Gracie tried to hold the family together and take care of them when Beth couldn’t, but it proved too much. She was raped by one of Jake’s drinking buddies and then took off to visit her “best mate” Toot. Later that night, while Beth had been out for hours looking for her, Gracie came home only to be terrorized by Jake. When Beth came home, Jake told her Gracie went out back. Beth went out there only to find Gracie hanging from a tree. She cut her down from the tree, but it was too late, she was dead.
Grace Blakely is the main character of All Fall Down. She is very daring and stubborn and she has been through a lot for a girl her age. Her brother and father are both in the military and she is now living with her grandfather in Adria. Grace was thirteen when she watched her mother die in a fire and while everybody says it was an accident, Grace knows it was not. She knows her mother was murdered and she watched it happen with her own two eyes. Everyone except for Noah at the moment, believes Grace is crazy and she was just seeing things because of all the smoke or not wanting to remember the very tragic accident as just that, an accident. Grace has always been daring and that gives her a quality many people look for in a friendship.
Making Of A Murderer was a Netflix documentary about a man named Steven Avery who was convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach, along with his 16 year old nephew Brendon Dassey. I believe Dassey shouldn’t have been tried for murdering Teresa Halbach for many reasons such as, his mental capacity, the police interrogation tactics used on him, and the inconsistencies in his story and testimony.
When the truth seems too good to be true should people still believe it? When people explain episodes from the war or certain details the claims at times can become too crazy, which makes them unbelievable. In addition to being unbelievable, the state of being truthful can sometimes be extremely hurtful. This causes people to branch away from the truth and even make stories easier on the ears. Ultimately, most people enjoy hearing stories that sound truthful and have some kind of moral, yet the truth can be hard to accept.
Marlee watched as the first visitor approached the door from the upstairs window. He was sitting upstairs cooking shrimp in a pot of oil. He was kind of confused to see a crazed person approach the abandon house at 9 p.m. This visitor looked old and weary. It was an old lady who was carrying a purse, while she was walking up to the house she took out a key like she lived there. Marlee was so scared he thought he was in the wrong house. He quickly called Max and told him to get over to the house right away! The old lady walked inside and started to walk up the stairs. She soon opens the creaky door who reveals frightened Marlee sitting in a boxy chair in the corner. Thats when she started screaming at the top of her lungs, her head was turning red like a cherry, it looked like her head was going to explode. Marlee took off running.
“‘Just plain medical doctors. Medical doctors in general practice. That’s all the law requires. We have sanity hearings in this county every year for the purpose of committing people to the institution. We never call anybody in Larned or psychiatric institutions of any kind. Our own local physicians attend to that matter Its no great job to find whether a man is insane. Or an idiot or an imbecile… It’s entirely unnecessary, a waste of time to send the defendants to Larned’” (267).
She says, “Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead” (Amenabar, 2001). Grace did not want to believe her. At the end, Grace got a gun and was suddenly into her insanity character and started to shoot the servants. Now every bullet she shot it would go throw them and not die. She was literally losing her mind and finally Mrs. Mills explained to her that she killed her children and then herself because of her insanity that Grace never knew about.
Grace made it clear that she was determined to find out who her father was. She kept on asking and asking. Also because she had so much determination by the thoughts she had about needing a real friend. She was adamant on getting one in Martha’s Vineyard. I knew from the beginning that she really wanted to know about her father and her mother’s childhood. She kept asking and asking. It wasn’t until she was 16 when she would find her answers. What you wouldn’t know from the beginning was that she was so brave. That point really wasn’t proven until she went to Mr. Sutton’s
This is when she met Randy Newhouse. He was three years younger than her and, “looked like a cross between Jesus and Kris Kristofferson” (Smith 218). Grace was physically attracted to Randy and soon they began having an affair. Randy had Grace meet him at the Per-Flo Motel on the other side of town as often as they could. Grace lied to Travis and his sisters as to where she went during these times until one day, travis's sister got suspicious and had travis follows Grace to where she met Randy. When Grace got home they confronted her and even though she begged Travis for forgiveness, he would not even acknowledge her. So, she left and went to live with Randy and even left her two girls behind, Her and Randy had a virulent relationship and Grace began to drink heavily and smoke marijuana. They had some fun times but not good times. “When Randy came home from work, I’d jump on him like a dog on a bone and then we'd go out and eat at Taco Bell, which i lived, and then we'd get high or drunk” (Smith 235). Finally, when Grace found a young womans bra in Randys truck they fought about it and he left to Gatlinburg. After searching for him with no luck Graece went back home and then moved in with some old family friends. She seemed to get her life back; she got a new job and was trying to be healthier and even after all the bad things that happened in her life she found her way to Jesus and became saved, the way she had pretended to all her life. “I close my eyes to see him drifting in time and maybe sleep for a little while but then i am awake, suddenly terribly awake, and it is time. The spirit comes down on me hard like a blow to the top of my head and runs all over my body like lighting...It is a joy which spreads all through my body, all through this sinful old body of mine...I cannot help but laugh as I start down the hill, for the spirit is a joyful thing” (Smith 271). Perhaps Grace
She feels a raging heat from the inside of her. She has felt like this for a while and never talked about it so she wouldn’t worry others. Grace could no longer stand the heat and screams. Sam is in Grace’s home past the curfew and when her parents see Sam they forbid Grace from seeing him. Once they understand that Grace has some type of disease they take her to the hospital. This “disease” is not really a disease, as Sam has always known. When Grace was younger she was bitten by a wolf but never transformed like the others. According to Sam the bite is taking ahold of Grace but is not strong enough to completely take over. Once Grace is in the hospital Isabella, Cole, and Sam form a plan to get Grace where she is supposed to go, the woods. They group goes through with the plan. They are successful and Grace is finally with the pack she was supposed to be with years
Kyra Helms Professor Sam DeStefano English 121 12 October 2014 “The Charms of Murder”: The Meanings Behind it All When reading “The Charms of Murder” an essay by David Thomson, from a Narrative Magazine, I realized that this was about so much more than the act of murder. David Thomson made me realize how involved and entertained the world is by death by providing a few examples.