Imagine being blamed for a crime you never committed and being hunted down because of it. You are then forced to run away from your home, all you ever knew just to escape. This is what happens to the main character, Crispin in “Crispin: The Cross of Lead” by Avi. Crispin, known as “Asta’s son” has to flee from his village when he is declared a wolf’s head, meaning anyone could kill him, after he was framed for a crime. Even though it might not be initially obvious, Crispin is a hero on a quest, as he fits the exact description of a hero on a quest from “How to Read Literature like a Professor” by Thomas C. Foster.
Although John fell victim to Don Hector’s betrayal, he still felt the need to explain himself. He wanted the happiness he felt when he joined the ranch to last longer. John wanted to mend the patch with Don Hector and meet Alejandra again. However, when he arrived at the ranch,Don Hector and Alejandra already left. Instead, he found Senora Alfonsa, Alejandra’s great-aunt. Senora Alfonsa bailed the boys out of prison “because of Alejandra [and in return] she wont see [him] again”. Although Alejandra helped persuade her aunt to bail the boys out of prison, her decision created false hope for John. John believed that his old life would return to him once he left prison. But he showed up to the ranch to find everyone left him. He could no longer rely on anyone, which twisted the many knives that people left in his body. Everyone around John betrayed and hurt John to the point that he became numb to the
I think this is an important part of the book, because later on I think the Hound will play a larger role in the books. Perhaps, the Hound will hunt him down or even injure him, or
In the book Crispin the Cross of Lead by Avi, the story begins by introducing Asta’s son (later called Crispin), an orphan around the age 13, whose life is full of unanswered secrets. It wasn't till later when Crispin realizes that things untold have been kept away from him. Not just secrets about his lost, unknown father but also his trustworthy, caring mother, who he trusted since birth. Avi writes this story as an influencing book with life-changing lessons. One message in which he tells the reader is discovering the truth can change a person’s view of others and themselves.
To start off with, John travelled into a forbidden area and he started seeing much more then he was supposed to see and that is when he started losing fear. In the story it states, “The north and the west and the south are good hunting ground, but it is forbidden to go east. It is forbidden to go to any of the Dead Places except to search for metal […] These are the rules and the laws; they are well made. It is forbidden
When he was 19 John surrendered to a sheriff, and was sent to jail. At the same age he broke out of jail and began stock raising. Every person he killed, his family hid the bodies.
Then, the next day, he would let them out with some supplies. They would have to survive 3 days to win and leave safely. But it was near impossible because if ever someone got close, he would let out his dogs. It was the murder strategy that never failed. Until Rainsford came along.
It plays a big role because john and a young girl that is only like 11 have sex and back in that day, doing that was one of the worse things to do even if he was in a high rank in the town. And him following her into the woods when all of the girls went into there too and were trying to contact the devil also makes him look worse following them and having a thing with one of the girls and not telling people that something happen or that he was there.
In Avi’s Crispin, Asta’s son, Crispin, is mistakenly charged with burglary and the murder of a priest. After the death of his mother, the steward of the manor proclaims him a wolf’s head, where anyone may take his life without punishment. Crispin escapes his village, Stromford, in a perilous adventure to explore liberty. On his jeopardous journey, he is hunted down by his foes, who are destined to take his life. On his journey, he encounters a juggler called Bear, who greatly impacts his life for the better. Although Crispin is not capable of having his own opinions and being individualistic, at the start of the novel, by the end, he justifies that he is deserving of being able to navigate through the world with his new life and ways of thinking
Dear, Mr. Stienback Bamm the bun goes off. And the entire forest goes silent. Even though the ending of the book mice of men was sad I believe that George did the right thing. All of the foreshadowing, characterization, and symbols I believe aloud the reader to understand why George did the right thing.
Having her address he began to case her home. For several weeks he watched her comings and goings. Based on his surveillance he was able to determine that the homeowner leaves everyday at 8:45am to bring her children to school and does not return until 9:45am. He was able to determine that the rear entry was less visible to neighbor’s which is why he decided to use the rear door. John clearly demonstrates rational choice based on situational risks he observed. John decides to act when he knows the homeowner will not be home and the risks are low. He made it a point to plan his attack which is also explained as a rational choice.