Outcasts of Poker Flat Essay | Bret Harte's "Outcasts of Poker Flat" as it Relates to His Own Life Experience

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Bret Harte's "Outcasts of Poker Flat" as it Relates to His Own Life Experience

Summary: This essay explains how Bret Harte relates "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" to his real life history. "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" reflects the time of the California Gold Strike and Harte basically tells his audience that gambling is a huge risk and should not be taken lightly. The results of the California Gold Rush ended up being that very few people actually found gold and those who didn't were left homeless and poor.
Bret Harte was born on August 25, 1836, in Albany, New York. In 1845, his father died, but in 1854, Bret and his family moved to San Francisco, California where his mother was remarried. Harte thought of himself as a failure as he wrote poetry in a diary when he was a student, but didn't give up. During the late 1840s and 1850s, many people were fleeing to California to strike gold and become rich. People were gambling their whole life away to go to California to become wealthy, but very few actually found gold. Bret Harte published his story, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" in 1869. Bret Harte's, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," takes place in 1950 and deals with drunks and gamblers that leave their lives behind to move and begin a new life somewhere else much like the time...

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