Jenny Horn English Oral Report The Lovely Bones Summary: The narrator of The Lovely Bones, Susie Salmon, is a normal fourteen year-old girl. She is on her way home from school when she is stopped by a man who wants to show her something in the cornfield. Susie thinks she can trust this man because he is a neighbor who knows her parents. Unfortunately, this man, George Harvey, is a serial killer who rapes and murders Susie. Susie is quickly taken to the in between, where she meets Franny, her guide in the afterlife.
Secrets In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens is seeking to find the truth behind her mother Deborah Owens’s death. Since her mother’s death Lily’s life is incomplete, she hears stories from her father (who she calls T-Ray) about her mother but does not believe them. She has been living with guilt since that one night after killing her mother. T-Ray tells Lily that her mother ran away and left her behind, Lily believes he is just saying to punish her, and does not believe what he says. She says, “What if my mother leaving wasn’t true?
Karim Hassoun Hassoun 1 Period 1 January 15, 2008 Ms. Zalaha The Lovely Bones In The Lovely Bones, a small town girl named Susie Salmon gets raped and murdered while walking home from school one afternoon. Poor Susie had no one around to neither help her nor hear her desperate cry’s for help. Her father Jack Salmon took Susie’s death the worst. He felt he had failed his duty as a father by not protecting Susie. Jack felt he needed to get revenge on his daughter‘s killer.
The slaying of Susie devastated her whole town and brought them closer together. Losing such a young and bright student such as Susie in a horrible way such as murder and rape, the town would react in the same manner because murder never took place in their small Pennsylvania town. Death is portrayed as a sad and depressing entity. Although everyone will experience some sort of death in their lifetime, many do not know how to handle a sudden and brutal one. For the Salmon family, the death of their daughter Susie is a tremendous task to try and cope with because of how she died.
He invites her to follow him to a "club house" that he dug into the ground, supposedly for the neighborhood boys and girls to play in. Thinking that nothing bad will happen she follows him in to the dugout hole in the field. Once she has been in the hole with him for a reasonable amount of time she begins to feel uneasy and try's to leave. She struggles to get out the hole but he forcers her to stay, he then pins her down rapes her then cruelly murders her. Susie spends the rest of the story trying to send messages to her family about her murderer, and help them find her murderer to ease both her, her parents and her friends.
Kristina's parents had separated when she was quite young and her father moved far away after the divorce. Her mother, because of her hate towards her ex-husband, rarely gives him the chance to see his daughter. However, Kristina goes to visit him for three weeks and soon realizes her and her father barely know each other anymore. This greatly troubles her, and she finds it difficult to be around him. She is also upset with her mother, who is dating a new man and as a result seems to be a completely new person all together.
This cant be answered unless you know the events Janie had to overcome during her childhood. The movie does a great job of showing Janie's disgust for Logan Killicks. Although Janie has absolutely no interest in Logan, she ends up marrying him. There was no love in their relationship, the only reason Janie's nanny made her marry was because she was scared, scared that she would die and Janie would be left alone with nothing. Nanny wanted to feel like Janie was stable, so she could rest in peace.
He is completely matter-of-fact about the situation surrounding his mother’s death, and he gives her an excuse. Instead of explaining that she was depressed about her life and her son’s estrangement, he states: “Apparently, my mother had always refused to eat fugu, but on this particular occasion she had made an exception, having been invited by an old schoolfriend whom she was anxious not to offend.” He gives his mother a reason for death, as opposed to the real reason. The young girl in “The Moths” refuses to accept the death of her grandmother as well, but for different reasons. Her family is cruel to her, and she is an outcast. She fights with her sisters who call her “bull hands” and are very mean.
John is a physician and believes that his wife is only suffering from a “temporary nervous depression-a slight hysterical tendency” (70) and due to this condition she should obtain plenty of rest, air and exercise but absolutely no work. The narrator is a writer that is forbidden to write because her husband believes that any form of society or stimulus could cause her condition to deteriorate further. As the story continue you beginning to understand the relationship between the narrator and her husband John. John seems to be very controlling and throughout the story berates his wife, while treating her like a small child that needs caring for. Every attempt that is made by the narrator to express her concerns is met with opposition or disregard.
If the grandmother stopped preaching about how the new world has fallen from the Christian faith, and opened her eyes to her real life, she would have saved the whole family from the misfit. Garo 2 The grandmother’s son, Bailey, seemed exhausted of having to take care of his own mother. He doesn’t bother raising his head when his mother is trying to get him to read the paper about “the misfit.” This creates Foreshadowing and a bit of irony to the story because in the end the misfit is what brings him and his family to his demise. Not only does he ignore his mother, but when she wants to take the children to see the old plantation, he sighs, gets aggravated and didn’t want to be bothered. Although her tired son may have a good soul, he is not a good man in the sense he seems tired and lifeless in the story.