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. He is used to illustrate the theme of loyalty vs. She wanted him to work in law and be himself, not a Hayden. For illustration Ray Rice Runing Back from the Baltimore Ravens violently assaulted his Fiancee and wholly knocked her out unconscious. He was considered a war hero, witty, charming, and was a trained doctor. Nobody knows why Marie is so against seeing a doctor, but everybody just assumes it is because of her heritage — Indians were assumed to seek healing from Medicine men and potions instead of highly educated doctors. His horse Nutty provides a trust stead and loyal friend that carries David on his path of coming of age.
He is a stereotypical western cowboy. The novel is based in the year 1899, 49 years before the events of Montana 1948. The main message portrayed in Montana 1948 is how excluded Indians where back in those years. Gail accompanies her through the examination. In North Dakota Wes could use his law degree to work for a law firm and David would learn what's best in life.
While the themes are well appreciated, the script would benefit from more development. The story is told from the perspective of a twelve year old boy David. This shows that word was going around but no one was willing to stand up for the Indians or investigate. Watson does this by introducing Marie before Frank and making David view on her very memorable. The investigation starts when Wes's housekeeper Marie reveals that Frank has been molesting young Indian women for some time. Marie is a 6 ft.
He always enjoyed having power and having people following his orders. Through the situation around him, Wesley Hayden becomes almost a different man because he grows as a person and sees that he must step up and take action otherwise nothing will be. When Marie hears this she falls into hysterics and refuses to see a doctor. They are all intellectual people as Frank is a doctor and Wesley is a law school graduate. His wife Gail believed they should move out of Montana so Wes could establish his attorney career without the pressure of being one of Hayden's. Yet being big and strong she took time to care for David and be his friend.
Tall, handsome, and athletic, Frank Hayden was a star athlete in both college and high school, honored and decorated war veteran, highly revered doctor in Bentrock. The whole white population within Mercer County were partly responsible for the terrible events of Montana 1948. The point of view is the mental positioning from which a story is observed or narrated and in Montana, Watson has chosen to write in first person through the eyes of a 52 year old man telling the events which happened 40 years before. When Gail is faced with an adverse situation dangering her family she immediately acts out of the mould 1940's society has set for a houswife; where as Enid saves her family from being torn apart by distance when sending mail to Wesley when they have moved apart. Marie is further reluctant to receive medical treatment from Frank Hayden and calls for Gail, David's mother, to be in the room with her during her checkup. He was a very authoritarian character and had a lot of power.
When Frank is found to be a rapist, Wes then transforms into a deep and critical thinker, who investigates the situation and does the right thing in the end as he knows that he must be fair and unbiased towards the crimes that Frank had committed. Frank and Wesley grew up together and shared the same education background, therefore they are alike in their appearance, credentials, spouses choices, and prejudice attitudes. The impact of these experiences would have been life altering for the narrator. An example of this is the way David influences my views on Wesley and Frank. He used his highly respected position in town to cover up his crimes and managed to keep it secret even from his closest family members. Discuss Montana 1948, by Larry Watson is novel set in American mid-west that raises a question who was to blame for the tragic events that occurred that summer.
This novel is based on the characters Frank, Wes and Julian. Late in the novel, Gail Hayden changes her attitude and no longer wants her husband to continue the course of action that earlier she encouraged him to follow because she realizes all she wants to protect her family and have back a home and her family safe. Wesley's moral values override his family loyalty and he agrees to take his brother to the local jail the next day, but later that night the family wakes to the sound of jars breaking in the basement. Marie Little Soldier discloses this information to Gail, and Frank presumably kills her in retribution. The novel has drawn a picture of Hayden family, the most respectful and dominating family in town, being thrown to chaos just because of the crime a family member committed.
David's father, Wesley, is the local sheriff and begins to investigate these allegations against his brother, but is in a difficult situation between his loyalty to his family and his obligation to justice. Gail manages to scare them away by firing warning shots into the air, while David calls for help. To the white people, they were of no value to anybody. During her life she was a best friend to David who secretly admired her. This issue is the maltreatment of power and how it leads to effects that sometimes might be lay waste toing. I received this in an email informing me that I will not obtain a provisional teaching license. Wes holding to go forth town and Julian losing both of his boies.
She did not want David to grow up in Montana, as she feared for his soul. The moral of the book, is to treat everyone as an equal. One brother, Wes, is the sheriff and the other brother, Frank, is the doctor. She never really trusted Frank from the beginning, she said it was because of his charm, she was right from the beginning. His character helps the author maintain a constant underlying theme of loyalty vs. As he grows up, he begins to realize how much evil exists in the world.
He was born in 1910 in Mercer County and grew up on a large cattle ranch just outside of Bentrock with his brother Frank, mother Enid and father Julian. She was originally from Berthold Reservation and is a Hunkpapa Sioux Native. Marie Little Soldier Marie little soldier was the house keeper and baby sitter of David Hayden whilst his Mother could not be home to attend him. Frank Hayden is a favored son of a rich landowner, a doctor, and a war hero, who is well-liked in Bentrock especially by his own father. 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. As a result from a loving family, a strong bond is born and it is very hard to kill. Set in the heart of North America in the 19th century, when Native Americans were considered B class citizens and persecution was inevitable ever since the Europeans first arrived on the continent.