men leaves the reader questioning george 's decision. George and Lennie is a good example of good friendship because
William Faulkner William Faulkner was a major American twentieth-century author and Nobel Prize winner. Faulkner has written many novels, poems, screenplays, and short stories, however he became popular through his Southern literature. His series of novels and stories reflected universal human truths and conditions such as slavery and more. Although Faulkner was successful through his writing career, he was not well known before winning several awards. In fact, he refused the role of a celebrity and lived most of his life in obscurity.
Gump was an incredibly kind, gentle soul, and often described as a “mentally retarded” person because of his relatively low I.Q. score of seventy-five. Despite the lack of sophistication and the fact he was raised in a rural area of Alabama, Gump managed to demonstrate throughout the film qualities such as fearlessness, determination, bravery, and loyalty to everyone around him. He was involved in the most critical event that took place in American history from the late fifties until the early eighties. These major events included the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Watergate scandal, Anti-Vietnam War Protest Movement, as well as, the Computer Revolution.
Mr. Merriwell was a dime novel character created by Gilbert Patten, Patten was born October 25th, 1866 in Corinna Maine. He developed writing at an early age, while growing up his favorite literature to read were dime novels, not knowing he would later create one of the most influential dime novel characters in history. Frank Merriwell during his time was seen as the perfect American. He was a white male who didn’t smoke, drink, or do drugs, willing to lend a helping hand when needed, athletic, always successful in the classroom, and of course never struck out with the ladies. In the book Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All-American Boyhood author Ryan K. Anderson explains how Merriwell was influential to younger boys growing up in the early 20th century.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was the great American novelist and short story writer and was also a winner of both Nobel and Pulitzer Prize. His works left a deep impression on modern literature and contributed to renew story, novel writing style. Hemingway tells many interesting stories, and his "zero ending," against traditional "well-made" ending makes him more brilliant and influences the form of the modern short story. His reflection on the consequence of the World War I influenced the entire generation of writers and artists of the "Lost Generation." During his whole life, because of influences from his mom and married 4 times, he feels antipathy for women and often ignore women.
Instead, my home life got in the way. I was homeless, living on the couch of my dad’s friend. No matter how much I tried, I simply did not have the same advantages my classmates took advantage of, like a clean, quiet place to study. Looking back on my situation now, I understand there was not much more I could have done back then. Most people love the “Homeless to Harvard” type of stories, but part of the reason they are so popular is because they are so rare.
Then there was Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town. He has lived through the tradition for decades and is set in his ways with how he views the lottery. Jackson made this character completely “for” the lottery, anyone who thought that the lottery should be stopped, was considered a young fool who knew nothing, and had no respect for tradition. Shirley used techniques that gave life to her short story, thus having readers become compelled to read her short stories. The tasteful blend of reality produced; a sense of brooding mystery and