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Transcript of Authours Background
The imagery is completely written throughout the story by how the author is describing everything.
The story's title is symbolism itself, because it means what it says. If Wetherton keeps going for the gold he will be stuck in a "Trap of Gold."
The author of the story "Trap of Gold," Louis L’Amour, born Louis Dearborn LaMoore, pursued his dreams of a writing career in the late 1930s. Since 1816, 33 members of his family had been writers. L'Amour sold his first short story, "Anything for a Pal," to True Gang Life magazine in 1935.
Protagonist and Antagonist
The protagonist of the story would be Wetherton, because he is the one with the problem.
The antagonist is the gold, because throughout the story this is what is giving Wetherton a problem by making it hard for him to achieve his goal.
A alluvial fan is a cone-shaped deposit of sediment crossed and built up by streams.
A batholith is a very large igneous intrusion extending deep in the earth's crust.
Trap Of Gold
Did You Know?
L'Amour adopted a white dove before he sold his first novel. He considered it his good luck mascot and named it Rama.
How to Play:
You must get the quarter inside of the cup. (materials are provided)
You must be the distance that the game host tell you to be.
Winners get there group candy! (Butterfinger, Crunch or Babe Ruth)
This game is used to show how the miner gambled in a life or death situation attempting to get the gold to bring back his family.
The main character, Wetherton, was motivated by his family.
The reason he was collecting gold was for them. Because they lived in poverty.
What is your motivation?