|In the vapid
excerpt from the novel, in the calm and
in the abusive excerpt from The Beet
Louise Erdrich replays an event in which
are mistreated by the environment through
imagery and paradox.
Mrs. X is our English
teacher who orders us around like a
The novel was
written in 1986 and included railroads as
a main means of transportation.
The details help the reader think that
Karl and Mary were from back in the days
where crops were a major factor in living
Back then, heat was not supplied as much
as it is today.
for Eddys prom.
I know Chantal is going to look
beautiful and Im not.
First off they are
in North Dakota, which as many of us know,
means there is nothing of interest there.
The children need to get away from the
town itselfthe butcher of dreams.
I really do
love Christian and want to be with him
but I cant because of the cruel
fact that he doesnt know of my
Today life isnt
suffering. Life is survival.
It isnt the train thats
moving. Its life thats
passing them by.