Lois Simmie became a fixture in Canadian curriculums due to her dedication directed towards uncovering the truth about what happened to Polly Wilson near Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Secret Lives of John Wilson is studied by high school students/adult students across the country. RNWMP Sgt. John Wilson’s (Jack Wilson’s) murder of his first wife Mary Hutchinson, Polly Wilson, was a story that not too many people have heard about prior to publication. Simmie’s purpose was worthwhile considering The Secret Lives of Sgt.
"Don't shoot Lukas!" Lazer yelled, trying his best to stay calm. "We will give you all the money we have, two thousand zloty. Just don't shoot." "Fine," Lukas replied, glaring, his face bruised and bloody.
Different from mine, though, her weapon was not a sword. It was a gun. As I didn’t have much knowledge on gun, I didn’t know whether it was a pistol or a shotgun. All I knew about it was its color was red and its size was average, for a gun anyway. “Let me tell you guys something.”
Overall, A Night Divided was a fantastic book! I definitely suggest it to anyone above the age of nine years old. A Night Divided was written by Jennifer A. Nielsen, and the genre is historical fiction, I have read many books over the course of twelve years and this book was definitely one of my favorites! A Night Divided is about a girl named Gerta being seperated from her family overnight, and escaping to the other side of the Berlin Wall to them. Gerta and her older brother, Fritz, take it upon themselves to build a tunnel secretly under an abandoned building that is in between the Berlin Wall’s two sides, along the way there are many plot twists, close calls, surprising events, and alot of action on every page.
The changes were made to add drama and suspense to the story. Capote balances out the nonfiction and novel part of his book, carefully modifying facts to limit his account’s distance from the actual truth. Capote did what he needed to do in order to make his book as compelling as possible with the expense of sticking with the facts. He shows how two contrasting writing styles can coexist in the same literary work. Truman Capote explores beyond the classic literary genres and opens the door for other authors to experiment with a new writing
The fantasy is about Buttercup, a milkmaid, and Westley, a farm boy, who fall in love and have to face many obstacles. The story mainly develops the themes of true love and revenge. However, in the book, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, the story develops the theme of revenge and true love in more depth compared to the movie. First of all, the book provides a detailed past of each main character which makes the reader sympathize with them. For example, in the book, the author has dedicated four to five pages to understand Inigo’s and Fezzik’s past.
When in a relationship it is well known that keeping thoughts and secrets away from your significant other can lead to complications in the relationship. Bluffing, an extraordinary dramatic romance short story by Gail Helgason, does a magnificent job of depicting this. This short story revolves around a young couple, Liam and Gabriella, it takes place in Jasper, Alberta, Canada at the Maligne Range. The story begins with Liam in the hospital, he is being treated for injury caused by a bear attack. What follows is a flashback with terrific narration about the three weeks leading up to this horrific incident, the incident starts when Gabriella and Liam go hiking, recommended by Gabriella, she wants to tell Liam that she has leased a house for
Irving views the political and social state of America to be unsatisfactory. This is proven correct in the fact that just as the character John Wheelwright did, Irving moved to Toronto, Canada. Irving often interprets the popular beliefs and views about the Reagan Administration as well and the constant death of significant people. During the 1960s to the 1980s, Marilyn Monroe dies, President Kennedy is assassinated, Bobby Kennedy is assassinated, and Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated. Another historical event that caused both John Wheelwright and John Irving to move to Canada was the dislike of the Reagan Administration.
The girl, since day one, fell in love with Himmel Street and its people, each one illustrating a different story for her. For example, Rudy Steiner, Liesel's love, or as she referred to him, “saumensch,” allowed Liesel to feel real love for the first time in her harsh cold war; however, when death and war gave him the kiss he had always wanted from Liesel, she broke down and is tortured by the aftermath. Yet, she continues to plead for him after she finds him dead as, “tears grappled with her face. ‘Rudy, please, wake up, Goddamn it, wake up, I love you”(535). This painful moment continues to show how death and war takes a physical and mental toll, but this tool only helps the people around her.
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Lois Simmie’s novel, “The Secret lives of Sgt. John Wilson: A Story of Love & Murder,” is a true important novel that includes many real events that had happened in the province of Saskatchewan. John Wilson came to Canada from Scotland in the year of 1912 leaving behind a wife and a family, promising he’d return in a year. In 1914 he joined the Royal North West Mounty Police. He was located in a small community in Saskatchewan where he shortly fell in love with a young woman named Jessie who he would do anything for, including murdering his wife.
We have a tradition in Canada of constructing a major infrastructure such as highways and railways under the rule of law where there is a policy on how to access the land and effects of the communities. The First Nation opposed of the pipeline approval at times and faced police rubber bullets and water cannons on the opening day of the special assembly. The Quebec Chief said “the protests in North Dakota send a clear message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues who approved the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline”(Taske). Pipelines are a very uncommon topic for many of our people because of the disasters it bring to us. Some Canadians have a strong feeling about the things that are decided by the local government and that is the rights to express their own opinions.
The Oka Crisis - In 1990, village of Oka, Quebec wanted to expand their golf course into the Mohawk territory, this caused violence between the Quebec police and Mohawk’s, the land was later turned over to the Mohawk’s after 2 months of conflict (pg: 35) - During the Oka crisis, 70% Canadians believed that the government broke the treaty rights of the Aboriginals (pg: 35) - After the Oka crisis, many Canadians sympathized with the Aboriginal people’s struggle and in 1991, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney set up a royal commission (pg:35) - The commission of the Oka crisis summarized that the policy direction followed for more than 150 years has been wrong. Also for Canadians to view Aboriginal people “as nations with a right to govern themselves
As mentioned prior, the goal of ISIS and other terrorist groups is to impose their beliefs on everyone else, and they do so through violent extremist activities. If we prevent refugees from entering Canada, we are forcing them to endure the torturous living conditions that are occurring and ultimately risk their lives. This is allowing the extremist groups to succeed in their goal of imposing their beliefs on everyone whose faith does not lie directly parallel with their own. In my opinion, it is our responsibility to assist refugees in finding contentment in Canada.
These two Indian brothers named Tenskwatawa and Tecumseh seriously believe that they’re going to revive or keep they’re territory. Well, I’m glad that Harrison swiftly stepped in and disrupted their impending attack. I heard Prophetstown was burned during the attack, I hope it teaches the Natives to stop fighting Americans. After reading the Republic Magazine, I saw this new group called the War Hawks. They’re a lot of farmers from the putrid South trying to make us enter Canada.