In the story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte, four of the town’s ‘undesirables’ are banished from Poker Flat so they set off to go to Sandy Bar. On the way there, they meet two newly weds who help them by letting them take shelter in a cabin. However, they wake up to find that one of them in the group, Uncle Billy, has taken the horses and went out on his own so now the rest of them are stuck in the cabin after a snow storm. John Oakhurst takes the role of the leader in the group and comes off as a cool and collected person, but at the end of the story, he ends up committing suicide. In this story, John Oakhurst (the gambler) plays the role of the strongest character when he is, in reality, the weakest.
Mr. Oakhurst's personality is tested when he knew he could be kicked out of Poker Flat. In the short story, the townspeople have developed a committee that decides if someone needs to be banished from Poker Flat or if they can stay in the town. The committee is trying to decide if they need to terminate Mr. Oakhurst out of Poker Flat. Mr. Oakhurst’s profession is
John Oakhurst played a game of poker with a young man and won the entire pot. He then went out behind the door and told him "Tommy, you're a good little man, but you can't gamble worth a cent. Don't try it over again. "(Para.11) This shows that he is actually a good person because he could’ve kept all the money, but he decided not to because it was just wrong to take all of a young fellow’s money. When he was kicked out of Poker Flat it says that he was the last
He was a very good gambler that actually was a kind man who was misinterpreted as can outcast. Here is an example from the text where John shows his kindness to Tom Simson. “He had met him some months before over a “little game,” and had, with perfect equanimity, won the entire fortune--amounting to some forty dollars--of that guileless youth. After the game was finished, Mr. Oakhurst drew the youthful speculator behind the door and thus addressed him: “Tommy, you’re a good little man, but you can’t gamble worth a cent. Don’t try it over again.” He then handed him his money back, pushed him gently from the room, and so made a
Many people deal with hardship differently. Some take it pretty hard and therefore get bad attitudes, but others take it with a grain of salt and try to find the good in any trouble that they are having. In many experiences finding the light at the end of the tunnel is much more efficient than getting a bad attitude. The first piece of evidence is a quote from Anne Frank. Now she may have died in the end but while she was living she made the most of her time, and therefore had a better life than she would have if she would have gotten a bad attitude.
Ashleigh was willing to steal money from her mother because she worried about the wellbeing of her father. When Ashleigh and her father went out to eat, he ordered nothing for himself because it seemed he was trying to save money. Ashleigh even offered him some of her food. She is protective of him. We can see that in this quote from page 3: “‘You owe them two hundred dollars?’ I asked, trying to keep the panic out of my voice.” Ashleigh can tell that money is a big deal; and from her expression, it seems her father has been in debt before.
Oakhurst and his friends had a choice in whether to leave Poker Flat or go there and face the aggravated people there. After Mr. Oakhurst and his friends decided to turn around, go to Sandy Bar and not return to Poker Flat. “The trail was narrow and difficult. At noon the Duchess, rolling out of her saddle upon the ground, declared her intention of going no farther, and the party halted”(Harte 480). That was a choice that the Duchess had made because she was tired and she decided that everybody needed to get some rest.
Flushed with his impassioned gibberish, he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization. " (Pg. 130 Fitzgerald) here we see two different things, one a metaphor relating interracial marriage to adultery and second another allusion to a modern debate term called the slippery slope. The two rhetorical devices show readers insight in the workings of Tom’s head, as he relates the black and white marriages with the biblical sin of adultery. The quote also show to us the double standard the Tom exists in as tom was too commenting the very same sin of adultery.
Everybody is afraid to be judged. What judgment really does to someone? Judgment focus and makes a list of all your wrongdoings, and hang them under the spotlight to trigger your conscience to remind you constantly. Several things can happen; you can choose to ignore it, get mad at whoever is trying to tell you about them or make a drastic change in your life to become a better version of you. Should a Christian be afraid to be judged?
Now you may think that I'm biased towards everyone else except for Charlie but I'm not actually I'm not even favoring the fact that Charlie is not able to learn certain things because I have learned from a wise person, you don't deserve anything in this world you earn everything in this world.. So i'm just saying no matter what in the world you won't get respect from others they cannot accept you for who you are automatically you have to engage with them and after the fact they will learn what to think of you but at least that way they will judge you for the real