# 32 “The Gilded Six-Bits”

I loved the story because it involved love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Missy May loved her husband and she always wanted to do whatever to make him happy, but I think her emotions got the best of her particularly in the heat of the moment. Sometimes we wish to experience that “unknown” which get most of us in trouble. I believe this is part of growth, and sometimes it can be selfishness, not thinking how the results would end up for that person or someone else. Joe loved his wife but he was dying to show off his wife to another man because of what he assumed the other man had (riches and gold). He used his wife in a bad way and it backfired on him. Basically, they betrayed each other. But their love was strong, strong enough to forgive. I loved this story because it was so romantic and it was based on reality.

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#31 Boot! Metamorphosis

If I had to choose one piece of literature to “Boot Out” it would be Metamorphosis, not that it didn’t get my attention. The part that I did not like how the author turn Gregor into a BUG. The author could have used some other symbolism to represent a change in his life. Maybe used another insect for example, “A Bumble Bee” I guess by my response to this story you can tell that I do not like bugs!! What was really gross how the author used vivid details about his body and his legs. How he had to get use to walking with his NEW LEGS. Just Awful!! So for me I would “Boot Out” Metamorphosis and never make anyone read this story. Never!

#30 Gas Chamber

Honestly, I pray every day for the entire world. I hope that other people are praying for the same thing, and not be afraid. Because “God did not give us a spirit of fear.” I just pray that this would never happen to anyone. It is sad to know that there are people in the world that have evil thoughts as they do. Usually when you encounter an individual or individuals with so much madness, more than likely it stems from something that happened in their past. There are lots of hurting people in the world.Anything is possible. I pray with all my heart nothing like this ever happens in the United States. I really do not believe this would happen in the United States, because even though things look crazy, we are a country that “Trust in God.” You know it’s true it is written on our Money! (smile)

#29 The Concentration Camp

I have heard about this terrible, terrible situation practically all my life and every time it comes up it is like it just happen yesterday. I do not know all the details, all I know it happen. Also, Africans taken from their homes to be tortured on ships stacked like sardines in a can. The worst death is starvation. What happen in the Nazi concentration camps was unbearable. It is so hard to talk about it. Even as I write about it now my heart hurts. As a Believer in Christ Jesus, we should realize why we must take care of each other. We must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and give shelter! The Devil is out there! He comes to kill, devour, and to destroy.

#28 Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is about a story where a family made a change in their lives. The most dramatic was Gregor. He change from a human to a BUG, just like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Gregor supported his family. I believe they took advantage of him. The author used a BUG instead of a BUTTERFLY, because a bug is dark and ugly and his life was the same not like a beautiful butterfly. He could no longer do anything so his family had to start taking care of things. They had to make a change. We all must go through some types of changes whether good or bad. We must remember nothing ever stays the same but “The Word of the Living God.”

#27 Bierce (The Narrator)

I thought Bierce story was a awesome piece of work. Using a first-person narrator to tell the story of “The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” drew me more into the story. For me it seemed as though I was there in the moment. Yes. I think that it helps him tell the story and it was very vivid and detailed which is what I enjoyed the most. When I read this story it showed every detail in how the condemned man was dying. What amazed me was that the man was about to die but yet and still his thinking was not on dying. He totally went out of the physical realm into the spiritual realm. For me nothing was missing it was a good story.

# 26 Bitter Bierce

“His vehemence as a critic his motto “Nothing Matters”, and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him his nickname “Bitter Bierce” Yes. There is the Civil War that might have shaped Ambrose Bierce cynicism. When he did his time serving in this war it change him. Particularly his feelings about human nature. He was a sad man because basically he did not like people. His was very opinionated. I believe he was just an evil, bitter man, maybe because how they were treated as soldiers in the Civil War, and other negative things he experience from the government. He was not only a bitter man he seemed to had a personality disorder. To have a nickname like “Bitter Bierce” means a very unhappy Man.