Blacksmith Essay

Blacksmith Essay

Jonathan Price?s Search for the Blacksmith

– One day, a fourteen-year-old boy named Jonathan Price found himself lying down in the grass and suddenly thought, where are mom and dad. Where am I. He did not realize that he had walked one hundred and fifty miles east of his home in Wichita, Kansas and blacked out the previous day, October 19th, and blacked out. As he got up out of the grass, he felt a strange desire for food. He started wandering in the direction he thought was home. He started to go through a forest when he saw a beautiful waterfall joining in to a river….  

Portrayal of the Blacksmith in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

–      In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens places great emphasis on the ideas and attitudes of work. He gives examples of various kinds of work through each different character. On one extreme the idea of “gentlemanly” work is depicted through the character of the lawyer, Jaggers. On the opposite end of the spectrum there is Joe Gargery in his role as the village blacksmith, the “non-gentlemanly” depiction of work. In a novel that is built around the main character longing to become a gentleman, Dickens uses the theme or motif of “work” in order to display the ambivalence of the social attitudes to the idea of work in the nineteenth century….  

The Earliest Examples of Welding: Bronce Age and The Middle Age

– The earliest evidence of welding dates back to the Bronze Age. The earliest examples of welding that have been found to date are welded gold boxes belonging to civilizations that thrived during the bronze age. There is evidence supporting the fact that even the Egyptians developed a form of welding. Several of their iron tools were made by welding. During the Middle Ages, a set of blacksmiths came to the forefront, crafting tools, weapons and other necessities. Blacksmiths of the Middle Ages welded various types of iron tools by hammering….  

Two-Way Monologues An examination of Keneally?s The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith through Friel?s Translations

– Two-Way Monologues An examination of Keneally’s The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith through Friel’s Translations If medium is the message, as suggested by Marshall McLuhan, much can be said about the difference between a novel and a play. As he explains, the medium is an extension of human facility, “The wheel…is an extension of the foot. The book is an extension of the eye… Clothing, an extension of the skin…” (McLuhan). Thomas Keneally’s novel The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith explains this phenomenon as Jimmy’s chant….  

Warfare of Elizabethan Times

– … Leather is good at stopping swords but is susceptible to thrusts and arrows (Freudenrich). In the Middle Ages, chain mail was popular, but was borrowed from the Romans (Freudenrich). Chain mail was mostly small, interlocked steel rings. The ends of the rings could be close together (butted mail) or could have a metal rivet (riveted mail) (Freudenrich). Chain mail was pretty easy to make, it cost less than other forms of armor and pretty effective in stopping a slice from a weapon. It was susceptible to pointed weapons (Freudenrich)….