b. California became a state of the U.S. after the California Gold Rush occurred. c. Because California was so new to the U.S., there was no governing rule in the state, this meant that robberies were common and there was not much the people could do about it. III. The journey to California was long and treacherous for most of the people that traveled to California. A.
Then he blew the salt and pepper into the monster’s eyes. The bear roared as loud as the loudest thunder they had ever heard. Lola, McKayla, and Weston all charged and jumped over anything that was in their way to get out of the forest as fast they could. They had never ran faster in their lives. “Phew,” Weston exclaimed!
The golden carp, water, and the bridge are an extension of where Antonio finds out the harsh reality of the world. Water unfolds many of the hidden meaning that man needs to discover. Anaya utilizes the water of the river as a method for restoration for Antonio. In his dreams, Tony alludes to the waters of the stream," I must lift the muddy waters of the river in blessing to our new home! "(26) The purifying characteristics of the stream demonstrate Tony's yearning to put the terrible happenings of his life behind him, and start once more.
As one does not ordinarily ride a horse in Russia, Münchhause bought himself a small sled, fastened his horse in front of it, and rode to St. Petersburg in good spirits. Somewhere in a dark, endless forest his horse suddenly became agitated, and it began to run. Full of fear, Münchhausen turned himself around and beheld a massive wolf that was very hungry, followed him, and came ever closer. Is was impossible to escape the wolf. He was only a very short distance behind the sled.
The snow flurried like boating owls, making Jimmy Glad. As Jimmy stepped outside and John came closer, he could see the purring glint in his eye. "I am here because I want Revenge," John bellowed, in a Mad tone. He slammed his fist against Jimmy 's chest, with the force of 6163 guppies. "I frigging hate you, Jimmy Neutron."
Another quote from the story states: “And as the turtle crawled on down the embankment, its shell dragged dirt over the seeds” (Steinbeck 761). Here Steinbeck is using the shell as a metaphor to bringing all of one’s life problems and experiences with oneself. By saying the dirt is being dragged over the seeds, he is setting up anticipation. The reader knows that in order to grow a plant, a seed needs dirt. One might grasp onto the concept that all of the readers’ life experiences, although tough to deal with at the time, can grow into better things and bring new opportunities.
People like foreigners and women were presented with challenges on their journey. In fact, in 1882 the campaign to restrict immigration created the federal Chinese Exclusion Act, which stopped the Chinese from migrating for 10 years. This prevented the Chinese from achieving the American Dream for that time period. Also, the government placed a tax on immigrant mining, charging them $500 a month, in this time (Maranzani). Women also had a difficult time during the Gold Rush.
When he finally plucked up the courage to ask her out, it was only after agonizing sessions of self-doubt and indecision, walking towards her house and quitting before he got to the door. This reveals how Sheila is constantly on his mind, and that going out with her is one of his primary goals. He is, in the very sense of the word, lovesick. The final reason the protagonist may choose Sheila is that he hides his love of fishing for her. The second that she says she thinks fishing is dumb, he goes about covering his rod and gear, saying that he “would have given anything to not appear dumb in Sheila’s severe and unforgiving eyes” (Wetherell 3).
He knew it was the guy that was electrocuted in the mill. He turned around and ran, but the door shut before he could get out. Mikes heart was pounding. The big catfish was behind him, the catfish grew very big and started to feed off of Mike. The guy that was electrocuted was just laughing and staring.
Through the rain he could make out the words Kansas City pound engraved in the side of the appalling van. While, the dog knew he must get away he also knew that it was much too late. Rufus was too weak to run and by the time the worrisome dog could stand up the man had already stepped out and was marching toward the dumpster that he laid upon. The monstrous, awful man stood over him with the aggressive leash and the small frightened dog knew from there that he would be condemned into the dark and evil pound. “Come on!” the man barked.
For instance, Samuel and Tony were fishing and Sam told him the story of the magical golden carp, “The river was full of dangers to the new fish. So he went to the other gods and told them he chose to be turned into a carp and swim in the river where he could take care of his people. The gods agreed... they made him very big and colored him the color of gold. And they made him the lord of all the waters of the valley” (Anaya 74). The pagan god chose to sacrifice himself for his followers, as Jesus died on the stake for his.