The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby's neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922, when the incidents that fill the book take place. As the story opens, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman. Shortly after his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom, a hulking, imposing man whom Nick had known in college. There he meets professional golfer Jordan Baker. The Buchanans and Jordan Baker live privileged lives, contrasting sharply in sensibility and luxury with Nick's more modest and grounded lifestyle.
Emmett went to Mississippi to visit family for a week and was staying at the home of his uncle, Mose Wright. After bragging to his southern cousins and some friends about his friendships with the white people up north, they dared him to go into a store and say something to the white woman that worked there. After the provoking, Emmett went into the grocery store to answer their challenge. Entering that store, he had no idea that he was breaking the Jim Crow laws of the South, and that his actions would bring about his death. According to his uncle Mose, at approximately 2:00 in the morning three days after Emmett had gone into the store and talked to the white woman who was later identified as Carolyn Bryant, Emmett was awakened out of bed and taken from Mose’s house.
The movie in a nut about Oscar Grant, a 22-year young black man who had trouble in the past with the law, a beautiful young daughter, recently was fired from his job at the local supermarket. The first two minutes of the movie opens up with actual footage of the Fruitvale BART station new Years day 2009 in Oakland, California 2:15 am. There was a lot of commotion going on, then a single shot the sound of shock and disbelief, and then the movie fades to black (Whitaker & Coogler, 2013). From there is where I started to discover about Oscar. It was new year’s eve 2008 in Hayward, California and Oscar girlfriend Sophia, reminded him about getting caught with another woman and he responses by saying it is over with and promises all he wants.
Al Capone was born in January 1899 in Brooklyn to a family of Italian immigrants. People who knew the family described his parents as a quiet and respectable people – His mother was a religious woman and his father was a barber. Al Capone went to a public school and studied in very poor learning conditions until he got expelled in the 6th grade for hitting his teacher. Then he joined a street gang, which was led by Johnny Torrio, who became to be Al Capone's mentor. Capone worked as a bouncer and a bartender in Frankie Yale's Brooklyn dive - That's where he got his famous scars on the left side of his face, after being involved in a bar fight.
“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, written by Ernest Hemingway, we are introduced to an analogy between light and darkness, youth and old. It touches on the subject about the arrogance and selfishness of being young, and the understanding and compassion of being older. We learn of how people look to a social environment to escape from loneliness. Hemmingway writes about an old man who likes to frequent a well-lighted cafe in order to drink himself to a stupor. He describes how the old man tried committing suicide the previous week only to be saved by his niece.
This question is quite relative to both you and I as it occurs almost daily in our hectic, fast paced lives but more importantly it is an effective tool in the use character development in short stories. The text “scission” by Tim Winton is full of these short stories in which crisis takes part in order to create depth within the story to engage the reader further. The story I feel that really is most appropriate and to tell you the truth the text I liked the most is “My fathers Axe” In short, the story is about a man who grieves the loss of his axe. It has been stolen. As the story unfolds, the main character takes the reader on a reminiscent journey through the thoughts and memories he posses.
Jhonatan Lozano Eng. 1B Prof. Villanueva 11/14/2013 Baca poems in Working in the Dark “As a child, I used to go to bars with the men. There is a photograph of me in diapers, sitting on the wood floor of a cantina in Mexico, spinning empty miniatures of whiskey.” Page 51 This quote from Working In The Dark page 51 shows the irresponsibility of some parents and how bad it looks for their way of thinking that a baby is okay to grow up visiting bars, being in the drinking and smoking type of lifestyle. The method and descriptions that Baca uses to describe the places he used to visit are so detail and have such a deep meaning that makes you feel sad for the baby that has to experience things that are extremely ahead of his age. At least in my case it disgusts’ me to think parents would be so irresponsible to expose their baby to such life style.
Pg.1 Kenneth Gouwens Prof. H. ENG 102 6/4/15 The Importance of the Coma Baby Jay McInerey's novel Bright Lights, Big City is about a young man (you) living in New York and working for a newspaper with a very good reputation. However, at night, he is busy visiting multiple bars, drinking, and snorting coke in the mens bathroom. Throughout the story, we are reminded of what the protagonist saw in a local newspaper entitled “Coma Baby,” where a woman who is pregnant went into a coma and the baby has been inside her and doctors are wondering if it will even live outside of it's little world. The coma baby is used to represent the main character and his situation that he's trapped in as he tries to escape the addiction of cocaine and do something with his life. At one point in the story, the protagonist has a dream in which he visits the coma baby.
Henry mows the law, and his dad finds a few hairs when he’s done and punishes him by giving him a whooping. Chapter 43 is the last of the three excerpts we read. We read about Henry’s experience with alcohol, him and his friend Jimmy Hatcher went up to Jimmy’s apartment to steal a few beers from his mom’s refrigerator. Jimmy gets sick and passes out in his bed, a little later his mom comes home and Henry is certain that he will have sex with her. After she drops down her skirt he sees a wart on her inner thigh and rivers of flesh.
“Sonny Blues” written by James baldwin is a story written in 1957 told in first-person singular narrative style. The story begins with the narrator, who reads about his younger brother named Sonny who has been caught in a heroin bust. The narrator then goes about his day However, he cannot get his mind off Sonny. He thinks about all the boys in his class, who don’t have bright futures and are most likely doing drugs, just like Sonny. Throughout the story the unnamed narrator struggles to embrace sonny for who is, its not until the end of the story when the narrator goes to one of Sonny’s Jazz shows, where he fully understands and truly fathoms who Sonny really is as a person and musician.