Starting with Tom Joad telling a truck driver about how he has gotten parole after killing a man. A massive drought causes the family to lose their crops and not be able to afford their land. When the bank kicks the family out of their house, they decide that they will travel to California in hopes of creating a more financial future. Unfortunately when the family started their move to California the real troubles start. In the beginning Grampa was looking forward to picking the oranges and eating them, but soon Grampa gets cold feet and the family gives him medicine that knocks him unconscious.
Although, these words may seem harsh, at first Peter fit them perfectly. An example of this can be shown through the line “This is absurd. Its just a dog!” said by Peter as Mr. Barrie was putting on a play for him and his brothers at the park. We can see from this line that Peter almost refuses to try and use his imagination when the film first begins. Later on in the movie we learn that the reason for this is because he lost his father to cancer and when he was sick his mom lied to him saying he’d take them fishing in the next week.
The first two lines of the stanza states that in Tom’s early days, his mother died and his father sold him to become a Chimney Sweeper. His life circled around work, calling through the street for more work and at night sleeping on the soot. The stanza ends with the thought that if the child performs all his duties as a chimney sweeper, then God may place him back with his family (line4). Patel 2 The second stanza introduces the main character of the poem, Tom Dacre who joins the other sweepers. When Tom cries about getting his head shaved, the speaker comforts him with a beautiful thought of the situation.
Chapter 2 Amir talks about how he and his father Baba lived in a beautiful house in Kabul while Hassan and his father Ali lived in a small hut nearby. One thing Amir and Hassan have in common is no mother figure. Amir’s mother died while giving birth to him and Hassan’s mother left him a week after he was born for the circus to be a dancer. Ali and Sanaubar were first cousins which makes the perfect match for marriage but Ali was devoted to his religion and Sanaubar was devoted to her men. The chapter ends by a group of soldiers harassing Hassan about his mother and calling him a Hazara.
When the pig became fat he was to bring madam Zeroni up the mountain and have her drink from the stream and sing the song to her but he had forgotten and went to live in America. Never did the Stanley’s family believe in the curse, but one day Stanley was hit by a pair of sneakers falling from the highway above, Soon Stanley was accused of stealing the pair of sneaker’s because the sneakers belonged to sweet feet (someone famous) and he was sent to Camp Green Lake to dig holes that where five feet deep and five feet wide, as it was believed to build character. At the beginning of the novel, we find out early that Stanley is overweight, because it is mentioned that, "He was overweight and the kids at school often teased him about his size." Because of this, he is very sensitive and self-conscious. Later on in the book we discover that Stanley has lost a lot of weight we know this because Louis Sachar writes, "A couple of months ago, He would never have been able to fit through the door”.
Janie walks into town during the middle of the day after returning from a long disappearance wich gets the “porch sitters” Gossiping about the young boy she ran out into the sunset with. Along with the gossip of the young boy she ran off with is the talk of how she is wearing her hair. The porch sitters saying “what dat ole forty year ole oman doin wid her hair swangin down her back lak she some young gal”. The fact that Janie doesn’t wrap her hair even after hearing the gossip proves she doesnt mind much about what other peoples opinions are of her and her actions. Because Janie isnt liked by the town she is constantly criticized by the town.
Feldshih describes her father’s death as her inspiration of becoming a nurse. “As a little girl, I would run Sunday mornings to watch him raise his arm high up over his head so that he could reach a tin can that he had hidden behind an oak crossbeam above the entranceway to our kitchen.” This shows the audience the relationship between Ms.Evers and her father, how they were really close to each other, and how they both loved each other. However, this strong and healthy father died in just a few days. “Pneumonia” took away his life. “Something I hated.
Also, this move can prevent Pie, his younger sister, from infecting this disease. Towards the end of this entry, Tsukiyama writes that Matsu, the house keeper of the beach house, prepared a Japanese bath for Stephen to enjoy in the backyard at the beach house. As an international student, I can understand how Stephen feels about leaving home and going to an unfamiliar place to stay for a while. Even though it turns out fine for me, if I were Stephen, I would never be brave enough go to Japan. Not just because of he is ill, it’s because of the idea of going to your country’s enemy place to stay is way too dangerous, especially Japan!
This shows the men playing around with the body of a dead, old Vietnamese man, (who was probably an innocent villager) in an attempt to levitate the situation of any sorrow or ill feelings. We also see another similar example of this in the end of the story. O’Brien tells us that his dad tried to help him get over the death of his first love, Linda, (when he was 9) by taking him out to have ice cream after seeing her open casket. This too shows the same kind of theme of coping with death through use of humor, or at least a non-serious method. Similar to O’Brien’s story, Hempel’s also deals with the idea of using humor as a means to escape the grief of death.
This is when Death first takes notice of her, and the rest of the novel is his narration of the succeeding years of her life. The novel is set in Molching, Germany, where Liesel goes to live with foster parents during the war; being with her mother was not safe, since as the wife of a communist, she could also be taken away. Most of the events of the story take place in this town, with Death occasionally stepping in to provide relevant background information and stories about key characters. At her brother's funeral, Liesel steals her first book, The Gravedigger's Handbook, accidentally dropped by a cemetery worker. Seeing this furtive deed, Death labels her "the book thief."