Matthew Barrett Mrs. Winterowd English Composition I 27 August 2013 Scene Description from “True Grit” The older, well-worn marshal and young Texas Ranger had already arrived at the ferry to cross the river. They had started much earlier than the girl in order to sneak away into the Indian Territories and leave her behind. The agreement had been to meet at daybreak, and they had figured that an hour head start would be plenty of time and distance to put a smart-mouthed young girl behind them. They could pursue the duties of men charged with bringing in rough men wanted and presumed guilty of heinous crimes; murder was at the top of the list. The men were dressed against the weather.
Few rap stars filled their music or their lives with as much violence as Tupac Shakur, proclaimed Time in its obituary for the performer, adding, his murder forced a culture that glamorized hate to consider the consequences. While Shakurs 16 death by multiple gunshot wounds certainly inspired reflection in the rap world and beyond, Times reduction of his life and work to violent content was not the only point of view. Other observers saw Shakur as a much more complex figure, one who struggled with issues of violence, political power and personal commitment in his music and approached greatness in his film work. He glowed, journalist dream hampton declared in a Request magazine roundtable following Shakurs death. He was a star, and thats such a rare thing.
Many other examples can be observed in short, such as the first person view of a pistol looking down your face from Henry Hill’s wife after she discovers he is cheating, when Henry is strung out on drugs the day of his arrest and we get a first person view of a helicopter above, and the focus on Henry Hills cross necklace as he picks up Karen for their first date. The scene with the cross is especially enjoyable and ironic to me because of all the “sinful” acts that Henry commits on a daily basis, and the fact that Karen’s parents are a different religion and do not respect
Rebecca Wagner Book Report One English 9 Block 4 9/14/11 Ride Like The Wind True Colors by Kristen Hannah is about a crime that shocks a small town, a terrible mistake made by our legal system, sisters who have lost their way, a boy who doesn’t know how to be a man without his father, and true love. I went on a journey to a corner of Washington State, 1992 where girls look forward to the County Fair and sleep in a dusty stall every once and a while. I loved this book and I could relate to a lot of the characters. It was compelling, passionate, and inspiring. It shows that even through hardships, your family will always be there for you.
Beyond the Body Farm is a novel comprised of multiple short stories about some of Dr. Bill Bass’ countless experiences over decades as what some call a “bone detective”. Dr. Bass’ detailed accounts of multiple of his favorite and most challenging cases all show the diversity of methods used and the dedication required to be successful in the field of forensic anthropology. More importantly though, these retellings are meant to educate readers on forensic anthropology beyond the boundaries of CSI type television shows, and illustrate the stark contrast between TV and reality. “Shedding Light on a Victim's Bones” was a case which used UV light extensively to determine the identity of the bones. The initial use of the UV light was to conclude
Acceleration Relationships By: Dawson Berry In the novel Acceleration the main character Duncan finds a diary written by a killer. Duncan decides to find the writer of the diary which leads him on a number of adventures. These adventures have a positive effect on Duncan as well as his relationships with people. One relationship that improves as a result of his adventures is between Duncan and Kim, his ex-girlfriend. The two of them never seemed to get along because Duncan was always over protective.
Michael Connelly The Lincoln Lawyer Аннотация New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life. Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. From bokers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list.
We can also see this gothic atmosphere in chapter six when she writes “the darkness and storm increased every minute, and the thunder burst with a terrific crash over my head (Pg. 48).” Another example of a gothic atmosphere can be seen as Victor describes how he feels when he finds out about the monster killing his brother “ No one can conceive the anguish I suffered during the remainder of the night, which I spent, cold and wet in the open air. But I did not feel the inconvenience of the weather; my imagination was busy in scenes of evil and despair
In my opinion, Mitch Albom’s argument that gun control is necessary was the most effective. In his essay, the short stories about the man gunned down on the freeway, the firefighter being shot while putting out a blaze, and the sixteen year old shot while sleeping really grab the attention of the reader. Albom uses pathos to emotionally appeal the reader. In my case, when I was reading the essay the example stories made me very emotional. While reading the examples, I could not help but to put myself in the shoes of the victim’s family.
• Summary: Gone Baby Gone follows the explosive case of just one missing little girl. But inside this investigation lie secrets and a labyrinthine maze of class and corruption, evil and innocence...all leading up to one man's extraordinary choice in a world where right and wrong have become blurred. (Miramax) For his first time behind the camera as a director, the actor Ben Affleck has chosen a brooding, serious drama about missing children, wayward parents and idealism lost and regained. “Gone Baby Gone” is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the similarly themed “Mystic River,” which Clint Eastwood turned into a modern classic. If Mr. Affleck hasn’t raised his material to that rarefied level, he has taken a satisfyingly tough look into conscience, to those dark places where some men also go astray.