The Ransom Of Red Chief Analysis

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More than 2,000 kids are kidnapped a day according to the national center for missing and exploited Children. In the story “The Ransom of Red Chief” the author O’ Henry tells the story of two men that kidnap a 10 year old boy named Johnny Dorset so that his father would give them 1,000 dollars for his return. O'Henry the author of “The Ransom of Red Chief” Portrays the theme bad intentions leads to failure. In the story “The Ransom of Red Chief” the author O’ Henry, portrays the theme Bad intentions lead to failure . First of all, the first way that he shows the theme is using the character Johnny, by kidnapping the little boy for money gave them carma by the boy not wanting to go home to his father and also the little boy became rough with Bill. “Aw, what for?” says he. “I don’t have any fun at home. I hate to go to school. I like to camp out. You won’t take me back home again, Snake-eye, will you?” this piece of evidence shows that Johnny the little boy they kidnapped actually enjoys his stay with the kidnappers bill and Sam. Next O’ Henry the author also shows the theme, karma comes back when Johnny is rough…show more content…
“The boy hits Bill directly in the eye with a piece of rock.” This piece of evidence shows that Jonny is rough with his two kidnappers and they didn't prepare for it. “That boy put up a fight like a wild animal” this piece of evidence also shows that the kidnappers, bill and Sam thought it would be a lot easier but in Reality they faced many challenges with Jonny”. O’ Henry shows the theme bad intention leads to failure by using
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