In Bret Harte’s “The Outcasts of Poker Flat “(1869), the mining camp of Poker Flat believes the only way to become a town is to banish a group of people called the ¨outcasts¨. However, many of the steps taken to get rid of this group are just as wicked as the crimes committed by the outcasts . Through conflicts between different groups of people, the story conveys the theme that hypocrisy leads to the realization of truth. Some of the main hypocritical events in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” are when the townsfolk want to rob Oakhurst, when Oakhurst helps Tom Simson, and when the Duchess and Piney are thought of as equal when found dead.
Young kids can be easily affected by their surroundings. They learn from the roles of their teachers and their fellow students and peers. This is clearly demonstrated in Ender’s Game, a science fiction novel written by Orson Scott Card. It shows how Ender Wiggin, a very young boy, is put into a position of leadership and what he learns through this experience, Through a computer game, Ender learns that he is a very clever killer. Through his experience as commander, Ender learns that being strict will help him be a better leader and win games. Finally, his experience with Shen and Bernard teaches Ender that having humor will easily allow him to make friends. Overall, Ender’s experience in Battle School teaches him many things about
Matthew’s Gospel has been understood as Jewish-Christian in outlook. Matthew had a number of purposes for writing the Gospel. One was “to instruct and exhort members of his community.” He has two broad categories of material: narrative and discourse. Many scholars conclude “Matthew’s primary intent was to write a handbook for church leaders to assist them in preaching, teaching, worship, mission, and polemic.” In his Gospel, Matthew focused clearly on
The first similarity between these two characteristics is that they have limited views of their wives. Throughout the story John constantly thinks of the narrator as a child. First he puts her in a child’s
Abigail starts off by using an emotional appeal, and saying all she ever has is free time to sit and think, while John never has anytime to himself. she spends day after day thinking about the past, and anticipating the future. John is putting so much time and energy into his country he never has any time to just sit and breath. “All domestic pleasures and enjoyments are absorbed in
The Outcasts of Poker Flat Summary and Analysis Poker Flat, a small town in rural California, is experiencing some turmoil in its infrastructure; after an incident involving a large loss of money, horses, and men, a secretive committee in the town decides to purge itself of undesirables, either by hanging or exile. Among those exiled are John Oakhurst, a gambler, Uncle Billy, a drunkard, and two prostitutes, Duchess and Mother Shipton. They attempt to travel to a nearby town, but after several hours they decide to rest in a cabin, and are intercepted by Tom Simons and Piney Woods, two fresh-faced young people who are heading to Poker Flats to get married. In the night, Uncle Billy runs off with the horses and some provisions, leaving the
From the beginning moments in the story of The Outcasts of Poker Flat, starting when there is talk in the town of Poker Flat about plans to rid the community of improper persons gambling main character, John Oakhurst, contained himself and remained cool and collected about the situation he was becoming aware of. Bret Harte’s use of voice portrays a calming effect for the reader that lessens the dramatic upsets of the situations in the story being told. The town of Poker Flat was determined to get rid of a specific four characters who were cause for trouble and harm to the community, the expert gambler John Oakhurst, a prostitute referred to as “The Duchess”, the owner of a brothel whom they called “Mother Shipton”, and a suspected thief and drunk “Uncle Billy”. Throughout the story multiple situations arise among the characters that are cause for distress and concern, but the voice Harte uses to tell the story reduces the concern of the readers.
Hamlet will forever be known as a classic example of a morally ambiguous character. He is to choose between avenging his father's death, or standing back and doing nothing, thus a cycle of death and questionable actions creates his moral ambiguity. Since the early writings of Hamlet, morally ambiguous characters have been a reoccurring theme in literature. In Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," four criminals in the Old West are exiled from their town, and the outcasts' morals are challenged. Throughout the story, the characters change, and the reader can not decipher if they are good or evil.
Liar’s Poker, by Michael Lewis, is a book that thoroughly looks into the author’s life as a broker on Wall Street working for Salomon Brothers, the most profitable firm in the 1980’s. Michael Lewis graduated from The London School of Economics and decided to take his career into trading when offered a job by the top- trading firm. At this time, the mortgage market started booming, and money was flowing all over Wall Street.
During the play, Abigail’s dishonest, deceptive, and selfish nature is revealed. In the play Abigail was a liar she was and she had gotten other people in trouble to save herself. In the play John Proctor has an affair on his wife with Abigail and then reason all this happens is to kill or get rid of John Proctor’s wife. If you John proctor would not .have had the affair Abigail would have different traits.
In the play John fights against the court claiming that all the girls are lying but eventually fails. Abigail and John share both similarities and differences throughout the play.
The buggers from Orson Scott Cards Enders game and subsequent novels, at first appear to be bug eyed monsters, a science fiction cliché. However as the story develops it becomes apparent that the buggers are much more than just a cliché, they develop as a sentient species, they undergo a transformation from varelse, “the true alien” (speaker 34) into raman “the stranger that we recognise as human but of another species”. (34) As this transformation occurs Ender learns a great deal from the buggers, in this manner card illustrates that there is much one can learn from the transformation of varelse to raman.
In Ted Kooser’s “A Birthday Card”, the poet is expressing how much his aunt cares about and loves him. This poem is about the relationship between the poet and his aunt show in this birthday card. Even though his aunt is very sick and weak, she still trying her best to write him a birthday card and wishes him with love. The setting for this poem is in poet’s forty-fourth birthday, his aunt who is in her eighties with a lot of illness and still uses all of her strength to write this birthday wishes to him. In this poem, the poet uses the third person point of view to describe the birthday card and the love though it from his aunt. This poem does not have several stanzas. It is a one piece, unbroken and continuous poem. The poet is writing this poem mainly from his feeling to tell his reader how great his aunt is. Ted Kooser always writes his poem from his past experiences and life events. In this poem, he is using the birthday card to show the reader one of the important person appears in his life and what did that person do to touches his heart. This poem is about the love from his aunt and how the poet expresses it on a short length poem.
To any sports fan, names such as Babe Ruth and Joe Namath are synonymous with gods, geniuses and pioneers in their respective sports. However, amongst poker players; the name Doyle Brunson can often be referenced in the same manner as the Lord in Church. Brunson, now an old man with gray balding hair and more money than he could count, is still to be found at one of the many poker tables in the oasis in the desert we call Las Vegas. In fact, Brunson is so good, about twenty years ago he wrote a book to strengthen his competition. The book "Super System" is considered to be the poker bible as well as the foremost learning tool used by professional poker players. To this day it is the greatest publication on No Limit Texas Hold `em