A Year Down Yonder The 4/5 A class just finished reading “A Year Down Yonder”. This Newberry Award winning sequel to “A Long Way From Chicago” is written by Richard Peck. “A Year Down Yonder” stars Mary Alice Dowdel and her trigger-happy grandma, the one and only and feared Grandma Dowdel. Mary Alice’s parents have gone off to find better jobs, amidst the Great Depression and her older brother, Joey has joined the C.C.C (Civilian Conservation Corps.) And the only place left for Mary Alice is her not-so-ladylike grandma, in her not-so-sleepy Illinois town.
Every summer from 1929-1935, in A Long Way from Chicago, Joey Dowdel and his younger sister, Mary Alice, are sent to spend a week with their grandmother in her small Illinois town located halfway between Chicago and St. Louis. Not even the big city crimes of Chicago offer as much excitement as Grandma Dowdel when she outwits the banker, sets illegal fish traps, catches the town's poker playing business men in their underwear, and saves the town from the terror of the Cowgill boys. Now an old man, Joe Dowdel remembers these seven summers and the "larger than life" woman who out-smarted the law and used blackmail to help those in need.. Joey Dowdel and his sister Mary Alice spend a week in August with their Grandma every year. The two are
Harlan 1 Chloe Harlan Mrs. Tubbs Period 3 02 May 2013 John Proctor; The Tragic Hero In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is portrayed as the tragic hero. He is a man of dignity and integrity, but beneath his tough outer exterior lays a defeated man. Having knowledge of committing adultery, he is gnawed by his feeling of guilt, which leaves him powerless to do anything about it. As the plot of the play unfolds, his admirable characteristics are presented to the reader by his actions that contrast him against other characters in the Puritan town of Salem. Back in the day, Proctor had everything your average Puritan man could want: a goodly farm to ceaselessly toil upon, three goodly sons to discipline, and a goodly wife with whom to make a home.
He was a quiet one, invisible to others. I only noticed him when he had been picked to go with us to explore the island. We laughed, we had fun. We pretended we weren't stuck on an island and were explorers, charting unknown lands. That was probably the first time I truly opened up to any of the islanders and most likely the last.
Steinbeck sets Of Mice and Men against the backdrop of Depression-era America. The conditions of the time victimized workers like George and Lennie, whose quest for land was thwarted by cruel and powerful forces beyond their control, but whose tragedy was marked, ultimately, by steadfast compassion and love. Opinions of Steinbeck’s work have always been mixed. Both stylistically and in his emphasis on manhood and male relationships, which figure heavily in Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Ernest Hemingway. Even though Steinbeck was hailed as a great
Michael Penrose, a fair, non-racist character, offers refuge in his home to Mitsy and Sadako as they were treated barbarically by the general public of the town. He later despises Mitsy and Sadako due to the constant mutterings of the war. In a radio announcemet, the presenter alleges that ‘Japan is not interested in peaceful co-existence with Australia’. This misleading information was just one of the many supplied to the whites. Michael continued to offer sanctuary for Mitsy and Sadako which shows great generosity in the act of true friendship during the heightening tension of the war.
Vonegut also brings William Shakespeare and James Joyce into the picture because they are some of the greatest writers of all time and they never resorted to using large words in their books, instead they used short sentences to convey their stories to the reader .In Vonegut’s essay he says that we Americans are allowed to write anything that we want as stated in the constitution and no one is allowed to tell us otherwise and this is true or else Vonegut wouldn’t have been able to write his essay How to Write
The persona is not subjected to the artificiality of the world at first, and this represents the wonderful times in his life – the symbolic oxymoron and juxtaposition “a pure unadulterated fringe of sky, littered with stars no-one had got around to fixing up yet” exemplifies this concept. Contrasting with this stanza is the one preceding it. The use and capitalisation of imperatives such as “NO BREATHING EXCEPT BY ORDER” represents and foreshadows the troubled times in life. Dawe and Seymour have approached their ideas very differently. Where Seymour aimed to portray how it was important to establish a sense of connection with others, Dawe demonstrates how a lack of connection with others leads to a lack of understanding.
Like when he consoled Helen through her brutal and traumatic experiences with Goethe. In the beginning of the movie Schindler was portrayed as an antagonist, money loving, trifling self center man, but by the end of the movie, he was a hero. A courageous man, who was loved and looked upon in a highly respectable aura by a lot of Jews, and even German
Daisy King-Barbour CST 229 February 27, 2011 Short Paper 1 Journal Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:30 a.m. I open my eyes and thank the Lord for allowing me to see another day. I enjoy listening to all the sounds around me. I check on my mother, children, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. (Christianity and Parent Identity) 9:30 a.m. Thursday’s are laundry day for washing and changing bed linens.