The Legend by Garrett Hongo In memory of Jay Kashiwamura In Chicago, it is snowing softly and a man has just done his wash for the week. He steps into the twilight of early evening, carrying a wrinkled shopping bag full of neatly folded clothes, and, for a moment, enjoys the feel of warm laundry and crinkled paper, flannellike against his gloveless hands. There's a Rembrandt glow on his face, a triangle of orange in the hollow of his cheek as a last flash of sunset blazes the storefronts and lit windows of the street. He is Asian, Thai or Vietnamese, and very skinny, dressed as one of the poor in rumpled suit pants and a plaid mackinaw, dingy and too large. He negotiates the slick of ice on the sidewalk by his car, opens the Fairlane's back door, leans to place the laundry in, and turns, for an instant, toward the flurry of footsteps and cries of pedestrians as a boy--that's all he was-- backs from the corner package store shooting a pistol, firing it, once, at the dumbfounded man who falls forward, grabbing at his chest.
When Julian slowly found out about Frank’s crimes, he thinks that Frank should not be arrested because he is the war hero. Therefore, he abuses his power by putting family loyalty comes before justice and duty. David is also given permission by Wes to get the gun to shoot a coyote but instead he took his power of having a gun for granted and accidentally shot a magpie who was in no
What really amazed me the most was that although he was in a very unfortunate situation and had no clue whether he would make it out or even hear from his loved ones, it didn’t keep him from wanting to help others. He made sure that the wounded were out before anyone and even went back to look for one of his friends that stayed behind. He made it out less than 15 minute before the whole tower collapsed at once. He certainly was relieved and at the same time mourning the death of his lost friends. I couldn’t agree better with Adam when he states and I quote, “America” is not an image it is a concept.
Perry and Dick initially get away with the murder, leaving behind scant clues and having no personal connection with the murdered family. Capote explores the motive again and again within his text, eventually concluding that any real motive for the crime lays within Perry — his feelings of inadequacy, his ambiguous sexuality, and his anger at the world and at his family because of his bad childhood. Dick plays the role of true outlaw, but the impact of the killings weighs heavily on him, and his own role in the murders remains unexplained and
Also there wouldn’t have been a good way of escaping because the men were everywhere and at the time George and lennie were in the brush the men weren’t far from there so there was no way they would have been able to escape the men. George once explained lennie’s disabilities to slim. Before George shot lennie at the back of his head in a merciful killing kind of way he felt very bad and awful like it was said in the book ‘His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis.’ And before he shot lennie it took him quiet some time before he could actually
Alex Van Ness is juror in the Kabuo Miyamoto’s case. His significance is that he states that kabio is innocent and he refuses to side with the other jurors since he does not see any true evidence which is against Kabuo. He is in favour of Kabuo being free and actually saves Kabuo’s life. Alvin Hooks closing statement urges the jurors to imagine Carl in need of help and at the mercy of kabio, who leaps aboard Carl’s boat and kills him with the gaff. He implores the jury to look into the face of the accused man to determine his innocence.
This is because during his Nuremburg trial he accepted his guilt and responsibility for his actions. However, it is thought that Speer knew nothing of the Holocaust and so could have not done anything about it. He was a minister which most countries have during times of war and so did not commit many evil actions, even if the results of his decisions caused many deaths in the war.
Juror #8 can be credited with saving someone’s life. Under intense and hostile scrutiny juror #8 is the only juror to vote not guilty on the stabbing death of a boy’s father. #8 doesn’t believe straight out that this boy is innocent of this crime. #8 believes that it would wrong to send a boy off to be executed without discussing it first. Jurors #3 and #10 are the most hostile of the jurors.
He decides who is wrong and right and is like the law on the ranch. The other men recognize his superiority and never question his actions or decisions, making Slim a constructive role-model for the men, except for Curley. Slim can’t influence Curley and is not a good role-model for him. For example, when Curley’s wife dies, Slim suggests Curley ‘stay with his wife’ but Curley is set on finding Lennie to kill him,