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10, Baskets: Based on “Assembly Line” a Short Story by B. Traven. Front Cover. Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, Penny Bernal. McGraw-Hill, – Language Arts . Chapter Maker/Worker/Profit-Maker: B. Traven’s “Assembly Line”. Creativity is one of the basic needs and satisfactions of a good life. The ancient Greek word. In B. Traven’s short story “Assembly Line,” we encounter an Indian peasant who spends most of his time cultivating crops for himself and his.

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Similar Items Related Subjects: First I would note that the businessman can take his money across the border into Mexico, and then linw the baskets back across the border to New York. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Such a difference between laboring at what we deeply enjoy and labor that is only done for money. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This site uses cookies. The Indian and Mr. All this we learn of the Indian after first being introduced to one Mr.

travrn AS I have said at times, that Christmas is not as it use to be. People are out buying gifts without it truly meaning anything.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is in contrast to the assembly line type of labor where workers add or make one small piece of the finished product where the goal is speed and efficiency. Beyond that, beyond the numbers and figures that he has woven in lihe head, the Indian is nothing.


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In place of individually expressed art works, they would become uniform commodities. I would consider asking some questions about markets and national borders.

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Write a review Rate this item: Draw your own conclusions and share them assemhly me. Devoid as it is of all human consideration and empty of spirit, capital travels to all ends of the earth to extract labor for asxembly. Not only this, but workers must be continually made to work more intensely and more assembbly so that as much profit as possible can be squeezed out of their working hours.

This would cost money, and this money would have to come from the amount that each basket would be sold to Mr. The Indian possesses a small piece of property on which to produce what he needs, and beyond that, he can make a small income from the sale of his baskets. Because, you know, to have a viable nation you have to have a controlled border….

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10,000 baskets : based on “Assembly line” a short story by B. Traven

Indeed, even if he were to be paid 15 pesos for each basket, the sheer act of creating thousands of baskets would alter the meaning of the baskets for the Indian. Please enter assembpy name. East Dane Designer Men’s Ttaven. Each basket requires painstaking labor. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You may send this item to up to five recipients. He patiently explains that if he were to weave ten thousand baskets, he would have no time to tend to his crops and to his land, and he would have to go to the village to purchase and acquire all of his needs.


If you read the story, it has a very “simple” feel to it.

The name field is required. So according to the conventions of fiction, of gripping your audience with non-stop action and a riveting plotline, this story completely fails.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Your request to send this item has been completed. Winthrop knows that the Indian sells one basket aswembly the village for half of a peso, and so he thinks that for a bulk order the Indian would sell even lower.