mining camps were commonly located throughout the state of California due to its vast deposits of gold along the American River (Stevens).”The Luck of Roaring Camp” is an accurate description of the Gold Rush. The camp is an assembly of man about one hundred strong, and with every man comes a different ethnic background. Bret Hatre says,” One or two of these men were actual fugitives from justice, some were criminals and all were reckless”(6). Even though these men of “The Luck of Roaring Camp” were
The Human Behind Bravado Bret Harte’s 1868 story “The Luck of Roaring Camp” illustrates how those who may act tough, still care on the inside. Harte’s story is depicting,m the lives of those who moved to mining camps in California during the Gold Rush. The gold rush started in 1848 and ended in 1855. The majority of those who moved were men of rough character, occasionally there was a woman. The bravado of these men is what made the camps seem like a harsh place to be. Some of these men “were actual
American dream is different for each and every person. Literature is a great medium to see this idea in. The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte, Chicago by Carl Sandburg, and I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger are all example in literature of how the American dream can vary from person to person and does not have just one rigid definition. First, let’s look at The Luck of Roaring Camp. The short story starts out with the only woman in the mining community, Cherokee Sal, giving birth to a
In none of these books, which concern themselves with mothering, sex roles, relationships, and societal prescriptions for women, is compulsory heterosexuality ever examined as an institution powerfully affecting all these; or the idea of "preference" or "innate orientation"