The pace before he steals the pie is very fast, making the reader wonder if Soto was caught or not. When later succeeding in slipping pass the clerk with a pie hidden behind his coffee lid Frisbee he runs down the street. Soto assures himself that “no one saw” and he feels as is a burden was taken of his shoulders. He feels assured and sits on somebody’s lawn ready to delve into his forbidden pie. Until a neighbor comes out of the house looking for his mail, that’s when Soto runs off with his pie somewhere else.
Mr. Van Daan was very calm at the beginning of the movie to. In the middle of the story Mrs. Frank had noticed that each night the bread was smaller than it was when she left it the next day. When every one was sleeping, Mr. Van Daan got up and tore a chunk off the bread loaf. While he was tearing the bread, he hit something and it fell over. Mrs. Frank heard the big loud noise and jumped up screaming at Mr. Van Daan “we all thought it was the rats eating the bead” “But it was you” Mr. Van Daan finally realized what he had did was wrong, but Mrs Frank was not done yelling at him.
The thoughts of his friends degrading him for eating “Asian” food for lunch dwelled in his subconscious for months, or perhaps even years. Pedro’s solution was simple: get rid of the traditional Asian food and eat whatever everyone else eats, which was Lunchables. He simply wanted to fit in and not be teased anymore. He felt utter humiliation, so refraining himself from bringing what his mom packed him for
“ I thought back to times we’d sat still for afternoons , never moving a muscle, just shifting our weight along the ground, talking to whoever sat with us, watching things. He’d always had a joke, then, too, and now you couldn’t get him to laugh, or when he did it was more the sound of a man choking , a sound that stopped up the throats of other people around him” (Erdrich 112-113.) Lyman and Henry’s brotherly relationship had taken a turn for the worse. While Henry was gone Lyman purchased a television set for the family, which he he regretted not having when Henry started to watch it. “ He sat in front of it, watching it, and that was the only time he was completely still.
Twenty minutes later, the meals arrived, which wasn’t too bad in timing, but they came out cold. To me, this means they were prepared earlier but sat too long because a waiter/waitress forgot about them. The bar was out of wine but no alternative beverage was offered. Two additional requests had to be made for silverware and napkins. The manager was sought and Mr. Wallace was given a second serving of cannelloni but the rest of the family ate their cold meals.
They slept most of the day and traveled by night. They were worried that they were going to miss the town. “We talked about Cairo, and we wondered whether we would know it when we got to it I said likely we wouldn’t, because I had heard say there warn’t but a dozen house there, that would show.” During their journey to get Jim to Cairo, Huck’s conscience started to make him feel guilty for what he had done. Huck conscience is telling him to turn in Jim; he’s contemplated telling someone by paddling ashore by morning. As Huck was nearing the shore, two white men with guns stopped to talk to him and so he also stopped.
When Karl finished his story and asked forgiveness from Simon, Simon became psychologically overwhelmed with everything that had happened. His choice was to not forgive the dying man. He chooses simply to walk out of the room in silence. That night he discussed this with his friends and they applauded him for vengeful, religious, and logical reasons. But that was not enough for Simon.
We see how selfish and self centered the narrator is as he has thoughts of, “this blind man” “coming to sleep in [his] house” and telling his wife “maybe [he] could take him bowling” (22). The narrator’s jealousy and lack of interest in Robert’s visit is blatantly apparent. While his wife goes to the depot to pick up Robert
People would creep in at night on Eli’s father and hit him to be able to steal the little food he had. I will never forget the image of the sick father getting beat for his food because that was his food and nobody had the right to steal it. He was sick and the little food he had he needed. I felt pain when I read of this part in the book. The pain the father must have been in trying to fight for his food and then getting it taken from him and having to feel hunger and sick.
He makes up a metaphor about a hotel having food and him politely singing for food everyday and they tell him they do not have any even though he has seen it. He stands outside singing his way “we are hungry please let us in!” After time goes by of begging the song is going to change to “we hungry we need some food!” After weeks go by of no food the song changes to “give me some food I'm going to break down the door!” He than says after years it changes to just picking the lock and getting what you need to survive. In the interview Tupac gives this metaphor as his reasoning to why he is so full of rage. That is a metaphor for black people “asking” for equality. Tupac says “we asked with the panthers and we asked with the civil rights movement now it is time to act.” Even though Tupac was so “pro black” and not many white people who be caught dead listening to his music, now in the twentieth century it is common for any one to listen to any artist from any race.