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WRIT 111 (James): Object Close Reading Part 2

Object Close Reading Part 2 Instructions

Object Close Reading FINAL - Spring 2021 

WRIT 111

DUE Friday, 2/19 @ 11:59pm

Part 2: Consider the close reading that you wrote about your chosen item. What was the significance that you ascribed to the object? Consider how this object might connect to the theme of UNIT 1 - Fear. How does this object reflect upon or demonstrate how humans understand, cope with, or express fear? 

Draft: Write one page on the above questions

Revise: Object Close Reading part 1 according to instructor feedback AND to integrate your fear interpretation into your paper.

Apply: In a concluding paragraph or two, discuss the implications of your analysis

Objects

Steel, curved handle with hole in middle of base shaped blade, serrated edge. 14 1/2

Amputation Saw

Steel, curved handle with hole in middle of base shaped blade, serrated edge. 14 1/2" long at longest point 2 3/4" wide at widest point.

brass uniform button with a depiction of a farmer plowing the land. The quote

Uniform Button from Chemawa Indian School

Brass uniform button with a depiction of a farmer plowing the land. The quote "God help those who help themselves" is on the edges of the button. The back of the button reads "US INDIAN DEPARTMENT"

Tan cotton woven tape with buckle at end, steel clamp with screw to tighten.

Tourniquet

Tan cotton woven tape with buckle at end, steel clamp with screw to tighten.

Brown wooden handle, metal blades, one short blade with hook into handle to hold next longer blade with curved end. Four blades with curved protrusions near end. 7 1/2 in. long overall, handle 4 in. X 3/4 in., blades 3 1/2 in. long overall.

Fleam for Bleeding

Brown wooden handle, metal blades, one short blade with hook into handle to hold next longer blade with curved end. Four blades with curved protrusions near end. 7 1/2 in. long overall, handle 4 in. X 3/4 in., blades 3 1/2 in. long overall.

Two steel obstetrical forceps used in childbirth. Pair fits together.

Obstetrical Forceps

Two steel obstetrical forceps used in childbirth. Pair fits together. Made in Hammerstein, New York.

Singular piece prototype of the Starr-Edwards heart valve, ball, and cage, including a ball. The metal cage, missing base. Ball: light yellow, faded, slightly transparent, rubber-like material.

Starr-Edwards Heart Valve Prototype

Singular piece prototype of the Starr-Edwards heart valve, ball, and cage, including a ball. The metal cage, missing base. Ball: light yellow, faded, slightly transparent, rubber-like material. This prototype is consistent with the 6120 model that was created in March of 1965.

Steel catheters used by ship captain in case of stricture. 8

Steel Catheter

Steel catheters used by ship captain in case of stricture. 8" in length.

two Kitchen mousetraps--Victor brand

Mousetrap

two Kitchen mousetraps--Victor brand

Black Victorian Dress Top: black brocade, boning, cuff detailing, button closures.

Black Victorian Dress Top

Black Victorian Dress Top: black brocade, boning, cuff detailing, button closures.

Silvery Greek cross-shaped lapel pin: Loyal Temperance Legion.

Loyal Temperance Legion Lapel Pin

Silvery Greek cross-shaped lapel pin: Loyal Temperance Legion.

Top of two-piece wedding dress, creamy silk, lace trim.

Wedding Gown (1893)

Top of two-piece wedding dress, creamy silk, lace trim. Wedding of Mabel and Charles Slater, Oct. 12, 1893, Grand Island, Neb.

Victorian wreath made of human hair

Victorian Hair Wreath