Summary B chapter one in Unthinkable gets in detail about what happen the day of the accident, and why and how it happens. Scott was working for a lawn mowing company with a group of friends for the summer when a reckless driver made a mistake on the road causes the 18 wheeler scoot was on to lose balance. Scott was on the back of the pick up truck at the time the incident took place. Scott flew over board do to the hit and his right leg unfortunately got stuck in the trailer dragged him 324 feet on the road. He was in critical condition so the doctor gave his parents a chance to pick the leg get cut off or it does not. The parents pick to cut of the right leg. In chapter …show more content…
He would get a lot of infections but the thing that was making doctors curious is why the medicine was not working. Scott told the doctor he was using steroids so they found the leading cause of his problems. The most of chapter three was flash backs and old memories about his family and the things he did as a youngster. Threw out chapter 4 the chapter talks about his life in college. He is now a college student at Valdosta university. He has problems and a lot struggles academically . He was also part of a fraternity at Valdosta university. Scott talks about his life as at college mostly he was known for being outrageous and careless or reckless. Scott struggled with a lot of emotional problems as well as spiritual problems. He later on goes to a bible study with one of his friends named Steve who at first he did not want to go to the bible study at first. Steve questions his Christianity to the point where he gets offended so he starts to question his Christianity and he begins to get into his spiritual side. Chapter 5 and 6 is when things start to take a dramatic change from who he was at first. He finally gets in touch with his spiritual side.
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The story starts off with Scott saying, “we plunged toward the future without a clue. Tonight, we were four sweat guys heading home from a day spent shooting hoops. Tomorrow, I couldn’t even guess what would happen. All I knew for sure was that our live were about to change” (3). Scott was indeed right, his life was about to change when he entered high school. This clearly ties in with the theme of growing up, because entering high school and going through major changes is all part of growing up, and growing up is inevitable. Scott has to grow up no matter what so he has to somehow learn to deal with the changes he will be faced with. It is clear that Scott knows he has some growing up to do when he states, “Freshmen? Unbelievable. Fresh? Definitely. Men? Not a clue” (4). This shows how Scott starts off the year knowing that he has a lot of maturing to do, because high school is not at all like middle school, it is way harder. Lastly, by the end of the book, Scott wrote in his journal, that he plans on giving to his baby brother, “And, wow, I’m not a freshman anymore. I’m a sophomore. Imagine that. ‘Flux rox,’ Scott said, conclusively” (279). This demonstrates how Scott recognizes that changes will still be happening, but he can do nothing than to make the best of those changes and go along with it. Overall, it is clear to see
Scott Fitzgerald was a unique character with a very opinionated mind, his writings speaks to many Americans all over the world because they felt his pain, lust and sorrow through out his novel. He aspired to become a well known author, and thats exactly what he accomplished. The History Channel explains Fitzgerald life and how he was raised "His father taught him to always be a gentleman to those around him and his mother sent him to prep school to better enhance that" ( The Great American Dreamer). He passed time in his new school while he was not learning or studying, he would write plays and short stories. After prep school he attended Princeton, where he wrote many literary magazines and even joined the Triangle Club for avid writers.
As a result of Fitzgerald’s mother having trouble giving birth to a second child Scott grew up as a spoiled child. At the time living where he lived was lucky he carried himself as a child with a high society attitude. His parents both came from different backgrounds which showed through Fitzgerald as he was growing up. It was believed that his mother saw money as position, stability, and security; his father believed the most important things were good manners, instincts, courtesy, honor and courage. Fitzgerald’s morals mainly came from his father but his insecurities regarding society came from his mother. The Fitzgerald’s were a fortunate family living a Midwestern life.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s early life was filled with moments that allowed him to realize who he was as a person, and as a writer. Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 to Edward and Mary (www.sc.edu). His father was an American with extreme pride in his family’s past while his mother, Mary, was raised with her Irish parents’ traditions and culture (www.sc.edu). Both of Fitzgerald’s parents were strict Catholics which influences Fitzgerald’s value in religion (www.sc.edu). Due to his father’s aristocracy and his mother’s wealthy inheritance, Fitzgerald was raised in a wealthy, middle class family (www.sc.edu). F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing career began at St. Paul Academy where he began writing for the school’s newspaper (www.pbs.org). After attending St. Paul Academy, his schooling career spread to the Newman Catholic Pr...
The first word F. Scott Fitzgerald was up, which was identical to the direction he wanted his life to go, in terms of wealth, social class, and experience. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896, Fitzgerald was destined for a life abounding with extreme promise, potential, and possibilities. He grew up watching his father, Edward, business failure and saw how he drank his emotions through alcohol (Donaldson 5), and was destined to not follow in his father’s footsteps. Additionally, he was humiliated that his family didn’t rank in the elite class and wanted to prove himself because he believed “the rich, the powerful, and the chic were the people to identify with and become one with” (Donaldson 15). Scott F. Fitzgerald was a talented writer; however, the parallelism of his own personality, experiences, and struggles to those of the characters featured in his writing paved the way for his success in the literary world.
When he was young he attended St. Paul academy from 13 to 15. At age 15 he was sent to Newman School in New Jersey. There he met Father Sigourney Fay who was the first to encouraged Scott to pursue his literary talent. After graduating from Newman he stayed in New Jersey to hone his talents as a writer, to do so he attended Princeton in 1914, where he wrote for the Triangle Club, Princeton Tiger, and Nassau Literary Magazine. With Scott so focused with his writing, his classes suffered. Princeton had no choice but to put him on academic probation, and in 1917 he dropped out and joined the...
After a basketball game, four kids, Andrew Jackson, Tyrone Mills, Robert Washington and B.J. Carson, celebrate a win by going out drinking and driving. Andrew lost control of his car and crashed into a retaining wall on I-75. Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. escaped from the four-door Chevy right after the accident. Teen basketball star and Hazelwood high team captain was sitting in the passenger's side with his feet on the dashboard. When the crash happened, his feet went through the windshield and he was unable to escape. The gas tank then exploded and burned Robbie to death while the three unharmed kids tried to save him.
The story kicks off right away as Duff is leaving his parents’ house in Richmond, Virginia. He is beginning his journey to Los Angeles to be a computer programmer. He leaves his home town in his used three-thousand dollar, white, Ford Escort. He bought the car from the owner of a pizza shop down the street strictly for the long trip. Duff didn’t care much about cars, as longs as they get him from place to place. Duff pulls onto the highway and drives for about fifteen minutes before something goes terribly wrong. A weird noise came from the front of the car and then a loud bang. The car rolled to a stop near a small exit. Duff looked at the engine, but had no hope of knowing what happened. So Duff called a tow-truck which took the car five miles west to a garage in a small hick town. The mechanics diagnosed that he had thrown an engine rod. This usually happens if the engine doesn’t get oiled enough. Duff had no idea of the last oil change since he had only had the car for two weeks.
The story follows Leroy; a thirty-four year old truck driver collecting temporary disability after his tractor-trailer was jack-knifed in Missouri and twisted his left leg in its socket. He is frightened and doesn’t want to go on any more long hauls. He could get another job where he is not on his feet all day but seems to feel that he needs a break from work and enjoys building crafts and dreams of building a cabin.
After being scared and returning the suit, the police catch and arrest Scott on his way out of the house and send him to jail. While there, he meets Hank, who visits to tell Scott that he made it a plan for him to steal the suit and gives Scott a second chance to be with his daughter, if he chooses to escape using the suit and help Hank with a mission. Scott realizes that this is the moment when his life will change, as it would be dangerous to escape from jail and be in hiding, but decides to accept the Call to Adventure anyway. If he completes the risky task that Hank has for him, to steal and destroy a suit called the Yellowjacket used for similar shrinking purposes, Hank promises that he will reunite Scott with his daughter, Cassie, the mother of whom prevented Scott from having visitation rights. Without the acceptance of the call, Scott would have instead found a low-paying job to have the money to pay for child support and to make his life stable again, which would be a very time-consuming process. By choosing to complete the mission, Scott will be able to be with his daughter after a much shorter amount of time as promised by Hank. This Call to Adventure made it possible for Scott to regain control of his life,
Scott flees to the cellar to protect himself. His wife, thinking that he’s been eaten by the cat, closes the door to cellar, trapping him in the littered room. In his time in the cellar, Scott creates shelter for himself and a source of water. He encounters a new foe in the form of a spider. After fighting it off and eventually killing it, Scott realizes he doesn’t fear shrinking as he once did. He has grown accustomed to the environment surrounding him. He makes his way outside and assures himself of his continued existence.
“In the front seat was Gregg, driving, Sarah, in the middle, and Robyn, on the passenger side. In the rear seat was Jeff, behind the driver, Haley, in the middle, and Rachel, on the passenger side. EVERYONE was wearing their SEAT BELTS, as is our family habit. EVERYONE walked away from this accident with only bruises. The only blood was Robyn had small nicks from glass in a couple of places on her right arm and right leg.
As Stephen grows, he slowly but inexorably distances himself from religion. His life becomes one concerned with pleasing his friends and family. However, as he matures he begins to feel lost and hopeless, stating, "He saw clearly too his own futile isolation. He had not gone one step nearer the lives he had sought to approach nor bridged the restless shame and rancor that divided him from mother and brother and sister." It is this very sense of isolation and loneliness that leads to Stephen's encounter with the prostitute, where, "He wanted to sin with another of his kind, to force another being to sin with him and to exult with her in sin.
“ A family of five was traveling to Florida for a family vacation when the family was suddenly struck between two semi’s. The EMT’s pronounced the whole family dead at the scene earlier that night. Police have yet to release details on what the cause of the accident was but said it was an unexpected incident”, the local news reported said.
At the end of Chapter 5, Stephen realizes he must leave Ireland if he is to truly realize his role as an artist. He has realized the harmfulness of the two religious extremes he has vacillated between as a teenager. Both the completely sinful and completely devout lifestyles are false and harmful to Stephen, as both prevent him from experiencing the entirety of the human experience. He does not want to lead a completely debauched life, but neither does he want to live within the iron dictates of the Catholic Church. Ultimately, Stephen reached the decision to embrace life and celebrate humanity, uniting both the concern with spirituality of Plato's philosophy and the concern with worldly existence of Aristotle's philosophy.