Alamo Traces by Thomas Ricks Lindley

By Thomas Ricks Lindley

Destined to be a arguable background of 1 of the preferred Americna landmarks, Alamo lines is Thomas Ricks Lindley's masterpiece. Fifteen years of study makes this severe exam of the Alamo tale a quantity of ancient fact and accuracy. the writer burrows deep into the files and shovels away deposits of delusion, folklore, and defective study which are generations deep. by no means wavering in its look for the bedrock of truth, this convincing hypothesis approximately what may perhaps relatively have occurred in the course of that brave struggle for independence.

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Innocence is always tested, and the protagonists must prove their integrity and demonstrate virtues such as kindness to be worthy of a reward, whether it be wealth, marriage, bliss, or peace. ” Inevitably, these bumpkins turn out to be much smarter than they appear, have a great deal of courage, and use their wits to overcome oppression. They achieve their goals through humility and kindness. ” Though patriarchal notions flourish in most of the tales, there are subversive tendencies that can be seen in the resistance of young women, who are not satisfied with their positions in life.

The tales have the same sky blue, flawless, shining eyes (in which small children love so much to see themselves1) that no longer grow while the other parts of their bodies are still tender, weak, and too awkward to be put to use on the earth. Most of the situations in the tales are so ordinary that many readers will have encountered them, but like all actual things in life, they continually appear new and moving. Parents have no more food, and, in desperation, they must cast their children from their home.

The reason they did this is, in my opinion, because “The Frog King”—­and there are two different versions in the first edition—­is an optimistic tale about miraculous regeneration, love, and loyalty and signals to readers that the tales in the collection will bring hope to readers and listeners despite the conflicts filled with blood and gore. The final tale, “The Golden Key,” is highly significant because it leaves readers in suspense and indicates that tales are mysterious treasures. We just need the right key to discover and appreciate them.

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