To find hidden goodness for these characters you have to look deep into the story and really focus on the foreshadowed theme. In the story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flats,” by Bret Harte hidden goodness is the theme of the entire story. In this story hidden goodness can be found even in the most objectionable characters as shown by the actions of John Oakhurst, Mother Shipton, and the Duchess. Let's talk about the first main character, John Oakhurst. He was a very good gambler that actually was a kind man who was misinterpreted as can outcast.
Money brought that up and told Victor to bet on the game. Funny thing is that, Money was sure that he would win, but in the end, he lost badly. This clearly shows that betting is bad. In “Raymond’s Run” the author was chasing two morals: Don’t judge a book by its cover and pursue your passion. The way the author conveyed the message don’t judge a book by its cover was through Raymond.
In each story, Shirley Jackson proves that no matter how good a setting can be or how happy people seem there is always something more to a story, person or thing then what meets the eye. It’s a reminder to the reader that before reaching a decision on what or how something is, it should be properly surveyed instead of jumping to conclusions. It is a very important lesson to carry into the real world where appearance is almost always looked at first instead of looking deeper, which in turn leaves many people falling into the traps of
In contrast to romanticism, realism writings of the 1800s showed society as it really was. Two authors, Brett Harte who wrote “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” and Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” both expressed the idea that people need people. These authors relayed this societal message through external and internal conflict. The societal message that people need people was expressed through external conflict in Brett Harte’s “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”.
Although the narrator of “No Ordinary Joe” has views that one can make ill advised decisions that can be detrimental to one’s character. It states , “Lemarkits said he had been tortured by the thought that he got to live and Harry didn’t... Lemarkits got out of jail for distributing cocaine”. This quote shows how a person made an ill advised decision and it had an affect on his character, but when one looks at people of high caliber like the
The flaws in the justice system that affected the outcome of the case of Anthony Porter initially were he had been defended by a lawyer who fell asleep in the court, assigned a judge who later left the bench over a financial scandal, and convicted a jury prejudiced by a witness's false testimony. The judge in the original Porter case later left the court because of financial scandal. Yes, it is relevant to Porter's case and it never can be a fallacy. Because, a person who attempted to falsify accounting statements for financial gain may have done many things to get more money.
The short story “the Golden Thomas Vargas”, magical realism is evident in the union opposites of gambling. In the modern era gambling is notorious for cheating, lying, and stealing, however in Agua Santa gambling is sacred to the people. When his wife and Concha Diaz force Vargas out of his house, he takes on the life of gambling. When Vargas begins to gamble the narrator explains the audience that the townspeople “could tolerate a man who mistreats his family, a man who was lazy and a troublemaker, we never paid that money he borrowed, the gambling debts were sacred”(73). Magical realism can be seen in two instances here.
Interestingly, the only other character who tries to manipulate Lennie is Crooks. Perhaps jealous of Lennie’s friendship with George, Crooks meanly suggests that George might leave him, just to hurt Lennie’s feelings. He backs off, of course, when he realizes that he may get more than he bargained for, but Steinbeck may be making an interesting parallel here: Unlike most men, but like Curley’s wife, Crooks cannot rely on his physical strength to support him in such a tough world. As a crippled black man in 1930’s America, Crooks occupies one of the lowest rungs of the social hierarchy, and as such, all he has left to him is the power of his mind, as further symbolized by his glasses and books.
While Cap may have been content with his choice to live in service of the people, he most likely did not experience happiness for the majority of his life. Bernie Madoff falls on at the deficient end of the virtuous spectrum. He lived a life of greed. Madoff committed multiple acts of fraud with a Ponzi scheme and now will spend the rest of his life in prison. A life of greed creates an illusion of happiness, but in reality, greed only leads to self-destruction.
In The Merchant of Venice there is a contract signed between the famous merchant Antonio and the Jewish moneylender Shylock. Shylock lends Antonio money without interest on one condition that if he fails to repay he will have to give shylock a pound of his flesh from where he desires. This contract according to me is immoral and should not be legally validated. Shylock being an arch rival of Antonio decides to enter into a contract with Antonio to settle scores with him. This shows his bad intentions.
In my opinion I believe that John Oakhurst is not an outcast. Well I am going to list three reasons why I believe he’s not an outcast. The first reason is that, he was a gentleman. The second reason is because he was a leader to the other outcasts. The third reason why I think John Oakhurst is not an outcast, is because of social judgement.
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Most of the time people judge the appearance of an object or person before really getting to know and see what is underneath the surface. Society now has become extremely inattentive. It is very easy to fall into a trap of looking at only the surface of a person or thing and not taking the time to look deeper into it. Thats where the metaphor “Don’t judge a book by its cover” comes from.
Hawthorn Uses revenge to illustrate Chillingworth's decline of death. Roger Chillingworth has one main reason to get revenge and that reason is Dimmsdale, the Minister who stole his wife. Roger Chillingworth has spent 7 years of his life he will never get back just to get revenge on Dimmesdale who at the moment could care less as long as he is innocent in all of this. Chillingworth is wanting revenge more than anything in the world, His face has become as terrible looking as his soul just trying to get revenge, revenge is aging him very quickly and had caused Roger to look like a demon. Roger Chillingworth is doing everything is his power to try to get Dimmsdale to tell his big secret but Dimmesdale is doing everything is his power to keep
“The Outcasts of Poker Flat” was a story that showed the true dangers of not being prepared for the winter. To solve this problem, I decided to give the characters in the story a solar-powered robot that would gather wood and food for them in the cold weather. The robot would gather twigs and logs scattered around on the forest floor and bring them back to the group so that they can dry off. Along with that, the robot would also be able to hunt animals like deer and rabbits. Since the robot is solar-powered, it wouldn’t need to have a source of energy to plug into and would help the group out tremendously.
In the story of The Outcasts of Poker Flat, four people, Mother Shipton, Uncle Billy, John Oakhurst and The Duchess were cast out of their homes and the town they lived in by the upstanding people of the town. They begin walking to a camp on the other side of the mountain when they meet up with Piney Woods and Tom Simson, a couple on their way to elope. The group stops halfway to their destination at a remote cabin. During the night, Uncle Billy absconds with the mules and horses and all the group’s supplies. Shortly after the character leaves, a blizzard comes, which consequently leaves the rest of the characters to perish in the blizzard.