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  • Knife River Flint Experiment

    The process of heat-treating Knife River Flint requires a lot of time, preparation, and materials. The Knife River Flint that was used in this experiment came from Mercer County, North Dakota, which there are five different Knife River Flint Quarries in Mercer County. The three closest quarries to where the Knife River Flint in this experiment was collected are the Crowley Quarries, Medicine Butte, and Dodge Quarry. With the help of Russell Redhorn, a Native American monitor I was working with at the time, we were able to collect a large quantity of Knife River Flint cobbles from an area about eight miles south of Zap, North Dakota. Which is in close vicinity to the Medicine Butte Quarry. (See Fig. 2) One could speculate that the Knife River Flint that was collected could be from the Medicine Butte Quarry. Knife River Flint is the most important component for this experiment, so a high quantity of high quality Knife River was needed. The other materials need for the experiment was a regular home oven, a cast iron pot, sand, hard hammer, soft hammer, pressure flaker and a reliable timer, since time plays a large part in this experiment. There a many different ways that can be employed to heat-treat Knife River Flint. The use of a home oven, kiln, fire pit, or a barbeque has been used to heat-treat Knife River Flint. I opted for the home oven method because I didn’t have access to a kiln or a barbeque, and a fire pit would have been hard to accomplish as the…

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  • Theme Of Symbolism In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    to make her way through the crowd" (2). The word "farewell" is used as foreshadowing to the climax of the story. Jackson uses an abundance of foreshadowing, which indicates, to a degree, what is about to happen to the winner of the lottery. There is at least one indicator within each individual paragraph, which allows the reader to have the realization that the lottery is disturbing. Showing that the people of the town foreboding. The lottery takes place on a clear, sunny, June day. It doesn 't…

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  • The Theme Of The American Dream In Walter Lee, By John Hansberry

    They strive to provide a new home for their family and to escape the bad life the live now. Mama believes that getting a new home for her family will bring happiness to her family, and that is a huge accomplishment to her. Getting a new home will help Ruth because she wasn’t sure about having her new child grow up in the apartment. Even though they struggle within the play, Mama and Ruth both achieve their American dream from the help of their family. Finally, Hansberry uses detailed symbols…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Fire Analysis

    Lord of the Flies Essays Deserted people all have a degree of civility, until it comes down to a life, or death situation. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of British schoolboys crash down on an island. They are all alone with no parents, and no order. The boys find out the hard way, with no order and authority, chaos and savagery will take over their minds and actions. To show the savagery and uncivil actions, Golding uses symbols such as fire, a spear, and the conch.…

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  • Symbolism In Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson

    pinafore scratching the shit outta me and I'm really hating this nappy-headed bitch and her goddamn college degree" (Bambara 136). This sentence gives the image that this is a poor, low class neighborhood. The reader is able to identify that this is not a high-class place, but one possibly in the slums. The language is symbolic because it represents the area of the city that the story is taking place. It also lets the reader know what kinds of characters are being presented. Bambara also uses…

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  • Symbolic Elements In The Red Convertible By Louise Erdrich

    myself), Lyman walks everywhere he goes” (Erdrich 241). The car lasts through the whole story just as the relationship between Henry and Lyman lasts. Another symbol in the story is the picture that the brothers’ sister Bonita took of them before they left for their final adventure together in the Red convertible. In it, Lyman’s face is happy and smiling. On the contrary, Henry’s face is dark and covered by a shadow in the pictures. This photograph foreshadows Henrys death later in the story and…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Sow's Head Analysis

    obtain dominance over one’s will. Two important entities maintain the symbolism of power over the boys, one having complete order and hope, the other having chaos and fear in one’s mind. The conch is the symbol of order and the sow’s head is the symbol of chaos. The boys in the novel use these as a substitute of human nature. The conch gives people the right to speak for themselves, without interruption and it remains as a product of civilization. “‘That’s what this shell’s called. I’ll…

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  • What Does The Dove Symbolize In The Lottery

    Symbolism gives the reader a different outlook on what they are reading. It allows the reader not only to read the literal meaning but also what it symbolizes and how it can affect the whole story. There are many different symbols around us that we don’t realize. For example, a dove is a symbol of peace. Whenever you may see a dove you may think about “peace.” The color white is also a symbol. It may symbolize surrender. When in war and the opposing side wants to surrender they will raise a…

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  • Symbolism In Glaspell's Lamb To The Slaughter

    The leg of lamb is one such example of a symbol, as it represents the woman and how a woman can take down a man, contrary to common belief during the time. The leg would be a domestic weapon, as it was accessible to Mary, being a housewife. There is actually a shared symbol between “Lamb to the Slaughter” and Trifles, which is the cage. In “Lamb to the Slaughter”, the house is the cage, which Patrick tries to escape, and Mary wants them both to stay in. Mary herself could be considered a symbol,…

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  • Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

    Symbolism in Lord of the Flies The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is very symbolic and by including key symbols in the story Golding reveals the deeper meanings of them in the book Lord of the Flies. The most important symbols in the Lord of the Flies that symbolize what is happening to the boys and the island are the conch, the glasses and fire. A first reason for how the symbols make the story better is the way the conch is used in Lord of the Flies. Right from the beginning the…

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