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.
It was a hot, humid summer day. The sun’s rays beat down onto the fields below, where slaves were toiling tirelessly to meet their masters’ demands. Plantations all across the South were suffering from the unusually dry season. Crops were failing left and right, trapping plantation owners in pools of debt. Many of them were in need of a miracle in order to stay on their feet.
“Abe Buys a Barrel” by Mary Nygaard Peterson tells the story of young Abraham Lincoln who owns a general store located in New Salem Illinois, 1833. Throughout the story, Lincoln has many interactions with customers, which ultimately have a big impact on him. The interactions between Abe and his customers reveal that he is friendly, impulsive, and generous. He is friendly when telling his customers that he enjoys their company, Impulsive when he decides to buy a barrel, and generous and he always customers to make themselves feel at home.
The Innocent Conviction “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain. One dark night, Tom and Huck went to the graveyard for a cure for warts, which could be attained by swinging a cat over a freshly made grave. While they were waiting for devils to appear, Muff Potter, Injun Joe, and Dr. Robinson showed up to dig the freshly buried corpse.
George and Lennie, two migrant workers and the main characters, have just reached the ranch and are introduced to the ranch hands and owners. One of the big guys named Carlson asks his boss, Slim, a tall lanky man, what happened to Slim’s dog. He said that he had to do something not exactly nice. Slim says, “ She slang her pups last night, nine of ‘em. I drowned four of ‘em right off.
In the novel “Fools Crow,” James Welch, the author, expounded on the connections between animals and the Pikunis, a tribe of the Blackfoot people. The Pikunis considered the animals as their helpers and believed in partnering up with the animals (one animal per a Pikuni) to garner up their powers and yield to their calling of help in time of these animals’ needs. The Pikunis believed the animals to be their “Animal helpers” since, they had helped this indigenous group of people during wars and crisis by equipping the Pikunis with their powers. Through the use of magic realism, Welch showed the relationship between White Man’s Dog, the protagonist who was later known as Fools Crow, and his animal helper, the wolverine and the benefits of this
Throughout history, there have been many literary studies that focused on the culture and traditions of Native Americans. Native writers have worked painstakingly on tribal histories, and their works have made us realize that we have not learned the full story of the Native American tribes. Deborah Miranda has written a collective tribal memoir, “Bad Indians”, drawing on ancestral memory that revealed aspects of an indigenous worldview and contributed to update our understanding of the mission system, settler colonialism and histories of American Indians about how they underwent cruel violence and exploitation. Her memoir successfully addressed past grievances of colonialism and also recognized and honored indigenous knowledge and identity.
Have you ever been reading a book, and wished that you could become part of the story so that you could stop what was happening? Throughout Jack London’s, “The Call of the Wild,” the author paints many all too vivid pictures in the reader’s mind of how work dogs were beaten or mistreated during the Alaskan gold rush. While these descriptions of how the dogs were treated serve the obvious purpose of furthering the plot on the surface, are they also used to convey the message of what kind of people the owners? A way to determine if this is so is to examine the perspectives of two of the owners regarding work dogs, the man known as the Scotch Half-Breed and Mercedes, and develop conclusions about their personalities from that information.
“Buck can start at 1,000 pounds.” Said John Thornton, the owner of Buck the sleddog. It was a cold cold afternoon 60 below zero 1898, March 10, A bar named El Dorado Saloon. Everyone in the bar was talking about how much there dog could pull. It started with 300 than 500 then 600 and John said 1000.
The stories both explain and symbolize aspects of the companionship and love between both the man and dog. The story of Buck starts off with a household who does not accept Buck. They dislike Buck because of his size and the enormous amount of noises that Buck makes for being such a colossal dog. Later in the story Buck finds a friend who appreciates Buck for who he is and loves him dearly. Buck loves his companion so much that Buck is willing to die for him at the
Greed is one of the most destructive forces known to mankind and it can ruin our lives. We can all learn from stories when people were greedy and had to deal with the potentially deadly consequences. This theory is displayed in the short story “The Pardoner’s” Tale written by Geoffrey Chaucer when greed literally caused the main characters to die. The Pardoner’s Tale was the better story in my opinion because the story’s plot had a nice flow to it and kept the story moving, the theme hit me harder because that’s what the focus of the story was, and the author gave some interesting ways of making inanimate objects come to life and have an effect on the plot.
The beginning of the novel shows us that Buck is a pampered dog who had lived in the Santa Clara Valley under the property of judge miller and was the ruler of the house. He was feared, and respected by the other dogs. He has everything he wanted and will soon have it taken away from him. Manuel, the gardener, will abduct Buck in his house and that will be the beginning of a cruel life for him.
Eudora Welty’s novella, The Robber Bridegroom, embodies a tale as old as time — growing up. As the main character Rosamond under goes her transition into adulthood, she also embarks on what seems to be a right of passage, to find love. At first, Rosamond will be forced into adulthood when the masked bandit — Jamie Lockhart — robs her of her virginity. However, as the story further develops, the unknown identities of the two individuals will jade the truth, which will keep Rosamond from fully maturing into an adult. It is not until Rosamond leaves home and seeks the truth of who her lover is, that her evolution into adulthood will be complete.
Buck in the wild was so called “nice” and let the other dogs take his food, but he soon learned that stealing his food was the best way to survive. London uses descriptions of the environment to describe the moods of the dogs, as though the two were connected. “Over the whiteness and silence brooded a ghostly calm. There was not the faintest whisper of