Things are tense, somehow through the whole school, like they 've ripped off some sort of band-aid. Veronica remembered the last time it was like this; this bad. Detention had only been the beginning of conflict, and it made Veronica think about Lilly. Losing her best friend had been the hardest thing in the world, but she thinks about the funeral, sad and tragic, but really the eye of that storm. The funeral had been civil, had been touching, had been sweet at times. Lilly may have been the top of the Neptune social ladder, but everybody ten pegs below couldn 't help but adore from afar. There 'd been kids at the funeral she 'd never seen in her classes, and Veronica tried not to think about that now, where the student population had …show more content…
Actually, Veronica could believe it was genuine dumbfoundedness, since the girl thought it would be cool to date a guy, and also date the guy’s dad. Not to mention someone else, who happens to lead a big, scary, motorcycle gang.
Veronica wasn’t sure what the right play was for all this. Logan could definitely afford to get Weevil a new motorcycle, but Veronica was willing to bet on a cold day in Neptune Hell before that happened. Crooked nose and all, Logan had found a way to smile about his girlfriend cheating on him, and she didn’t bet he’d be willing to take that back for much.
“It’s just getting out of hand,”She finished, making her apologetic-face at Wallace.
“Veronica Mars misses her mommy?” Wallace tried to make her smile. Having not met Lianne Mars, he hasn’t decided what he thinks of her. Someone who took the whole ‘when the going get’s tough, the tough get going’ saying to heart, he thinks, eyeing Veronica who he can’t imagine backing down from anything. “Not to give you another project, but we actually have to do that chem project.”
She groans, and she feels like still groaning when he comes over after school to do the project. It’s mostly painless once she heaps on the sarcasm and orders them pizza; pizza’s still brainfood, even to outcast teenagers, she thinks, and they press on with their grape soda and antacid experiment. After wiping
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Next, Mr. Jamison goes up to the Logan house and requests to talk to Papa. Cassie overhears Mama and Papa’s conversation about what Mr. Jamison wants. Thurston Wallace doesn’t want the Logans to destruct his
Criticisms of American funeral practices have been made publicly aware since the 1920’s, and actually go back to ancient times in the scope of human’s ceremonies for the dead. Since the first published argument against modern funerals various authors joined the movement publishing their disparagements of customs for the deceased; that in essence contend the grandiosity and lavish displays are merely a social and psychological representation of the monetary opportunity of funerals (DeSpelder & Strickland, 2015, p. 306-307). Even further, regarding the encompassing funeral industry as exploiting grieving loved ones for their financial gains, while disregarding the actual needs of modern society (DeSpelder & Strickland, 2015, p. 307).
An hour later, Eva was flagging down a yellow Volkswagen beetle driven by a hyper looking black dude with a close shaven head and a goatee. He was on his way back to the local university campus. The dude was very talkative and kept eying her, asking too many personal questions. He was going back to school after Spring break with his parents and his spoiled brat sister. She was all of ten years old old. Born when his mother was pushing fifty and he was already twelve years old. Up until that point, he had been the apple of his parents eye. Now, he was Juana's trouble making 22 year old
The theme in Poe’s short story, “The Premature burial ‘ is one of extreme fear and its effect that it can have on the human mind and the resulting quality of life. The main character narrates the story in first person and suffers from an internal conflict because he is subjected to an unusual disease he tells us, “for several years I have been subject to the disorder which physicians have agreed to term catalepsy.” So he sporadically becomes catatonic, which leads him to develop a fear of people assuming that when he is in this state, he is dead and therefore they might mistakenly bury him alive. Consequently, he persuades his friends to promise to check whether he is alive or not and asks “that under no circumstances they would bury me until
“Mom, what are you talking about? Don’t you want to come home? Don’t you miss us?” When Logan reached across the table and touched her hand, Veronica heard the little girl in her own voice. “I just don’t understand. Help me understand, why you left- what you’re doing out here? What you’re doing meeting Jake Kane at the the Neptune Grand when you can’t even come see your own daughter or your own husband,” Veronica fought to keep the accusation out of her voice, as Lianne’s hand slapped the lacquer of the bar’s booth table, stunning the three of them into silence.
Days spent trying to comprehend it. “I think I like him a little too much…” Ava said to Carla, the only person she felt comfortable talking to about Layton. “Like I have some neurotic fever or something.” She tugged at her hair. “It is fucking intense, Carla. And I don’t realize just how much until I’m not with him. And I can’t function.”
We, as humans, often get involved only with the issues that affect us or our environment. Furthermore, sometimes we do not see what is happening around us that affects the rest of the society. The article “Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals” by Christopher Ingraham discusses the fact that in West Virginia, the amount of deaths caused (mostly) by overdose has increased so much in recent years that their indigent burial program has ran out of funds to cover funerals for people that do not have the funds to pay for
“Jack Bass” By Marina Rivera Jack Bass is a millionaire who comes from a very wealthy family. About a year ago, his older brother, Bart Bass, passed away. Bart left his son, Chuck Bass, in control of his company called Bass Industries. Jack and Chuck have had a lot of problems in the past. Chuck had a rough past of losing his mom as a kid, drinking, doing drugs, and never feeling loved.
Funerals, like all industries, are changing with the times. The fact that funerals can be referred to as an industry shows just how much they have changed. At one time a funeral was a ritual that offered support to a community by allowing them to fall back on beliefs. Funerals now are less impactful. A funeral today is deritualized and rationalized. They are more of an obligation than a ritual for support.
Have you ever laughed at the most inappropriate moment? In chapter 13 of Dracula by Bram Stoker, Van Helsing laughs hysterically after Lucy 's funeral. How did this come about? Lucy was sleepwalking one night when her friend, Mina, finds her with two puncture wounds on her neck. Lucy continues to have sleep disturbances and becomes pale and weak, requiring several blood transfusions from each of three men who have all asked Lucy to marry them: Arthur Holcomb, Quincey Morris, and Dr. Seward. Dr. Seward 's friend, Van Helsing cared for Lucy during her illness. However, after a terrible night where a wolf 's head came through her window in the middle of the night, killing her mother of heart disease, Lucy is unable to be revived and dies.
Medieval China, as seen in the Stories from a Ming Collection, was characterized by distinct separations between men and women’s abilities, typical old fashioned family structure, and a desire to advance their social status. Throughout all the stories in this book, it dives deep into different aspects of how men and women are treated, how families were structured and how that affects their lives, as well as the values these people held. A very common trend in the stories was how different men and women were treated and the limitations they may or may not had.
Veronica realizes that J.D intended to kill them. His next plan is to kill the last Heather but Veronica wants doesn’t want to do it so instead he plans to blow up the school. After everyone has sign a "petition" which is actually a group suicide note. Veronica shoots J.D making him go outside where he then straps the bomb to himself. Veronica watches as he blows himself up and then goes inside to face Heather Duke.
There she goes. His dream girl. The genius. He would admit it to anyone who would listen. Except for the girl herself. There was no denying it. Hunt Ackworth was hopelessly, endlessly, head-over-heels in love with Lea O’Brennan. Her red curly hair, her pale skin, her glasses, her freckles. Everything about her was just perfect for him. He had finally gotten up the courage and asked her out. Well, sort of. His two best friends, Tucker and Logan, would’t agree to that. But he didn't care. He was just too in love with
Today was funeral day. My mom’s funeral. It was a dark October thursday, the clouds were brewing a storm. A slight breeze disturbed my neck. My uncomfortable suit sleeves bellowed in the cold breeze.. I hadn’t felt any emotions since the day of her death, which was weeks ago, almost as if my emotion is grey. It was warm then, as my mind was too. Nowadays, up until today, my mind has been a dark fog, as if my mind was released into the sky, darkening everyone’s day, arriving at my mom’s funeral or just to cuddle up with their friends and family in front of a warm crackling fire, telling the stories of their childhood and how times were better. Not me, my dad usually ignored me and he only worked on managing my mom’s fortune. Yeah. My mom’s
Brian heard the screaming from around the corner as he ran, from his sick classmates. He grabbed Mia’s hand as he ran, pulling her into the library where they barricaded the door, and hopped that whatever was outside would soon go away. As they sat Brian thought about his sister Alica, his best friend Tyler, and the rest of the theater club. Hoping that they were ok, but also knowing that they could become one of them at any moment. When Brian looked at Mia he could see the fear, and the tears building up her eyes. He held her hand tighter, and tried to give her a reassuring look, even though the possibilities of them ever getting out were slim to none.