Review In the midst of the Great Depression, Tom Joad returns home to Oklahoma to see his family after four years of being in prison. Upon his arrival, Tom runs into an old friend by the name of Jim Casy who used to be a preacher, but had found a new meaning to life. The two travel together to the Joads’s house only to realize that there was nobody there. The Joads, just like many other families during the Dust Bowl, had been forced off of their farms. When Tom and Casy found the Joads, they were packing up their belongings to head out west.
One day, a Northern scout disguised as a Confederate soldier visits Farquhar’s plantation. The scout brings news that the Yankees have advanced, are repairing the railroads, and have built a fort near Owl Creek Bridge. The scout also relays that the Yankee commander has issued an order to hang any civilian caught interfering with the railroad. In section III, Farquhar’s mind returns to the present when he loses consciousness as he falls off the bridge. The soldiers fire at him as he swims, but Farquhar escapes into the woods and makes it back home to his wife.
Jenny Horn English Oral Report The Lovely Bones Summary: The narrator of The Lovely Bones, Susie Salmon, is a normal fourteen year-old girl. She is on her way home from school when she is stopped by a man who wants to show her something in the cornfield. Susie thinks she can trust this man because he is a neighbor who knows her parents. Unfortunately, this man, George Harvey, is a serial killer who rapes and murders Susie. Susie is quickly taken to the in between, where she meets Franny, her guide in the afterlife.
“I was losing blood from my leg, I looked around and saw the bodies of my family lifeless but I was determined to survive.” Najaf doesn’t recall the exact date, but earlier, his eldest brother had been out collecting honey for his family when he was shot dead. He died from a single shot. “This was during the communist times.” says Najaf. When the Mujahedeen militia were at war with the invading Russians. Later, when the Taliban took control of his hometown of Mazar-e-Sharif, both his cousin and uncle are burnt to death in their own house.
They are then sent to prison and meet Blevlins, who is later executed. Grady and Rawlins fight for their lives in the prison and are eventually released because of Alejandra’s aunt. Rawlins takes a bus back to Texas but Grady returns to the ranch to see Alejandra and to get back the American horses. Alejandra refuses to leave her family for John. John heards the American horses, with men from the ranch pursuing him, all the way back over the Texas border.
George and Eliza Harris, with their child and two other escaped slaves, are being driven to the next stop on their journey when pursuers overtake them. George wounds one with his pistol; the rest of the posse flees. Eliza persuades the others to bring the wounded man with them to be treated. In New Orleans, Tom has been given the responsibility of marketing for the St. Clare household. St. Clare writes a letter to Tom's wife in Kentucky, informing her of Tom's whereabouts and well-being.
THE DAILY NEWSCAST John Smith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-888-129-NEWS January 17, 2012 647-208-3645 email@example.com LOCAL MURDERER FOUND DEAD! Killer in murder of prominent rancher’s wife found in nearby woods. According to locals, Lennie, together with his cousin George were hired as Ranch-hands on the Curley Ranch. After working there for a few months incident-free our reporters caught wind of this story as it unfolded earlier this afternoon. The primary witness in the case, Mr. Candy, states that Lennie strangled Curley’s wife in a barn located at the ranch.
Released from an Oklahoma state prison after serving four years for a manslaughter conviction, Tom Joad makes his way back to his family’s farm in Oklahoma. He meets Jim Casy, a former preacher who has given up his calling out of a belief that all life is holy—even the parts that are typically thought to be sinful—and that sacredness consists simply in endeavoring to be an equal among the people. Jim accompanies Tom to his home, only to find it—and all the surrounding farms—deserted. Muley Graves, an old neighbor, wanders by and tells the men that everyone has been “tractored” off the land. Most families, he says, including his own, have headed to California to look for work.
He invites her to follow him to a "club house" that he dug into the ground, supposedly for the neighborhood boys and girls to play in. Thinking that nothing bad will happen she follows him in to the dugout hole in the field. Once she has been in the hole with him for a reasonable amount of time she begins to feel uneasy and try's to leave. She struggles to get out the hole but he forcers her to stay, he then pins her down rapes her then cruelly murders her. Susie spends the rest of the story trying to send messages to her family about her murderer, and help them find her murderer to ease both her, her parents and her friends.
Foreshadowing, imagery and symbolism in William Faulkner “A Rose for Emily” “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner starts with Emily’s funeral where the entire town is present “the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument the women mostly out of curiosity” (287). The narrator, who represents the town, describes her life as lonely, hopeless and isolated form the community. Her father robbed her of a life. He is the dominant face in her life and he “had driven away” “all the young men “that wanted to marry her (290). He died when she was thirty years old living her alone with no husband and with a lone to the town.