The Luck of Roaring Camp

by Bret Harte
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The Luck of Roaring Camp

Local color uses techniques within the style of writing to reflect the unique characteristics of a certain group of people. This can be reflected in dialogue, the interactions of characters, or...

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

The answer to this question is largely subjective and best left up to individual readers. The reason for that is because the moral of a story can be loosely defined as the message conveyed by the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019, 6:51 pm (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

The literary movement of realism sought to move away from the trappings of the romanticism movement that preceded it; it promoted an objective and truthful, unvarnished look at life as it is. The...

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Isolation is another important theme in the story. Roaring Luck itself is some way removed from civilization, both culturally and geographically. This wild, remote outpost provides a suitable home...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018, 10:07 am (UTC)

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The men of Roaring Camp are initially presented as a rough bunch with quite a bit of tumultuous life experience behind them. Some of them are actual fugitives from justice. The group has plenty of...

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

“The Luck of Roaring Camp” is set in California during the mid-19th-century Gold Rush. Cherokee Sal is “a coarse and…, very sinful woman,” and the only woman living in a mining camp of about 100...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020, 6:48 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

We don't learn much about Cherokee Sal, though she is unique to the Roaring Camp. She is unique because she is the only woman living there among more than a hundred men, and, in addition, she has a...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2019, 9:47 pm (UTC)

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Well, your question is significant in that the name of the child is very important and, in fact, becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. The baby, however, is not JUST named Luck, he's named Thomas...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2015, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

Stumpy is the good-hearted surrogate father of "The Luck of Roaring Camp." Stumpy is hiding out in Roaring Camp and because he is a bigamist, it is decided that he has more experience dealing with...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2011, 5:04 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

At the end of Bret Harte's short story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp," luck runs out for the baby dubbed "The Luck" of the mining camp. After the death of "The Luck's" mother, the men adopt the baby...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010, 1:16 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

The setting of this story is Roaring Camp, and it is a settlement town in 1805. Harte definitely gives the setting a rough feel. He tells us that death is a regular occurrence in the town as is...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2018, 1:27 pm (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

The short story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" by Bret Harte depicts a wild town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that is changed by the arrival of a baby. A woman named Cherokee...

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

Bret Harte's short story "The Luck of Roaring Camp" has a plot that rises steadily to a climax that occurs very close to the end of the story, followed by a brief denouement. The inciting incident...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016, 5:11 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

This is almost a "trick" question because the whole point of the story is that the addition of Tommy Luck to Roaring Camp CREATED the positive society of the camp itself. Therefore, at best, it is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2015, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

Bret Harte's short story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" caused a sensation upon its initial publication in 1868. The story featured a prostitute and her illegitimate child, dubbed "The Luck"; a cuss...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2010, 2:01 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

Sal is in labor and, without any proper medical attention, is suffering quite appalling pain. The way things are going, both she and her baby are not going to make it. In fact, some of the men in...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2021, 11:42 am (UTC)

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

The changes to the camp emanated from Luck's arrival there. First, the town decided to spruce up the cabin where Luck lived: "It was kept scrupulously clean and whitewashed. Then it was boarded,...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2016, 1:13 am (UTC)

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