Character Analysis: Montana 1948

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Topics: Family, Mother, Tears
Statement of Intent
The addition to the story of Montana 1948 is written due to my dissatisfaction towards the plot line and the lack of detail (from David’s perspective). The addition to the story will introduce a new character named Adsila Hot Summer, she is a victim of Frank Hayden’s controversy. She will come forward and tell Wes when he was investigating his activities.
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“Oh, for Christ’s sake!” Grandfather said. “What kind of bullshit is this?”
“There’s cause. I’ve done some investigating, Dad.”
“You—investigating?”
“Adsila, the girl who Frank harassed, when he was thirteen.” My father said seriously. “She came forward. She will be here later for the investigation.”
After around twenty minutes, Adsila walked through the door slightly
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You don’t lock up a man for that. You don’t lock up your brother. A respected man. A war hero.” Grandfather interrupted, looked towards my father and said angrily.
“It’s not that … If only it was that…” My father replied in despair.
My father took a deep breath and quietly let out “Murder.”
“Murder” my father shouted at Grandfather. “Do you understand?”
“Marie is just one of Frank’s many victims.” My father said.

Adsila interrupted “One of his victim was my brother.” She laughed manically. “It was because of me. I killed him! If it wasn’t for me he wouldn’t be alone in the dark.” I felt a sudden annoyance at uncle Frank, how could he possibly do that?

Hidden behind the stairs, I heard Adsila as she sobbed. It took a while for her to pull herself together. She repeated “If it wasn’t for me he wouldn’t have died. He got killed by Frank for me,” she yelled and slapped herself on the chest. She lost control of her emotions and cried endlessly. Her arms were wrapped around her body while she started to break

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