The story I'm reading is called Shiloh, written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. The characters in this story are Shiloh, Marty Preston, Dara Lynn and Dad. Shiloh is a nice loving beagle who was living a very rough life. Marty Preston is a young boy who wanted to help out Shiloh because of the struggles he was going through. Dara Lynn is Marty's friend who also wanted to cheer Shiloh up. Dad is Marty's father and his role model. This story is about a beagle name Shiloh who always spotted Marty walking home from school and walked along with him. One day Shiloh was walking with Marty when he looked down and noticed several large scars on Shiloh. Marty was concerned so he decided to take him home. Marty gave Shiloh some clean water, food, and a nice cozy place to sleep for the night. The next day Marty let Shiloh go back to his home. Later on that day, Marty went walking and saw Shiloh limped over crying licking his wounds. Marty realized Shiloh's bruises had gotten worse and noticed a few more scars on his leg. Marty was growing more and more concerned so he decided to take Shiloh home and keep him. Marty started to suspect very bad things were happening to Shiloh so he decided to go down to the owners house. When Marty arrived and confronted Shiloh's owner, he admitted to abusing his dog and became very angry at Marty for coming to his house. Marty left the owners house and went back home. …show more content…
The police arrived at the owners house to question the abuse that was reported and to assess Shiloh. Afterwards, it was determined Shiloh was being abused and the owner could no longer have custody. Marty and Shiloh were back together again. The next day, Marty took Shiloh to the vet to get a full check up and to make sure his wounds got treated. Shiloh was very happy as he licked Marty's
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The Battle of Shiloh was an extraordinary event in the civil war timeline and would be a great deal as to when the war was fought at its hardest. The sources I have researched and collected will help me better understand this battle and many other facts I have yet to discover. The Battle of Shiloh is not the most well known battle during the Civil war, but it gives us an idea on how gruesome the fighting was during this time. I view this battle as a turning point for the Union and the continuing losses for the Confederate army as they try to gain back territory. Officers of each side had separate plans, where the Union needed to take the Memphis and Charleston Railroads, and the Confederates just wanted to stop the Union troops from advancing further south(CWPT).
In the short story "Shiloh" written by Bobbie Ann Mason, she expresses a theme stating that taking life for granted causes individuals to lose sight of what is important and how people become blinded by everyone and everything around them. Emotions take a big toll on the way a person handles a situation and people do not necessarily compartmentalize in order to make the right decision with ease. There are various characters represented throughout the story ranging from dynamic to round characters. Norma Jean and Leroy Moffitt are the antagonist and protagonist, both of them are at war with each other. Situational irony occurs when Leroy arrives home and continues to stay home after being involved in a truck accident at work. Norma Jean is not used to her husband being home now and would rather have him on the road again. He is excited to settle down with his wife but she wants him gone. She was comfortable with staying at home alone and now that he is there all the time, her freedom is disturbed. The tone the author entails is complicated, harsh, selfish, and straightforward simply for the matter that their marriage lacks communication which makes any relationship complicated. Straightforward is another tone being described because at the end Norma Jean bluntly tells Leroy that she is leaving him. It is very crucial to his ears and harsh coming from her after sixteen years of marriage. The story takes place in the couple's home, super plaza, and the battleground of Shiloh. In the story the reader is able to foreshadow the outcome as a result of Norma Jean's behavior. Symbolism induces the battleground, Star Trek pillow, Wonder Woman, craft kits, and color of the ruffle. The narrator tells the story from a third person limited om...
In both “Separating” by John Updike and “Shiloh” by Bobbie Ann Mason, the couples’ marriages are coming to a devastating end when they are faced with a harsh reality of their dying relationships. In “Separating,” the husband, Richard, and the wife, Joan, have decided to separate and have finally agreed to tell their children individually. In “Shiloh,” the husband, Leroy, is blind to the fact that his wife, Norma Jean, has fallen out of love with him and is preparing to leave him. Although these relationships alike are coming to a fatal end after much change in their relationship since they first came together as one, their spouses deal with the divorce in similar aspects but different ways.
Occurring throughout the story, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh,” Ray Bradbury informs the reader of a boy with the name of Joby, who was a drummer boy at the battle of Oak Creek. This all took place in Tennessee nearby the river, but near the Shiloh church too; The nastiest of war befell in Sarah Bell`s peach orchard. As the passage progressed, Joby faced numerous conflicts, besides being asked to complete a crucial task in which he takes on. Alongside of Joby is the apprehensive soldiers who put their time into exhausting, extensive days fighting in the battle. Unfortunately, these men were working hard but had a chance of being killed since war is harsh. Besides the men`s paranoia, Joby was extremely anxious as well, given the fact that
In the book the main characters are Jay Berry, Daisy, Rowdy, Grandpa, and the monkeys. The secondary characters are Ma, Pa, Grandma, and Sally Goodin. The beginning started with Jay telling about how his family moved to the Cherokee hills. The book ended with Jay giving his money to Daisy to fix her leg. In the end he ended up getting his pony and twenty-two as well. Money was a problem for Daisy up until the end of the book. There
"Shiloh" by Bobbie Ann Mason is about a man named Leroy and his wife Norma who struggle to stay together as a result of tragedies that occurred in their lives. Leroy is at home for the first time in a while because he got in a truck driving accident. Prior to this he was gone for years at a time always on the road working as a truck driver. Leroy's presence in the house bothers Norma because it reminds her of their baby that died. Throughout the story Norma is doing things to improve herself while Leroy is in a way declining. Eventually, this leads Norma to take the initiative and make a list of Jobs that Leroy can get, however Leroy just makes excuses on why he can't work. Leroy throughout the story promises Norma that he will build a cabin
“Shiloh” is a short story written by Bobbie Ann Mason. It is about a man named Leroy Moffitt and his wife, Norma Jean. The couple have been married for sixteen years but Leroy has been absent throughout the majority of their marriage. He has been home a few months on temporary disability due to an injury he incurred in an accident while working as a truck driver. Since he has been home, Leroy has been noticing a lot of things about his wife that he never paid attention to before. Leroy is stuck in the past and doesn’t realize that his wife is preparing to move on with her life. Mason uses symbols throughout the story such as the log cabin Leroy wants to build, the dust ruffle made by Norma Jean’s mother, and the graveyard at Shiloh to show the breakdown of the Moffitt’s marriage.
“Stray.” A story by Cynthia Rylant there is a very common claim that comes up in the story many times, sometimes you have to do things even if it’s not what you want to do. Along with that there are a few reasons to support the claim, In the beginning of the story the Lacey’s weren't very concerned about the dog. But in the middle they were no doubt determined to get rid of it. And finally in the end they had come together and realized keeping the dog was the best thing they could do. To back these reasons up there are a few examples that tie them together. Read on to hear about them.
Billy is coming home from work one day when suddenly he hears some dogs up the street fighting. He goes to check it out and finds them picking on a redbone hound. He saves the dog and cares for it through the night. It reminds him of his childhood. When Billy was ten years old he lived on a farm in the Ozark Mountains of northeastern Oklahoma. He wanted two good coonhounds very badly, he called it “puppy love”, but his papa could not afford to buy him the dogs. For many months, Billy tries to content himself with some rodent traps his papa gives him, but he still wants a dog. Then one day he finds a sportsman’s catalog in an abandoned campsite. In it he sees an ad for good hounds, at $25 each. He decides he wants to save $50 and order himself two hounds. Billy works hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, and gathering fruit that he sells to his grandfather at his store. Finally, he saves enough money and gives it to his grandfather to order the dogs for him and asks him to keep it s secret. When a notice comes that they have arrived at the mail depot in the nearby town of Tahlequah, they decide to go into town the next week. That night Billy decides he can not wait any longer. He packs himself a little food, and heads of for town following the river through the woods. He walks all night, and finally reaches town in the morning. The people in town laugh and stare at the young hillbilly, but it does not bother Billy he is there on a mission to get his dogs. He finally collects his dogs and walks back out of town with their small heads sticking out of his bag. Some schoolchildren mob around him and knock him down, but the town sheriff rescues him. The sheriff is impressed with Billy’s determination, and says he has grit. That, night Billy camped in a cave with his two puppies. They wake up in the middle of the night to hear the call of a mountain lion. Billy builds a fire to keep them safe, while the bigger of the two dogs, the male, barks into the night air.
In the story “Stray” by Cynthia Rylant, Doris is extremely lonely, by cause of that she has nobody for her, her parents do not show any significant liking to her, and, above all, she owns little. In this story, Doris finds a stray mutt, but her parents do not allow her to keep it. Doris’s father takes the dog to the pound, but he eventually decides to let Doris keep her.
Do you know what a Drummer Boy is? They only have a drum and no weapons during a battle. Drummer boys will drum out a beat that is a command from the general. In “The ‘Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury, a boy named Joby ran away from his home to be a drummer boy. The soldiers were camped at a peach orchard waiting for the battle in the morning. Everyone was restless that night, not knowing if they’d die or live. That night Joby was scared to fight because he wasn’t prepared. The General realized this and comforted him. When you read the story you can tell there are many signposts of literature written into it. Some signposts that might catch your attention are Aha Moment, Words of the Wiser, Again and Again. Aha moment is when a character realizes something important,Words of Wiser is when someone that is older in age and has gone through stuff gives advice to a young character. Also, Again and Again is when something is repeated a lot in the story, emphasizing it is important.
This story took place after a couple of years of slavery. Cassie is a sister of Stacey, Little man, and Christopher-John. T.J. was Stacey’s best friend, but one day T.J. had got in trouble by the Simms and went to jail, because of a that he did. Once he went to jail he had a broken rib. But they were black so everything wasn’t easy for them. Cassie is the narrator of the story.
One day, Sarah and armageddon were getting ready to leave sarah`s mom house. Also if you don't know who sarah is she is a blond head girl and her dog armageddon is a mixed pitbull and german shepherd this is him and armageddon is not like an ordinary dog he has strucks because he is afraid of planes because what happened last time we got a little wind disturbance and the plane was going ever where. So, it was the day of the move and armageddon was trying to hide under the bed but he was to big and sarah was nervous because she was going to New York city to find the a job because her mom was having to pay to much of the bills. So Sarah said her goodbyes and got armageddon fro under the bed and head out to the airport, so when they got to the airport Sarah was ready to go to
It was a normal day for Marcus Ellis, Milena Ellis and their dog Max. Marcus was a normal guy, he worked for a firefighter team called Fire Rescue Five. Max worked with Marcus on Fire Rescue Five. Milena was a secretary for Michael and Chad Law firm. At eight o'clock Marcus and Max set off for work. When Marcus and Max finally arrived at the firehouse, Marcus drank some coffee and Max chewed on his bone, as usual. At nine Milena got in her car and drove to work. When Milena sat down at her desk, she was bombarded with calls and paperwork. Marcus just finished his coffee when they got a call from the 911 dispatcher, Marcus knew something was up. After Lesion, Marcus's friend that also worked for Fire Rescue Five, put down the phone.