Why might Oakhurst be uneasy? Students present their ideas and supporting evidence with their groups, in front of the class, using the poster as a visual aid, in a manner that allows the class to take notes on the other characters, with a clear line of reasoning and appropriate style for the class. The characters struggle to exercise free will and fight off temptations as shown through Uncle Billy's inability to abstain from falling back into old habits with drinking and theft of the horses. Which details reveal the most about the character? The author is saying that the consequences of going against social norms are being forced into stressful situations and behaving worse than they would if they had been allowed to remain in society i. Various instances throughout the story show John to be a character with good moral values. Read with a Purpose 4.
One cannot outmaneuver nature in the grand scheme of things. The writers capture on the speech, dress, common beliefs, and social interactions on the giving local area. Mother Shipton: Mother Shipton is an older Madame who takes on a maternal role in the group. His weakest was when he thought that everyone will die soon and he felt a bit of discourages and hopeless. I also am able to evaluate the posters as they present, to ensure students understand characterization and archetypal characters. Why did Oakhurst kill himself? However, note that Tom Simson is depicted as someone who could not even gamble if he wanted to.
Literature focus Literary Analysis 13. Literary Skills Review: Archetype 17. Add a column to your chart, and for each prediction, indicate whether your prediction came true. Cite at least three details from the text. How does each outcast react to the difficulties of the situation? This is shown through the depressing outcome of the story in which most of the characters are assumed dead, never making it to their final destination.
Mother Shipton has her guard up once she is exiled, but gradually she begins to let it down, eventually placing the needs of others above her own. It is , and we have a Monday Mindbender to kick things off this week. He is described as a virgin who encounters the exiles while traveling with Piney Woods to get married. What made Oakhurst different from other gamblers? The characters struggle to survive with the harsh situation and conditions. As part of a complete answer, incorporate the question as part of the answer. Oakhurst had known that Tom Simson and his sweetheart hadn't any money to spare, and so he restored the winnings. Your Turn Identify nonessential elements, and set them off with commas 1.
When Tom loses at cards to John, he has his money returned and receives a warning to never gamble again. The mood of the story is very melencholy because the readers feel bad for the people of Poker Flats and try to empathize why they took the path they did and became outcasts. In your opinion, is Oakhurst a bad person? If he did not use her given name, what did Jim call her? The message the author is trying to convey through these characters' selfless actions is that kindness is free and can be found in the most unexpected places. She forms a close bond with The Duchess. Respond and Think Critically Reading focus Quick Check 1.
She is eager to marry Tom, but was forced to run away with him because her father disapproves of their union. To elaborate, the author did not exclude the unappealing details such as the physical suffering of the characters in the cold, starving, and dying. Interpret In which ways is Oakhurst both the strongest and weakest of the outcasts? Oakhurst when he has to live the town. This reading is due once we have completed the presentations. Oakhurst gives Tom Simson all the money that he lost. On the other hand, later on in the story we learn how the outcasts are not all bad. Oakhurst seems to be trying to shield Tom Simson from the dishonorable Uncle Billy.
Oakhurst as a kind of exception to the rule. No, he caught up with Mr. Piney Woods: Piney Woods is also painted as an innocent, fifteen-year-old virgin. Mother Shipton later makes the ultimate sacrifice when she secretly starves herself in order to ensure enough food for Piney Woods. Oakhurst does not take advantage of this. Additionally, Naturalism rejects idealized portrayals of life and attempts to give the story with complete accuracy, presenting characters frankly and objectively.
Students do take pride in correct answers, and provide teachable moments when they have incorrect answers. Yes except Uncle Billy and Tom who might still be alive. The group has little control over their wintery environment and do not fully comprehend it. When the sky clears, the group feels some hope, however, soon new clouds form bringing even more snow. The Outcasts of Poker Flat Regionalism Regionalism is a kind of literature that has focused on specific geographic areas including people in the area. For example, the characters' behaviors are determined by their severe environment, social class, and basic drives instinct, emotions. John Oakhurst may be a poker player par excellence, but he cannot defeat Mother Nature.
I chose to have students present these posters in order to turn the teaching and learning over to them, providing the opportunity for ownership and variety in instruction. Hawes, Viv Honwad, Cathy Rommel, and Bryce Schall Third Person Limited Omniscience This affects the story because the reader is only able to get a point of view on only one character's thoughts and feelings throughout the events that take place in the story. It gives the reader a clear explanation on those specific areas. The work is an example of naturalism because it contains many of the aspects consistently seen throughout such works. Bret Harte 1836 — 1902 Bret Harte is one of the classic writers of the genre which now called Western pulp fiction. Indifference of Nature: Nature shows no mercy to the Outcasts, as they are quickly snowed into the broken-down log cabin with little supplies and no means by which to replenish these supplies.