An experience they will remember their whole lives. Gail is very religious and acted with strong values to show David what was best. They are all intellectual people as Frank is a doctor and Wesley is a law school graduate. Montana 1948 The story of Montana 1948 tells of a certain struggle which the Hayden family experiences. 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.
She never really trusted Frank from the beginning, she said it was because of his charm, she was right from the beginning. Len turned to alcohol and had trouble with drinking, resulting in being an alcoholic. He was the shadow of his brother Frank, and was seen as more of a reject child out of the two sons. She wanted him to work in law and be himself, not a Hayden. David, being an only child developed a close relationship with a native young woman Marie Little Soldier who was his babysitter.
Merce County during the 1940's, this idea is shown to the reader constantly by Larry Watson in the novel. In certain places, the motif of light assists the motif of silence to emphasize the significance of the event. An experience they will remember their whole lives. Gail and Wesley believe that Marie simply prefers traditional Indian doctoring, such as a medicine man, but they call Frank anyway. The complexity of the point of view adds depth to the story and encourages the reader to think about how different point of views can change the perception of a story. Coincidentally Gail doesn't think Wes should be a sheriff and that the family should move to North Dakota.
It is at this point in the book when the first act of misjudgement occurs. David Hayden As the events of the summer in 1948 unfold, David is twelve, though he is re telling this significant part of his life from a first-person perspective as a 53 year old man. Ideas about racism and identity are explored in the novel through the use of perspective and the point of view. So Gail tries to use her power to sway the outcome of decisions but this ultimately does not work, this is not surprising due to the social rank of females in this area. This novel was written from 1st person perspective. The story is told from the perspective of a twelve year old boy David. She comes across as being a quiet woman though is presented as the strong moral influence in the Hayden marriage.
Some of these things include warrantless wire tapping. It is very hard not to think of Enid and Gail as people who comfortably fit the mould when every other female does. Gail grew sick of Montana and ended up leaving, which she wanted all along. This is an awkward situation as not only are the men brothers, but his father handed down the position as sheriff to Wesley, hoping to keep a clean Hayden family name. After this startling experience, they were never… 829 Words 4 Pages Montana 1948 is about the loss of innocence and the painful gain of wisdom.
Montana 1948 is set in a small country town in Mercer County, Montana called Bentrock. With his son, David's confession of seeing Frank around the going in the house earlier the same day as Marie's death, Wes knows he must search for more clues. His stubbornness and lust for power are what led him to be sheriff yet the people still supported him. The mystery of the novel is whether or not Frank Hayden is a molester. At first he barely believes it to be true. Despite Wesley's obvious efforts to live up to his father's expectations, Julian favors his other son, Frank. Frank Hayden was getting pleasure of knowing and proving to the Indians that nobody was going to help them out, because they were simply another unwanted Indian.
David Hayden David Hayden, a 12 year old narrator, 52 before flashback. His role in the story is most stressful - bring justice to Bentrock by arresting his brother for rape or let it slide past and try to keep it off his conscious. The purposes of the images described create the setting of the story, which takes place in a quiet desolate town in a dry harsh land. David, because his parents both work, is often left in the care of an Indian woman called Marie Little Soldier who takes care of the house. When Wes was 16, he was kicked by a horse which left him with a permanent limp. This pity which I felt forced me to like his character more than Franks. Wesley eventually arrests Frank, who confesses to killing Marie and molesting Indian women, and holds him captive in the basement, in order to avoid the embarrassment Frank would experience by going to the local jail.
Len talked to him about being a sheriff in Montana. 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. During her life she was a best friend to David who secretly admired her. Marie Little Solider Marie Little Soldier moved to Montana when she was around 20 years of age. Some would state he used his power to profit his household. This creates misgiving in the authorities and pandemonium among the citizens. If she knew she was right, she would stick up for herself and made sure her point was made.
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. In the book Frank Hayden was raping these girls just to prove to them how little society actually cared. Montana 1948 a series of tragic events were to have a major impact on David and his parents. In the end Frank was found dead, he committed suicide. Wesley agrees to let Frank remain in his basement until other arrangements can be made. When Uncle Frank is called to examine Marie, she becomes hysterical and demands Gail stay with her during the examination. I see Wesley Hayden as a pushover, he pushed a rewarding career away because his father had told him to and he went to law school because his wife told him to as well.