The narrator describes how he drives Jeff, Digby, and himself all throughout the town and to Greasy Lake in his mother’s station wagon. When they arrive at Greasy Lake, they discover a “mint, metallic blue” ’57 Chevy whom they believe belongs to another boy named Tony Lovett (126). However, instead of Tony Lovett, a “very bad character in greasy jeans and engineer boots” owns the car, and is inside of it with his girlfriend (127). Next to the Chevy stands a motorcycle, like a “gaunt chrome insect,” that seems to be abandoned (126). The descriptions of the motorcycle and the “greasy character,” both produce the tough image that the narrator, Jeff, and Digby yearn for, whereas the narrator’s mother’s “whining” station wagon does not (125, 127).
Moran’s men arrived at the garage around roughly 10:30 (though Moran himself was not present) and proceeded inside. One of the lookouts allegedly confused one of Moran's men (most historians believe it was Albert Weinshank, who physically resembled Moran) for Moran himself: he then signaled for the gunmen to enter the warehouse. McGurn’s men pulled up in two separate cars: one Cadillac sedan and another his practice to gamble on horse racing (unsuccessfully) and associate with the Moran gang, and John May, an occasional car mechanic for the Moran gang, who was with his German shepherd, Highball. The killers told the men to face the back wall and line up. Thinking that this two men though the front door facing Clark Street.
“Holy crap I am so getting a ticket.” “Is there a reason why you were driving so fast?” He then asked me. “Well”, I replied, “To be honest I was trying to get here to help the guys load all our gear and quads, so they didn’t have to do it by themselves. Also, I am so used to driving the truck with the speedometer being off that I didn’t think much of it driving the car. That’s my fault though for not paying attention, I apologize.” He gave me a foolish look like what a stupid blonde, then he looked at Dallas. “She’s telling the truth, the truck is off.” Dallas piped up.
As we approached a border patrol checkpoint the SUV broke down again! So there we were again, stuck in one hundred plus degree weather in the middle of nowhere and this time there were no gas stations or anything around. The only thing close was the border check about fifty feet away. Before we went to see if they could help us, we had to call OnStar and tell them our problem. Sitting there, right before we reached the border patrol checkpoint had to look very suspicious to the border patrol agents.
When Riff finally left Red’s he walked out the back door to the alley and saw Rusty Fender working on a car. Rusty asked, “How’s it going?” and Riff responded with, “not too good, Rusty.” Riff says he responded this way because he owed Rusty $100.00. Riff then saw Mr. Marquette in the alley and grabbed a hammer from Rusty’s shop for protection. Riff then tossed the hammer at the corner of First St. and the corner of the alley. Riff continued to run home and heard someone yell his name.
Jasmine Zamora Professor Izaquirre English 6015 January 31, 2013 “Love in L.A.” by Dagoberto Gilb Plot: “Love in L.A.” is a story that is set on the streets of Los Angeles in the heat of traffic. Our characters are Jake and Mariana. Ironically, while Jake is sitting in traffic, imagining about all of this freedom that he has, he collides with the car that is in front of him. For Jake it took a fender bender for his freedom to swell up. Even his license plate had “expired so long ago,” that he got one from the junkyard.
Sleep is my only refuge from the harshness of the desert at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. However, when my commander Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling yells “Trahan wake up” that harshness startles me to attention. Briefly, I slipped into my uniform and secured the driver’s seat of our Humvee, in frustration my commander states the location we needed to achieve. The drive was lengthy and tedious, once we arrived to our endpoint, I spotted a gangly old gentleman; his stare was lethal and intimidating. “Get out of the truck” screeches the timeworn man, it was our brigade commander, Yingling’s overseer.
What if I had left the house just a few moments earlier? So many different variables swirl through my mind endlessly, but I am incredibly grateful for how things played out today. Back to the story, though; I was driving along the road next to Wal-Mart, heading over the bridge, and turning onto the small street leading over to the Stones River Battlefield. At the last second, a navy blue Taurus pulled out in front of a Paint van, or something of that sort (with a big smiley face on the side of it). With nobody around that I could see, I pulled over immediately to check the vital signs of the drivers in each vehicle.
Trappings and requirements of belonging. Billy’sCharacter: Billy | Belonging | Quote | Technique | Alienation and isolation caused by an abusive father | ‘gave me one hard backhander across the face, so hard I fell down… and slammed the door on my sporting childhood.’ (p. 15-16) | * metaphor | Physical dislocation on freight train | ‘I snuggle under the bow of this speeding speedboat and my teeth clenched in some wild frost-bitten grin.’ (p. 10) | * disturbing/grotesque imagery | Kindness of, and inclusion by, the train driver, Ernie | ‘Get your bag and come to the Guard’s van. there’s a heater that works, and some coffee.’ (p. 12) | * imperatives | Lack of control over destiny | ‘and wait for the three whistles todump me
Once in India, Todd faces a chaotic transportation system, having to jump onto a crowded moving train, and later chasing after his suitcase which is thrown into a small auto-rickshaw, or as Todd calls it, “one of those taxi go-cart thingies.” He immediately observes different customs, beginning with a man urinating by the side of the road and continuing to the street boy who pesters him and later snatches his cell phone. At the small, above-ground bunker-like building that has been built to house the new call center where Todd will work, a cow appears in one of the offices in one scene where Todd stands surprised, while his Indian counterpart, Purohit ‘Puro’ N. Virajnarianan, remains unfazed by the cow’s presence. In the film, Todd experiences extreme mental and physical symptoms due to culture shock. Culture shock is defined as a “sense of confusion, discomfort, disorientation, and uncertainty felt by those exposed to a different cultural environment” (Business Dictionary.com, 2013, 08). Different food, language, and marriage practices are especially prominent in the film.