What Is The Consequences In Larry Watson's Montana 1948

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The book Montana 1948, is a novel written by Larry Watson that will keep you reading until the very last page. This novel narrated by a 12 year old boy, David Hayden who knows Uncle Frank more than anyone else in Bentrock. Accused of murder and molesting young Indian girls, is hard to believe when the person being accused of is a family member. Wesley Hayden, Frank's brother the county sheriff needs to make justice. Many problems approach and they each need a decision. Making you realize that with every choice comes a positive or negative consequence.
One example of this is David. He made many choices that brought him good and bad consequences. David was a very curious boy, due to that he eavesdropped often. David's choice to eavesdrop brought him knowledge that was too much for a 12 year old boy. He heard his mom say to his dad " The reason Marie didn’t want to be examined by Frank is that he- he has.... is that your brother has molested Indian girls." (Watson, 45) Eavesdropping is something we do without even thinking about it, and sometimes even by mistakes. Like David, after hearing such news we might not know what to do with that knowledge. We might even make the mistake to tell others about what he heard. When we know that’s not what the right thing to do, we might even get caught up in a bigger problem than
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"Uncle Frank, Uncle Frank was here." (Watson, 96) He feared that telling his parents was the wrong choice but he needed to tell them. David would have a hard time sleeping which made him realize he had to speak up. Sometimes without knowing it we do the same things. We don’t want to say anything to hurt our family members, however we want to do the right thing. Being an honest person is a great quality to have. David's way of thinking brought him to think of great choices to make some had a positive outcome, while others did

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