We present “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte. Here is Jim Tedder. JIM TEDDER: John Oakhurst was a gambler. He had lived in the small western town of Poker Flat for only a short time.
AS Mr. John Oakhurst, gambler, stepped into the main street of Poker Flat on the morning of the twenty-third of November, 1850, he was conscious of a change in its moral atmosphere since the preceding night. Two or three men, conversing earnestly together, ceased as he approached, and exchanged significant glances. There was a Sabbath lull in the air, which, in a settlement unused to Sabbath.
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Literary Analysis. From the beginning moments in the story of The Outcasts of Poker Flat, starting when there is talk in the town of Poker Flat about plans to rid the community of improper persons gambling main character, John Oakhurst, contained himself and remained cool and collected about the situation he was becoming aware of. Bret Harte’s use of voice portrays a calming effect for the.
Themes in The Outcasts of Poker Flat. Judgement of Others: The townspeople living in Poker Flats cast judgement on the story’s main characters and exile them from the town. The narrative describes these exiles as working in unfavorable professions: John is a gambler, the two women are prostitutes. However, the narrative complicates a condemnation of these characters by allocating them.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat” In the short story “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte we see a reoccurring theme with the characters within the story. Most of the characters in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” seemed to be “bad guys”, majority prove by the end of the story that they were genuinely good people. The theme that even wicked people can change is very prevalent with.
The sense of the hierarchical unity under God of beings-as-a-whole is supplemented by variations on the theme of an ascent from the body (mutable and sensible) to the soul (incorporeal but still mutable) to God (spiritual and immutable). Indeed the entire biblical economy provides further supplementation to this ontotheological structure, as we shall see. Thus what Dubarle calls “theologal.
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