Haven't found the Essay You Want?
For Only $12.90/page

Bret Harte Essay Topics & Paper Examples

Poker Flat

Do you think people can control how or if the die; even if inevitable? This unique story by Francis Bret Harte “The Outcast of Poker Flat”, has a grey western setting. Harte explores the mind of a gambler who is exiled from a warped town. Two literary devices regionalism and naturalism content is evident throughout, giving the story a feeling of hopelessness of survival. The regionalism in “The Outcast of Poker Flat” separates the characters from the town in such a way that is ironic. “I reckon they are after somebody” is said by the main character in the beginning of the story showing strong dialect on how the speech is in the town. The dialect is a western slang…