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    Heritage of Blue Highways In the country travelers' Bible, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a journey into his Native American heritage as well as into the heart of American culture. As a person of mixed ancestry, Least Heat Moon wishes to seek the history and experiences of his past in his travels. He is especially interested in the Native American element of his heritage because he had no knowledge of his ancestry as he was growing up. At the point at which he begins his journey, after

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    Forgotten People of the Blue Highways Journeying along the back roads of the blue highways of the road maps, William Least Heat Moon discovers the forgotten people of America in Blue Highways. In the beginning, his trip seems to be motivated by anger and disillusion. But when readers look deeper into the story, they see that Least Heat Moon focuses the attention on how to "climb out of a world which he realized was impersonal and materialistic" (Lyons 63). By avoiding the large cities, he focuses

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    Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways In the book of a rustic American journey, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon continually characterizes the land he travels with simple, natural references. Least Heat Moon repeatedly gives the nature he discovers on his journey very fertile, prolific qualities. The essays often contains vivid physical descriptions of the environment, particularly its natural beauty. Least Heat Moon ponders human existence and its interference with the environment. The

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    In his traveling diary, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a trip to various destinations of unknown worth. His American back roads tour is characterized by the pattern of taking a journey that follows a circle. Least Heat Moon's circular journey is both literal and spiritual. His travels circle the nation, and he gathers history and personality from all corners of America. More importantly, however, Least Heat Moon sets out to fully explore and find himself. He provides the audience with

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    Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library I don't know what exactly I expected to find at the library that summer.  Rows of gleaming shelves and neatly stacked books, probably.  No sound but the humming of fluorescent lights and the thump of rubber stamps.  The librarians would be demure types - soft-spoken and intellectual.  I thought of the place itself as a sort of solemn temple to the written word.  With these images in mind, I was startled by my first glimpse of the employees'

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    culture or belief. Blue Highways: A Journey into America, talks about a man name William Least Heat-moon who travels the Blue Highways of America. One of the main themes in the book he brings up a lot is historical continuity. Heat-moon shows it a lot through the cities he goes through such as: Selma, Alabama, Shelbyville, Kentucky, and Fredericksburg, TX. Most Americans

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    trees, forming a canopy over the path that winds its way up the mountainside behind my home. This is where I go when I need to think. As I hike up the narrow trail, I find solitude in nature. There are no houses to fill my view. There are no super-highways cutting through the middle of the path. Most of all, there are no people. A family of deer freezes to look at me in search of a place where the snow has not covered the grass. Further up the trail I stop to watch as two black squirrels chase each

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    The Elk Hunt

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    Silverton Colorado with my dad in October. My dad and I had six elk tags for the very first rifle season. We pulled our camp trailer down to a nice wooded area about five miles before you get into town. The camp sight was about a quarter mile off of the highway. There were trees all around the camping spot; the only break in the trees was where the road came through. We set up our camp trailer the day before season started. We had set our alarm for four o'clock the next morning, and we went to bed early

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    the night it snows about a foot. Perfect for snow shoveling. So I meet my friend at his house. He is a tall thing figure, with short blond hair and blue eyes. And we set off on adventure of trying to find a house to shovel. But business is moving at a sn... ... middle of paper ... ...t and we are facing the entrance ramp towards the highway. At this exact moment we jump out of the car. The elderly man is befuddled by our actions. He is smart, he asks us if we still want the money? I respond

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    Juanita Platero's "Chee's Daughter": Character's Environment Reveals A Great Deal About Personality A characters environment reveals a great deal about his personality. In Chee's Daughter by Juanita Platero and Siyowin Miller this theory is displayed. In this story a young Navajo Indian girl is taken from her home by her deceased mother's parents. Two different environments which reflect values and personalities are conflicting. A young traditional Navajo,Chee , and a non- traditional

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