The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea traces the journeys of twenty-six men traveling across the border through one of the most treacherous deserts known to man “The Devil’s Highway.” The author’s purpose was to let the world be aware of the events going on all around, with the simple modes of persuasion (pathos, ethos, and logos) Urrea makes you consider what worlds, political and economic, have we created that push humans into impossible journeys? What borders have we imposed, both geopolitical and cultural, that separate human beings so completely? The author’s narrative, ripe with horrifying descriptions, is nonetheless told with compassion appealing to the emotions of the audience in his argument. The greater part of the book follows these men on their unlucky journey through the desert, and how each one is drained of their money, water, hopes and dreams, and for some, life. The author uses compelling descriptions of imagery; the taste of urine, the sight of mummified corpses, and the anguish of losing one's son are all strikingly portrayed.
The short story "The Thing That Grows in the Gasoline Tank" is a contemporary psychological thriller written by Brian Brett. Stranded on an Indian reserve, a white government agent has no transportation when his car stops running. Although a minority, the government agent acts as a majority when an old native man offers to fix his car. As the events unravel and the agent's car lies in pieces, he loses his composure and realizes he has no control over the situation. "The Thing That Grows in the Gasoline Tank" sends a powerful message by relating to the readers stereotypical, prejudice and racist views.
His salesman at the dealership even compares hitting a Mexican man to hitting a dog on the road. The experience will still haunt Delaney, however, because he has been forced to interact with one of these Mexican immigrants, whom he usually ignores on a day to day basis, on a very personal level. The invisible wall between white people and Mexicans has been breached, and it is at this point that his carefully assembled, real-world ignorant values will begin to fall apart. Chapter two introduces readers to the shocking lifestyle of Cándido and América, and they see that they live like the animals that Delaney is so fascinated with, truly becoming a part of nature in order to survive. A badly injured Cándido retreats within himself and thinks back to his past in Mexico, a tendency that will recur anytime Cándido or América is undergoing great stress or pain.
It shows that he is willing to go through lots of stuggle in order to achieve his goal. Once he found out the bad news of Rosa’s untimely death “he had a vision of anger spreading through him like a malignant tumor, sullying the best hours of his life” (Allende pg 36). Trueba decided to leave to the countryside after Rosa’s death. Heading south indicates that Trueba is “digging deep into his own subconscious,” (Foster pg 170) trying to escape the city and all the bad memories he has there. “Literary geography is typically about humans inhabiting spaces, and at the same time the spaces that inhabit humans” (Foster pg 166).
For instance people with dementia can be affected by grief as in the most common of circumstances they are elderly and may have suffered the loss of a partner. Greif can affect people in a variety of ways and emotionally it can suppress a person’s appetite leading to dehydration and mal nutrition, or someone comfort eating and eating excessive amounts leading to weight gain and possibly someone becoming obese. 2. Explain how poor nutrition can contribute to an individual’s experience of dementia. If someone has poor nutrition
Through Smoke Signals and salmon, one is able to apply Lucy Lippard’s Framework of Power. In the movie, Victor, along with Thomas, goes to Arizona to bring the ashes of his deceased father (Arnold Joseph) back home. Along the way to Arizona, the two young men face racism and hatred against their American Indian background. Objective Power, or subjects that control others, is like the dominant white power over American Indians. The cowboys taking Victor and Thomas’ seats on the bus is analogous to the whites taking American Indian land; once taken over by the whites, it is too bad for the Indians, because they have to go find somewhere else to sit or call home.
The title itself ‘Of mice and men’ foreshadows the events that unfold and the ultimate tragedy of all the characters referring to Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’ This is virtually the whole story - The shattered dream, the grief and pain instead of the promised plan. Steinbeck accomplishes a number of goals in the first chapter of his story. He sets the tone and atmosphere of the story's location as the story takes place in the time of the great depression when during this period of failed businesses, harsh poverty and long term unemployment, hoards of migrant workers came to California from other parts of America in search of work. These men mostly traveling alone, migrating from ranch to ranch on short term, poorly paid contracts, this being the only type of work available to them. Steinbeck employs great economy of language and pays careful attention to word choices and repetition.
This processes may inncur much weeping and sorrow. The next phase is Disorganisation and despair; this phase is where the person grieving becomes more and more disattached with their normal acrivities and becomes apathetic, yet still feeling increased despair inside. The final stage of this modal is know as Reorganisadtion and recovery. This stage is where the grieving person gets back to normality and starts to reorgnise their life. Though they still griev over the deceased, the momories of their death are taken over by positive memories of their life.
In short, A.J inflicts desolation and devastation. Hassan, angered by A.J, tells him to never return and calls him foul names. There is another fast paced shift to the market place – where drugs are obtained. This is where Lee and many other characters discuss the totalitarian government of Annexia. After this point, everything goes south.
“Tom lost his patience and his piety-‘The devil take me,’ said he, ‘if I have made a farthing!’ Just then there were three loud knocks at the street door. He stepped out to see who was there. A black man was holding a black horse which neighed and stamped with impatience” (251). The Devil makes a contract with Tom Walker in which Tom becomes rich at the cost of his soul. At the end, he unintentionally calls the Devil and is whisked away by The Devil ending the story.