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The list for uses of knots and sailing lore seems endless from the countless uses on the armed forces to the boys scouts knots have many uses They are used for protection in the event of an emergency security to keep sailors and others safe on sea and they are always a symbol of trust because they can be relayed upon in any case This list for knots and sailing lore it seems is always expanding case in point for literary review and examples The use of knots and lore in The Shipping News serves as an effective tool to both summarize and foreshadow the meaning and purpose of a chapter These knots and lore simplify the particular section of Quoyles life into one or two sentences The first chapter seems to summarize the initial character of Quoyle flawlessly Quoyle begins this book A flemsih flakea spiral coil of one layer onlymade on deck so that it may be walked on if necessary The second paragraph clearly states that he survived childhood stumbled through his twenties and into his thirties Proulxs diction illustrates that he did not soar throughout life but merely struggled and barely passed it by Proulx could have said any number of things expressing Quoyle going through life he could have passed childhood and made it through his twenties and thirties But the words that Proulx whose seem to have a deeper meaning Proulx intended to show that Quoyle never really changed from childhood to adult He still was dealing with the same demons and still resolving issues he had formed while he was of a low age Muentener Page 2 Later on in the book Proulx uses the sailor lore of Cast Away simply writing Cast Away to be forced from a ship by a disaster Once again this one line sentence seems to summarize the entire life of Quoyle during the fourth chapter Quoyles life during
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