When Thomas offers to lend Victor the money for the trip he insists Victor must take him along. Victor reluctantly agrees and they make the journey together. Along the way, they reminisce about Victor’s father and mend their broken friendship. Victor is noticeably unemotional over his father’s death. The two were obviously distant and yet Victor fulfills his duty as a son and picks up his father’s remains.
The relationship between Bad Blake and his son along with Jeans son also played an important part of the book and film. Jean and her son Buddy become a catalyst for Blake beginning to get his life back on track in the book and in the film version. In the movie, Jean suggests that Blake call his son, but his son does not want a relationship with him. This part of the film was not in the book. In the story, Blake drives to Los Angeles to see his estranged son for the first time in over twenty years, but his son wants nothing to do with him.
Analysis of Victor in This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona This story by Sherman Alexie is about a Character named Victor who went back home with his best friend from his childhood, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, to claim Victor’s father bank account and make some arrangement. Throughout this trip, Victor changes his opinion of indifference toward appreciation of Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who represents the connection, of the Indian, of a member of community, of a symbol. Plot From the story we know that Victor met Thomas Builds-the-Fire when he faced an impasse, that he had not enough money to fly to Phoenix, claimed his father’s bank account and then flew back. He attempted to ask help from Tribal Council but only got one hundred dollars. Even though one hundred dollars was still not enough, he accepted.
With the death of Victor’s father, does this spark a new reunion, enable forgiveness and evoke a better understanding between the two? Victor needs to go to Phoenix to collect his father’s remains and his personal belongings which includes money, personal possessions and a pickup. On the reservation where most people have nothing, any money and equipment can be very useful and valuable. But getting to Phoenix is not as easy as you would imagine. Victor needs money to travel there; he went to the Tribal Council seeking their help, he was only able to get a hundred dollars.
The family having lived in America during the American Great Depression, it is clear that the family was ravaging in poverty and poor education. In fact, Nicole had to be assisted on how to write the letter to his father by the wife because he had no knowledge of how to write one (Mazer, 1993). In abundance desire to share his memories, Nicole found it valuable to invite some of his friends who could dine and share memories together with is his family (Mazer, 1993). Nicole valued his friends as his family, which helps the story buttress the importance of family (Mazer, 1993). According to the story, it is unfortunate that the dog found the goatskin and ate it up making it hard to build the ciramella (Mazer, 1993).
According to www.biography.com Bernie Madoff was born on April 29, 1938 to parents Ralph and Sylvia Madoff. They had come here from Poland and struggled for many years to make ends meet. In the 1950's they became involved in finance but they weren’t successful at it. In fact, the SEC made them close their business because they wouldn’t report their financial condition. At that time Bernie wasn’t interested in finance he would rather spend time with his girlfriend Ruth.
Duddy’s grandfather influenced Duddy with respect to his goal of getting land in life. The Boy Wonder influenced the way in which Duddy attained his land. Duddy Kravitz grew up without much support from his family: his mother, Minnie, died when he was about six years old, and he doesn't remember anything about her, and Max, his father, clearly preferred Lennie, his older son, to Duddy. Max loved to tell his friends stories about the local gangster, the great Boy Wonder over and over again. "Be like the Boy Wonder", he said to Duddy, encouraging him to become a gangster.
Shane and Peter is his older brothers that always teased him when he was about six years old. His most precious thing from his childhood was the red truck he got to his 6 year old birthday. The red truck gave got him to feel better and he sometimes escaped from the humiliations from his older brothers. His relationship with his mother isn’t very great I would assume, because his mother called his girlfriend Sylvia and not him. The red truck is like his best friend.
Is Evans doing his duty as a man to provide for his family through this endeavor he volunteers for or is there a deeper meaning of trying to be the hero he wants his sons to believe that he is? The movie goes back and forth making the viewer see both sides as the dangerous, yet inevitable voyage to the town of Contention is unfolding. The drought has hit the Evans family hard, leaving them with little feed for their cattle, no water in the creek, and a burned down barn. Two-hundred dollars is on the table so-to-speak if Dan can help get a ruthless outlaw Ben Wade, played by Russell Crowe, on the 3:10 train to Yuma Prison. When they reach the town of Contention Evans is presented with a choice.
Regardless, once Andy witnesses how constant travel is negatively affecting Haley’s life – both academically and socially – , Andy resolves to take Haley back to their hometown. When Haley starts attending the high school, she cannot focus due to her concerns regarding her father’s PTSD. However, once Haley meets one of her classmates, Finn, she realizes that she may be able to confide in someone with similar experiences. Powerful, gripping and hard to put down,