This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Cowboys And Indians Essay

777 words - 4 pages

Cowboys and Indians

Summary:
In the beginning the short story takes place at a funeral where the narrator’s grandmother, Ellen, is about to be buried. Afterwards the narrator goes to her grandmother’s house where she later meets her cousin, David, and decides to take a ride on his motorbike to find bar nearby to get a drink. David is adopted by the narrator’s uncle and has therefore made up a story about him being related to outlaws. After getting a drink they decide to go see the sunset, where they talk about their grandmother’s life, and suddenly David starts to think of his life and how he wants to get away from where he lives. They get hungry and find a nearby take out stand by the ...view middle of the document...

We see can see that she is aware of having 2 personalities in the following sentences: “Why is it that I can do this, switch gears, when David cannot? I will recount memories of my grandmother to drunken mourners, throw out paper plates, make polite conversation, and clean coffee cops while David rides through the desert with devil spirits at his boot heels”

Similarities between the narrator and David:
In the beginning it doesn’t seem like they have a lot in common, but the further we go into the story the more it seems like they actually have the same point of view, and in the end we discover that they do in fact have a lot in common. They are different both very different compared to the rest of the family. They are both described as black sheep of the family. They were both scorned by their own grandfather when he still was alive. They both feel bored around people who are acting “normal” and they feel a bit uncomfortable around these “normal” people. When they are together everything is different and they actually don’t have to pretend to be something they´re not and they feel more relaxed. David is feeling...

Other Papers Like Cowboys And Indians

Taming the West Essay

925 words - 4 pages David Huckobey EN 106. . First year writing seminar II 7 September 2010 Taming the West When I was a kid growing up all the neighborhood kids would play Cowboys and Indians, I remember that no one wanted to be the Indians. . The Indians were always the bad guys, the savages, the barbarians, all the typical stereotypes that were plastered on TV, and in the movies. . I held on to images of scalping, and raids on poor unsuspecting

Reconstruction and the West Essay

894 words - 4 pages an all time low of 250,000 (Schultz, 2012, p.12). The days of cowboys and Indians were long gone but the history remains. References Schultz, K. M. (2012). Hist2. (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 8-12). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. [Web log message]. (2008, January 14). Retrieved from http://bls96.blogspot.com/2008/01/was- reconstruction-splendid-failure.html

Conquering the Texas Frontier

791 words - 4 pages ;  These three very different people helped in the expansion of the Texas frontier and brought new lifestyles and ways of life to the frontier. The conflicts of attacking Indians, the further definition of slavery and freedom, as well as the major conflicts due to the feuding ranchers down south, were all problems that many faced on daily bases. As these two cowboys and traveling woman have shown, the obstacles can be overcome in the new Texas frontier with enough smarts and knowing the trade you are taught.      

William Frederick Cody A.K.A. Buffalo Bill

1443 words - 6 pages sisters, Eliza, Helen, and May, andanother brother, Charlie.In the first eight years of his childhood, William grew up on a farmhis father owned and worked. During this time, William had plenty ofspace on the Plains to play with his brother Sam and his black dog,Turk. William also had some young Indian friends he met while on apicnic with his sisters. The Indians were trying to steal the Cody'slunch, but Bill stopped them and became friends with them

Argumentative Essay

1068 words - 5 pages Youth of Today Twenty years ago if you would ask a kid what they wanted to do when they grew up you would receive multiple answers. One would be bombarded with replies such as a police officer, a fireman, a doctor or a teacher. Driving in neighborhoods you would see kids playing games such as over the line, football or even cowboys and Indians. It was not uncommon to see families sitting down to dinner or even having a picnic in the park

Sociology 5618 Exam 1 Review

2627 words - 11 pages “GET THOSE NIGGERS” Police – Community Relations Analogies and Application: Cowboys/Indians: o Police are the cowboys with gun-power/firepower o Citizens are the Indians – specifically blacks – when they start an uprising, the police have a response just like that of the settlers. Powder Keg: o New York is a powder keg because of the reality for minorities Nature and Purpose of Gangs - They

Chapter 13 Apish Study Guide

2396 words - 10 pages , journeyed for months across the continent to the Willamette Valley. 250,000 Americans had braved the Oregon Trail by 1860; many died en route from disease and exposure, although relatively few died from Indian attacks. Some of those pioneers veered off and went down to California, namely Sacramento River. To promote California’s development, the Mexican government took over the California missions and liberated the 20,000 Indians who worked on

Heroism in Us. Movies

5475 words - 22 pages see cool cowboys with white hat on their head and shining boots on their feet in the films. They ride quickly on the tall steed on the wild land with powerful revolver in their hand. They show up on their steed and fight with ruffians when virtuous immigrants are under violent threat from robbers or Indians. Sometimes there are romantic love stories in which the hero saves the beauty. The Western hero could usually stand alone and face danger on

Ap World Unit 5

2330 words - 10 pages ; Patriot leaders failly tried to control Viceroy of Rio de la Plata and even in Argentina couldn't control regional rivalries/political differences; weak succession of juntas, presidencies, and dictators lost control over interior Argentina though did manage to support a force that attacked Spanish military in Chile/Peru (most effective former slaves who gained freedom through army enlistment, and cowboys); colonists scared supporting independence

Agression/Tv Violence

2304 words - 10 pages . Because of the immediacy of the message, it is often seen as another member of the family. What a person sees in terms of images is bound to have an impact on their beliefs and attitudes.       Concern about violence on television began in the earliest days of the medium in the late 1940's. Killings and violence were staples of the early television shows, which featured cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, detectives and murders. As television

Research Paper Smoking

2159 words - 9 pages invest in. Nowadays everyone knows smoking is hazardous for the health of the smoker, and of people who inhale cigarette smoke; it leads to lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, influences on prenatal development, and causes many other unpleasant and dangerous effects. Hot dogs, baseball and cigarettes? How did smoking become an American tradition? The "History of Tobacco" article state, American Indians began using tobacco as early as 1 B.C for

Related Essays

Cowboys And Indians Essay

661 words - 3 pages English B - Higher Preparatory Examination Section B) 1. Summary of “Cowboys and Indians” by Lorien Crow: The narrator’s Grandma Ellen is dead, and they are on their way to the funeral. The narrator is surprised over the respect for the death, because she has not experienced it in the East, where she is from. The respect is shown in a way of people bowing their heads while they drive by. She is preparing the funeral feast and thanks the

Wild West Vs. The Reality Essay

909 words - 4 pages wildness. In the dime novels, Sioux Indians were replaced by white slavers and Chinese crooks.All dime novels were false advertisements of the west, because in reality the "Wild West" wasn't so wild after all. Cowboys just lived average hard working lives. They didn't shoot numerous people or live crazy bar hooting lives and they didn't make boat loads of cash either. The Old and Young King Brady, Detectives dime novels which had several contrasts

Development Of The Western Frontier Essay

1135 words - 5 pages absorbed into the United States. They further suggested that democracy was attained through cooperation of the existent communities and not by individuals. Some stated that development, like lying of the railroads, was carried out by corporates. Indians who resisted development were driven out by the government and cowboys of the west were employees of cattle corporations The two groups that Turner failed to consider were the Indians and the

An Alternate Perspective On The Mythical West

984 words - 4 pages An Alternate Perspective on the Mythical West The topic of the American West has intrigued me throughout my life. The tales of cowboys and Indians, of the rugged individual and nature, has always sparked my interest. A land with such quixotic stories of adventure, the West has instilled itself in American history. The yarns and movies of the mythical frontier provide a perception to which I among many others have chosen to adopt at one