Essay of place

 

 

The farm, my old house, when I was there all I wanted was to get away but now I’d give anything to have it back. Almost all of my childhood memories were made at that house. I moved there in second grade and it amazed me; there was a huge yard, a pond, barns, fields and it was a house of our own. Up until that point we had only lived in apartments so it was a huge change. For me, moving there was the start of my life.

I don’t remember much from before we lived at the farm, but maybe that’s because it has impacted me so much more than any other place I was before that. Each season at the farm had something special about it.

            In the spring everything was always so pretty, the grass changed colors and you could smell spring in the air. When you live in a neighborhood or a city it’s not like that, some of the beauty is lost. The spring rainstorms were always my favorite to watch; we would sit in the garage watch it poor down outside and sometimes run out into it. Then every once in a while the pond would flood and we could go pick worms and catch frogs.

Then spring led to summer, summer was my favorite. Summer meant no school, summer meant freedom. Summer time when we were little was riding bikes down the driveway and exploring the creek and coming home covered in mud. As we grew up we started to go outside and tan or try to find other things to do to amuse ourselves. We would go on the roof and jump off onto the trampoline or swing on the branches of the willow trees. Summer sunsets and laying out to watch the stars at night was always the prettiest, because there was nothing to block the beauty, no houses, and no lights.

In the fall and winter everything always got boring. Fall meant the leaves would start to fall and we would rake up the yard and make a huge pile to jump into, which was fun but got old. Fall was the end of summer and going back to school. Everyday got colder and colder and we began to stay inside all the time. Winter had very few advantages, every once in a while when it snowed we would go play and make snow men, or go sledding but nothing that great ever happened in fall or winter.

Somehow the farm made everything more beautiful. Everything was more distinct and away from civilization.  There was less worry and stress. Now I drive by and nothings left, everything is knocked down or burned. The land is to be used for building businesses. It’s sad so much of the country is now being destroyed and more and more city is moving in.

 

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Frank

A snake.

 

Causing heartache and taking anything he wants to take.

Slithering and telling lies.

But this all comes as no surprise.  

Pretending to be a shining knight.

But this is completely fake.

The lies catch up and eventually win.

To end his horrible life of sin.  

Quote of the Novel

The Quote of the Novel

“As I climbed the stairs, I felt something for my uncle in death that I hadn’t felt for him in life. It was gratitude, yes, but it was something more. It was very close to love. “I consider this quote to be the most important of the novel for a few reasons. It shows that Frank actually did feel bad for what he had done and that in death the emotions for people might change.

Frank had murdered Marie and he got caught and confessed to it. Wes put him in the basement instead of taking him to the jail because he was his brother and Frank did not want to be that humiliated. This shows that Frank did have a conscience and did not want everyone who had seen him as such a good person to lose that view of him. In the basement frank sat around for a couple days and the reality of what he had done ate away at him enough for him to kill himself. He did not want to face the consequences or reality of his actions so he eliminated himself.

David is saying that he appreciates his uncle more now in death then in life. In life Frank supposedly was such a great doctor and soldier and everyone saw him so perfectly, until they found out that he raped Indian girls. Before he found out that Frank raped Indians David looked up to his uncle and felt bad that his father, Wes, because he was not given as much credit as Frank. Then he discovered this dark secret and lost all respect for him. In death he realized the good and bad things Frank had done and he respected him again. He respected that he killed himself because he could not face his actions, he respected that he could no longer live with what he had done.

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Character Sketch

Character Sketch

One person who has greatly affected me in my life is my sister, Kaylin. My sister and I have been through a lot together. She has influenced me both positively and negatively. She is my only real sibling and that can work for and against our relationship. We are a lot different from each other, she is very controlling and I am very laid back. We have different opinions on things and different interests. My sister and I constantly fight over the dumbest stuff and sometimes I wish I didn’t have to deal with her but then other times we can talk and have really good conversations. I look up to the fact that she did so well in school and never really had to try that hard to get good grades. She is now at the University of Minnesota and is three hundred miles away. Now that she’s gone I miss her, I think her moving has made us closer because we don’t have to be around each other every day.

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Montana 1948 Quotes

“Mercer County is plains, flat as a tabletop on its western edge and riven with gullies, ravines, and low rocky hills to the east because of the work the Knife River has done over the centuries. The only trees that grow in the part of the country, aside from a few cottonwoods along the riverbank, have been planted by farmers and town dwellers. And they haven’t been planted many. In the land had its way, nothing would grow taller than sagebrush and buffalo grass.”
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“And I loved her.

Because she talked to me, cared for me….because she was older but not too old….Because she was quiet but not as quiet and conventional as every other adult I knew….Because she was sexy, though my love for her was, as a twelve-year old’s love often is, chaste. “

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“Franks always been partial to red meat.”

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“As I climbed the stairs, I felt something for my uncle in death that I hadn’t felt for him in life. It was gratitude, yes, but it was something more. It was very close to love. “

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