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Johnson 1 Jasmine Johnson Dr. Fegley English 1102 April 3, 2008 A Life for a Life Past and present alike are present throughout The World Made Straight . Although there is a hundred years between the time period of the book and the journals of Joshua Candler they play an important role upon each other. Joshua Candler’s journals provide a background for Travis and Leonard to follow throughout the story. The story opens with an excerpt from Candler’s journal. These journals help build a picture of the past. Both Leonard and Travis show an interest in their families past. “What reason you got to say I’m ignorant?” This is a question that Travis asked Leonard before he began his journey through his family’s past along with Leonard. Travis knows little about the history of Shelton Laurel until he meets Leonard. Together these two unravel the mystery of their past and try to understand the meaning behind the events revealed in Candler’s journals. Travis’s knowledge goes beyond that of his familial ties as he learns more about Leonard and the true extent of the knowledge that lay dormant as he attended school and after he dropped out. Both Travis and Leonard can be described as outlaws. Travis is the son that is a failure to
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