Frank was also very racist and had no respect for Indian women whatsoever. It jumps out at the reader and stands out as well. He has slashed his writs on the glass. It is very hard not to think of Enid and Gail as people who comfortably fit the mould when every other female does. Wesley is on the verge of releasing Frank but cannot bring himself to do so because he is certain of Frank's guilt. He was the town sheriff for a long time which is how he gained popularity and wealth.
David and Gail have this view because they are the most distant from Julian. Watson then demonstrates to the reader the occurrence of something wrong through the motif of silence. Some say his judgements are correct and he should be ashamed to have a worthless son, such as Wes. Montana 1948 is set in a small country town in Mercer County, Montana called Bentrock. The less the community is served by Wesley, the more the conflict builds between them. In the small community of Mercer County, Montana, there is a lack of duty to serve others, and this creates conflict.
The shotgun blast symbolises the safety and protection of Gail and the rest of the family. No matter what decision is made, the opposing decision will always suffer. David lives in town, across the street from the courthouse, but loves spending time at the farm of his grandparents, Enid and Julian Hayden. Power comes with great responsibility, and by using the power wrongly can conclude in danger. She is married to Julian and is described as a very thin, nervous women who is fragile and does not allow bad things to be said when she is around. The overall Hayden name has a great amount of power and status throughout their town because of their status of enforcing the law and healing the sick for generations.
So Gail tries to use her power to sway the outcome of decisions but this ultimately does not work, this is not surprising due to the social rank of females in this area. English Essay By Raymond Nguyen. There are also many different ways in which racism is portrayed throughout the text, some of the characters are for it while others are against it. The American Indians were no different to white people, and Watson shows that Julian knows this, though he does not care. An experience they will remember their whole lives. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the adolescence of Jem and Scout is threatened one fateful night by a dangerous man bent on taking their lives.
This is most evident with Frank because the actions he takes are the worst, he is the one commits the raping of the women when he supposed to be treating them as a professional. Julian had been sheriff of Mercer County until his retirement and Wesley campaigns for the position at his father's urging and with his backing. Franks's cause of death and guilt is hushed up and Wesley takes his family away to start again as a lawyer. Len stating this suggests that to Julian. These events help us understand the idea of coming of age and how childhood experiences change us and affect how we define ourselves as adults. Julian has a lot of power over her, by not considering speaking when Julian was present. There was so much going on.
Merce County during the 1940's, this idea is shown to the reader constantly by Larry Watson in the novel. Overnight the family hear Frank breaking all Gail's jars of preserves and in the morning they find that Frank is dead. She also wanted her husband to be. They didn't feel safe as Gail had to put out a shotgun to safe herself. In this case, Gail is telling Wes to tell Aunt Gloria about what is currently happening with the situation with Uncle Frank held down in the basement.
David Hayden David Hayden, a 12 year old narrator, 52 before flashback. This pity which I felt forced me to like his character more than Franks. David's mother wanted his father to become a lawyer because the job was of a better status and would get them out of Montana. This gave Frank the ability to go on to sexually assail misss without being punished. In the Hayden family, there is a lack of duty to the community and this creates some small-town tension.
Julian always wanted Wes to be sheriff and keep power in the Hayden family; however he particularly favored franks athletic ability, charm and his label of being a war hero. Julian has known about the crimes which Frank commits on his patients and does nothing about it because he thinks of the Indians in the same way, he believes that it is okay to treat them in that way just as Frank does. This issue is the maltreatment of power and how it leads to effects that sometimes might be lay waste toing. She did not want David to grow up in Montana, as she feared for his soul. David learns a great lesson about morals after Marie. Character Analysis David Hayden David is a 12 year old boy from a small town called Bentrock in Montana, David has a very confined personality, in other words he has to watch what he says or does because of the name he was given at birth as a Hayden- a very respectable name in his home town as his father is the sheriff, Uncle a doctor and his grandfather like his father was sheriff also. From this incident there should be some effects to assist him larn his lesson.