3 edition of Outcasts of Poker Flat, Planning & Resource Guide found in the catalog.
Outcasts of Poker Flat, Planning & Resource Guide
June 1985 by Jamestown Publishers .
Written in English
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Neither Mr. In an effort to save what is left of the town and reestablish it as a "virtuous" place, a secret society is created to decide whom to exile and whom to kill. After losing several thousand dollars, two horses, and a worthy citizen, the townspeople had established a secret committee which saw to the hanging of two persons and the banishment of others, including women. Once halfway there, all exiles other than Oakhurst decide to stop at noon for a rest, against Oakhurst's wishes. Oakhurst back to the fire with his usual calm.
Justice was one thing, but freezing people to death was not Planning & Resource Guide book aim. The Duchess, without knowing exactly why, felt relieved, and, putting her head upon Piney's shoulder, spoke no more. And he gave him back his money. Oakhurst knew that scarcely half the journey to Sandy Bar was accomplished, and the party were not equipped or provisioned for delay. Throughout the story multiple situations arise among the characters that are cause for distress and concern, but the voice Harte uses to tell the story reduces the concern of the readers. Another instance of his good nature is: "'Tommy, you're a good little man, but you can't gamble worth a cent.
This committee decides who will be killed and who expatriated. Cather gives a strong picture of the bleakness of prairie farm life in these opening passages of Planning & Resource Guide book book; compare these with the accounts of the Sager family and with Julia Lovejoy's letters see about the Kansas frontier a generation earlier. Piney was actually talking in an impulsive, girlish fashion to the Duchess, who was listening with an interest and animation she had not shown for many days. The outcasts were headed for Sandy Bar, a camp not too far away. The accordion and the bones were put aside that day, and Homer was forgotten. Towards the end of the story she became very sick very fast and in paragraph 26 told Mr.
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Oakhurst had a bad feeling. These may be shared Outcasts of Poker Flat class. Brown, whom we hear about only through narration. All this the Innocent delivered rapidly, while Piney, a stout, comely damsel of fifteen, emerged from behind the pine tree, where she had been blushing unseen, and rode to the side of her lover.
Oakhurst did not drink. Mother Shipton and Uncle Billy cursed. Soon they were quiet and asleep. His suicide spurs the question whether he was simply giving in to his bad luck or rather, decided he was no longer going to live by luck and took his life.
Others may wish to complete the novel and write a critique. The first of them is a professional poker player, John Oakhurst. He gave Tom Simson a pair of snowshoes and asked him to try to walk back to Poker Flat for help. It was certain that, in Mother Shipton's words, he "didn't say cards once" during that evening.
Some students may wish to try the same assignment, but from the perspective of a person at the end of his or her lifetime. They kept this attitude for the rest of the day. How successfully does Outcasts of Poker Flat evoke the Western landscape?
Oakhurst also knows that Simson is innocent and Outcasts of Poker Flat cannot belong to the undesirable group. The Duchess, more cheerful than she had been, assumed the care of Piney. Harte diffuses the concern during this situation by reinstating Mr.
Assign one group of students the chapter entitled "Deception Pass" and another group "The Masked Rider" and have them search for and report on stereotypes of Western romance. He was known to drink too much. Oakhurst took the Innocent aside, and showed him a pair of snowshoes, which he had fashioned from the old pack saddle.
He excused himself to the Innocent by saying that he had "often been a week without sleep. He is cool tempered, even keeled and has a calm manner about him.
It became more and more difficult to replenish their fires, even from the fallen trees beside them, now half-hidden in the drifts.
Don't try it ever again. Local color is the use of dialect, scenery, and stereotyped characters in a story. Share this:. The lovers parted with a long embrace.
It is a vanished world. The Duchess, a prostitute, shows her redeeming qualities through being almost like an elder sister to Piney. But all human stain, all trace of earthly travail, was hidden beneath the spotless mantle mercifully flung from above.Bret Harte's birth year is variously given as andand his tombstone bears the date He is remembered especially for his two short stories, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" () and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (), both achievements in local color.
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John Oakhurst, gambler, stepped into the main street of Poker Flat on the morning of the 23d of November,he was conscious of a change in its moral atmosphere since the preceding night.