"Nathaniel Hawthorne." Short Story Criticism. Vol 3. Detriot: Gale, 1989. MaGill, Frank, ed.
Teammates Mae played by Madonna, Kit played by Lori Petty and Doris played by Rosie O'Donnell round out the cast roster of the Rockford Peaches. The story follows the girls who take the team to the World Series during a time when the league might not make it past the first season. (www.imdb.com) In the beginning of the movie, Walter Harvey a candy bar tycoon, hires Ira Lowenstein to come up with a solution to keep baseball going in America while most of the professional baseball players in the minor and major leagues are fighting the war overseas. The solution……a girls baseball league. Talent scouts, are sent off to find the best female ball players from all over the country.
In this story a lot of bad things happen. The Capulets and the Montagues get into an awful brawl and Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet sees Romeo at the ball and challenges him to a duel later on. Mercutio is a very loyal friend to Romeo because he helps him with all of the problems he has. For instance, when Romeo thinks there is no more hope left for him to find another love, Mercutio comes to the rescue and invites themselves to the ball where Romeo meets his new love. Another time in the book, Mercutio takes his life for Romeo in the fight between him and Tybalt.
Anderson, Sherwood. Memoirs. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1952. Cowley, Malcolm. “Introduction".
The American Dream causes insatiable hunger and results in a never ending cycle of failure because Roy has a false sense of hope causing him to make the same mistakes multiple times. Despite Roy’s success in pitching against the highly respected Whammer, his dream to be the best in baseball causes him to get shot. The Whammer is one of the best players in baseball, therefore, young Roy Hobbs looks up to him. The Whammer represents Roy's aspirations to be the best, so when Roy strikes him out, he becomes concieded. After Roy and Harriet get off the train they go up to a hotel room together where she points a pistol at him and says, “‘Roy, will you be the best there ever was in the game?’ ‘That’s right’.
This extract takes place after George and Lennie arrives to a new ranch to work. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to prepare the reader for future events. This is done by the use of repetition, symbols, and metaphors. In this extract, the author foreshadows the events to come through the introduction of Curley's wife and through the reaction of George and Lennie. This extract is significant to the rest of the novel as it introduces the main antagonist, Curley's wife, and also influences what the reader thinks and feels about Curley's wife, as well as the danger the character poses.