Montana 1948 by larry watson

Submitted by Trudy Schrandt profile Title and Author: Montana by Larry Watson Genre: Journey from innocence to awareness; justice and the price it sometimes extracts; collapse of family structure; professional misconduct; unethical behavior; privilege and power Class Type: Male, different age groups, most with chemical dependency or violence issues This book is about the horrific events that consumed the summer of in Bentrock, Montana.

Montana 1948 by larry watson

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Prologue The story is narrated by David Hayden, who is 52 at the time he is telling the story, but is only 12 when the events of the story occur. He recalls the summer of as the summer everything changed for him.

Chapter 2 Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Montanawhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work.
Chapter 2 Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Montanawhich you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

One day David notices that Marie Little Soldier, his Native American babysitter and house-keeper, whom he loves dearly, is sick with a cough. Marie protests, but they insist. When Frank is treating her, she is so upset and scared that Gail realizes something bigger is going on.

After Frank leaves, Marie tells Gail that Frank has been sexually abusing women on the reservations who come to him seeking treatment. Gail is furious, and tells Wesley what Frank has been doing. He talks to Marie to get a clearer picture of her accusations.

Montana 1948 by larry watson

David realizes during this process that Wesley already knows his brother is guilty. David and his parents have dinner a few nights later with Grandpa and Grandma Hayden. On the way home, Wesley tells Gail that Frank has promised to stop the abuse.

Gail says he needs to be punished for the crimes he has already committed. The next day, Marie is found lying dead in her bed when Gail gets home from work.

They are shocked, because Marie had been showing signs of improvement. That night, David tells his parents he saw Uncle Frank go into their house in the afternoon.

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Wesley realizes his brother has probably killed Marie, and decides he must do something about it. Wesley locks Frank up in the basement the next day, trying to spare him the embarrassment of being imprisoned in a jail cell.

Grandpa Hayden comes to the house demanding Frank be released, and accusing Wesley of arresting him out of jealousy. Wesley tells his father that Frank is likely guilty of murder, and that he must face justice.

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The following day, a truck circles the house. They approach the house with an axe, presumably thinking they can break Frank out of the cellar door. Gail fires a shotgun at them as warning, and luckily Len shows up to head them off in time.

Wesley comes home and asks what has happened. He realizes Grandpa Hayden has too much influence in this town, and that Frank will never be convicted. They all decide it is best to let Frank go. But when Wesley talks to Frank, he realizes Frank is almost certainly guilty, and that he feels no remorse over killing Marie.

Wesley cannot live with the idea of letting Frank go, and says he will take his brother to jail first thing in the morning.

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That night David wakes up to the sound of shattering glass. He finds his parents awake. They tell him Frank is smashing preserve jars in the basement, for attention, and that no one should go downstairs. In the morning, however, when Wesley goes to wake Frank up, he finds him dead—Frank has slit his wrists with the broken glass.

Of course, things do not go back to normal. His father practices law in North Dakota, and David enjoys a relatively good life.Need help with Chapter 1 in Larry Watson's Montana ?

Montana 1948 by larry watson

Check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis. Montana , by Larry Watson is a novella that focuses on the life of young Montanan David Hayden in and the struggles of a family torn between loyalty and justice.

The novella explores the way power can be abused within a small community. Title and Author: Montana by Larry Watson Genre: Novel Themes: Journey from innocence to awareness; justice and the price it sometimes extracts; This book is about the horrific events that consumed the summer of in Bentrock, Montana.

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