People began flocking to California when they started hearing stories about the gold rush, dreams of making it rich, gold lying around just waiting for you to grab it. The gold rush began when james w. marshall found some at sutter mill in Coloma californai. He probably shouldn’t have told anybody because after he did about 300,000 people showed up looking for gold, good for making cities out west but bad for james. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852.
The plot is set up in a way that causes it to be quite interesting to even those who are most loathing of history. Giardina does a remarkable job of telling a compelling and gripping story, creating authentic and believable characters, and evoking moods that enhance the setting of the novel. The story is not told from solely one point of view as most novels are. In Giardina’s cogent novel there are four different narrators that each contribute their own perspective of the events surrounding the coal war and the Battle of Blair Mountain. The four narrators are; CJ Marcum, Rondal Lloyd, Carrie Bishop, and Rosa Angelelli.
Without pictures being incorporated, the only way a reader would get the humor from certain homeowners in the essay smoking while complaining about germs and smells in there houses would be to explain it in a boring, detailed paragraph. Having smells as the primary focus of the essay makes writing it a graphic novel style even more of a logical choice, too. Even if Barry had taken a few pages to describe it, it still wouldn’t have the same affect on the reader that a picture does, because the old, cliché saying, “A picture speaks a thousand words” is completely true. Though it has been done, it is really hard to make a serious point with a graphic novel. In my opinion, comics are meant for entertainment and enjoyment, not business or getting a serious point across.
Burnham on the other hand is using the fair as an opportunity as a means of proving he could do something great after being rejected from Harvard (376). Burnham was a great man and a hard worker is contrast to Holmes who was evil and used murders and scams to get what he wanted. The juxtaposition between the two characters definitely improved the structure of the novel and helped it become better organized. They definitely worked well together because the two events did overlap and were connected. I however, would have preferred reading solely about Holmes and his murders because I just wasn’t all that interested in the Burnham plot.
English 10B March 28, 2012 “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”: Regionalism Regionalism writing describes how regions don’t all have the same feel. It gives the unique quality and details of the region. “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain shows regionalism by using tall tale, hyperbole, and local color. Local color plays and important role as regionalism in this story. Local color is a literary device used to help the reader understand the certain features of where the story is taking place.
Money, Money, Money! The Goal to Strike It Rich in California Nina Byas CUSH 101 November 25, 2014 Final Paper People wanted more gold; they strived for it, so they went on a quest to find it. The California Gold Rush began around 1848. It was James W. Marshall who started it all (Krensky 1). He had found pieces of gold at Sutter’s Mill in a river.
Hemingway is one of my favorite authors because I feel as if he captures the essence of reality that people can relate to as well as portray a more fictitious setting that most people usually don’t come across. *Although these short stories all have different multiple themes within themselves, you can tie them all together to the inner struggles and conflicts that the characters face throughout the story. First, in the short story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, a setting is described at a train station that is indicative of how the relationship between the protagonists are at a crossroads. This setting is so meaningful because of the fact that on one side of the station it seems to be dry and barren symbolizing emptiness, loneliness and death, while the other side is full of light and hills that emphasize life and fertility. We can see throughout the story that the girl is torn between the choices she has to make and constantly looks over at the two landscapes in between the station.
The discovery spread across Newspapers which eventually landed in the hands of President James K. Polk. After he confirmed that the news was valid in his state of the union address in 1848, the rush immediately began. Prospectors began traveling from all over the United States to California via land, and by sea, since it was becoming more accessible at that time. People from all over the world came to California in hopes of hitting jackpot and creating a lifetime of wealth. Although not everyone was able to become wealthy through the gold rush, it did allow business to develop and transformed California in general.
Making a Gold Rush: Through the Good Times and the Bad The first two years of the Gold Rush seemed to be California’s miners most lucrative years, whereas I tend to disagree with Rohrbough and his statement that “the Gold Rush…generated a complex and highly competitive economy that conferred advantages on those with capital and luck and that ignored men who possessed neither.” Success is determined with what you choose to do with your earnings and how successful you were, as well as the investments that were made during the first years of the Gold Rush. Luck has nothing to do with the less profitable 49ers, the deteriorating conditions of the placers and areas in which they mined for years after the overwhelming influx of miners and immigrants
Decriminalize Drugs? Drugs have come a long way, ever since man has existed. The topic of legalizing drugs or decriminalizing in California is a sensitive topic, such that people are for and against. There is a lot of pros along with cons. Pros, it can influence the economy by taxing it and generate billions; the con, no one could tell or know what society would react to such outcomes.