Wilkes Booth He did not catch the spirit of the delighted audience of the

Wilkes booth he did not catch the spirit of the

This preview shows page 2 - 3 out of 3 pages.

The cheerful interior was lost to J. Wilkes Booth. He did not catch the spirit of the delighted audience, ofthe flaming lamps flinging illumination upon the domestic foreground and the gaily set stage. He only cast one furtive glance upon the man he was to slay, and thrusting one hand in his bosom, another in his skirt pocket, drew forth simultaneously his deadly weapons. His right palm grasped a Derringer pistol, his left a dirk.Then, at a stride, he passed the threshold again, levelled his arm at the President and bent the trigger.A keen quick report and a puff of white smoke,—a close smell of powder and the rush of a dark, imperfectly outlined figure,—and the President's head dropped upon his shoulders: the ball was in his brain.What is the central idea of “The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth”? How do specific details from the text help to develop the central idea? Write a two-to-three paragraph response that includes textual evidence for support.
Type your answer here.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture