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The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte – Short Story

Last updated on May 5, 2023 by in English Short Stories Category with 4 Comments on The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte – Short Story, 73 Views and Reading Time: 22 minutes
The Luck of Roaring Camp The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte Available in the public domain at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ There was commotion in Roaring Camp. It could not have been a fight, for in 1850 that was not novel enough to have called together the entire settlement. The ditches and claims were not only

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4 comments on “The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte – Short Story”

    • The Luck of Roaring Camp has so many ups and downs and surprises the reader by the end. The ending is so ironic with the notorious and dramatic turn of events.

    • That’s a very good metaphor or analogy you drew between luck and the central message or theme of The Luck of Roaring Camp. About this theme, we have a proverb in English that reads: “easy come, easy go”. In fact, the people in the Roaring Camp were living in desperate and harsh conditions and they didn’t have any person to show love and affection to. Suddenly, the birth of a boy, which rarely happened there, changed their lives and attitudes. As a matter of fact, I think the presence of the little boy did not bring luck nor misfortune or bad luck to the Roaring Camp. They simply reacted or overreacted to this meager and natural phenomenon – the birth of a boy – in a weird way with exaggeration.

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