Summary Of Hell's Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga

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Throughout this book Hunter S. Thompson wrote about a two year period of the Hell’s Angels. Thompson wrote about their background and how the gang got their notorious fame. The gang was founded in 1950 near San Bernardino, California and the group consisted of around eighty-five members at the time. The motorcycle gang stayed the same until 1964 when the Hell’s Angels were accused of gang rape of two underage women. Some members were arrested, but the charges were later dropped. Magazines and newspapers all over the nation got ahold of this incident and the Hell’s Angels became the biggest motorcycle outlaw gangs that there is. Soon after the Hell’s Angels could almost call themselves celebrities because of all the publicity that they …show more content…

Thompson uses many literary devices when he wrote books. Some of the literary devices used in this book are foreshadowing, suspense, and conflict. Conflict is when the main character has trouble achieving his aims or dreams. This related to Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga because Hunter and the Hell’s Angels have trouble living there day-to-day life because the police are always after them. Foreshadowing is when words or phrases hints at an upcoming event. This is related to Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga because Hunter always talked about what could happen and then it usually did happen. A example of this is when Hunter talked about that he may end up becoming a more involved Hell’s Angel and Thompson ended up buy a bike and riding with the gang places. The next example of literary device that Thompson used is suspense. Suspense is what an audience goes through while waiting for the outcome of certain events. Hunter usually left suspense at the end of his chapters. One example of when he used suspense was when he wrote about the underage women getting raped. As a reader you did not know if some of the members were going to get arrested or if the charges were going to get

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