The shooters showed no mercy. They started ramming police cars and downing officers. Some courageous citizens were no match for them. It seemed more likely that they would continue to Montréal as they crossed the Québec-Ontario border. Liam realized that someone needed to be a hero for this attack, or else more lives would be taken away.
This displays the criminal world that we live in. Moreover, when the Misfit and the two men shoot the whole family in the woods, it illustrates the sinister and cruel world that needs saving. The violent car crash that causes the family to encounter the Misfit in the first place adds to the violent display that O’Connor creates of the world. O’Connor uses the violence in the story to shock the readers into self-awareness (Larson 1). She uses this self-awareness to bring to light the religious theme of redemption and grace for the corrupted.
Throughout the book, the Greasers are forced to overcome the challenges of their gang lifestyle. Above all, the Greasers’ violent ways of life are to blame for most of the consequences that they face in the book. The Greasers’ violent ways of life mean that they are forced to contend with the repercussions of their wrongdoings. For example, Johnny and Ponyboy started the fight in which Bob was killed by being verbally aggressive. This illustrates how Ponyboy let the Socs provoke him and then tried to insult them, calling the Socs “white trash with Mustangs and madras.” (48) to provoke them, also.
The Impact of the Detroit Race Riot on Society Just imagine you are in the streets of Detroit in 1967. There are fires blazing all around you, people are being shot ruthlessly and police are using heavy force to stop the rioters. That is how the people of Detroit felt during one of the most deadly events in Detroit history. Some people even thought it was the start of a second revolution, This is a quote from Jeffrey Eugenides. “ In Detroit, in July of 1967,what happened was no less than a guerrilla uprising.
The Los Angeles Police Department and Rodney King were in a high-speed car chase when finally Rodney King had been stopped by LAPD and pulled out of his car and began getting brutally beaten by LAPD. This event took place on the night of March 3, 1991, on the San Fernando valley freeway in Los Angeles.
The house itself, we had been informed had fallen a victim to the fortunes of war.” This is a perfect example of imagery. When reading this quote are minds start to picture a dirt road where a car is driving past a pair of old decaying iron gate post that are falling apart that is followed by a rusted and rotting rail fence that is covered in jimson weeds. As the car continues to drive up the dirt roads the readers are then able to visualize a wide open space where a huge house once stood that is now decaying and falling apart. I feel that Chesnutt used such great details to take his readers on a journey and have them feel like there were they and apart of the story. I also feel that Chesnutt went into great detail to help his
The main theme in the text is death. When the police cars pull up and the boys find out what is all about. They start to fear for their own lives. Willies decides to hide in the café, the main character is scared and prays to god. When the policeman slips and his gun starts bursting.
For instance, in the beginning of Sterling’s tale, the neighborhood of Maple Street experiences a temporary blackout. This blackout turns into a big deal when the neighbors start ruining each other through accusations. Another example, when Steve, a humble man, tries to start his car, it seems that it is dead, causing more of a struggle in the blackout. Afterward the neighborhood begins arguing what is going on, making them turn into lunatics in the end. Lastly, a man named Les Goodman also tries to start his car, and it seems to work as he
Chapter 2 follows the corrupt justice system. Many people are brought into the justice system because of the War on Drugs without much thought of their guilt or innocence, police just so happened to “randomly” pull them over for a traffic stop because of their skin color. Convictions for drug offenses is the biggest cause of the explosion of incarnation rates in the United States. The reader learns in chapter 3 that the police pull people over for a traffic stop because their race, and that is often what justifies the polices reasonings.
The cop got out his car, walked up to Gabe’s car and asked him if he knew why he is being pulled over. Gabe gets an itch on his leg, he reached down to scratch it and the officer thinks he’s reaching for a gun. He instantly pulled out his gun and dragged Gabe out the car, shoved him on the ground and beat him. Stories like this happen every day in America, it needs to stop for three reasons: Racism, innocent children are dying and America looks bad to the rest of the world.