Observe Mr. John Oakhurst Case and answer the following 1. Who is the most admirable character in…

Observe Mr. John Oakhurst Case and answer the following 1. Who is the most admirable character in the story? And why? 2. Identify why each character is an outcast. Why are they, morally and physically, “cast out”? Think about the issues of societal and personal morality. 3. This story is an example of the American literary movement Realism and Regionalism. Thinking about what both of these words mean, and without looking up their literary definitions, what are some aspects of each movement? Give examples from the story. AS Mr. John Oakhurst, gambler, stepped into the main street of Poker Flat on the morning of the twenty-third of November, 1850, he was conscious of a change in its moral atmosphere since the preceding night. Two or three men, conversing earnestly together, ceased as he approached, and exchanged significant glances. There was a Sabbath lull in the air, which, in a settlement unused to Sabbath influences, looked ominous. Mr. Oakhurst s calm, handsome face betrayed small concern in these indications. Whether he was conscious of any predisposing cause, was another question. “I reckon they re after somebody,” he reflected; “likely it s me.” He returned to his pocket the handkerchief with which he had been whipping away the red dust of Poker Flat from his neat boots, and quietly discharged his mind of any further conjecture. In point of fact, Poker Flat was “after somebody.” It had lately suffered the loss of several thousand dollars, two valuable