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Kieara Alexander
Ms. Johnson
ENC 1102
February 7, 2013
Antlers
Antlers is about a valley who celebrates Halloween to bring them closer to one another. Everyone who lives in the valley notice that they’re there because of the silence. “It is eternity up here” they say (Bass, 269). They all have they’re reasons for being in the quiet valley. Some may be running from the law or just don’t enjoy the city life as much but mainly people like it because of that wildness feeling they get. When they all come to the Halloween party there’s no need of them dressing up in costume because they know one another like a book. If it’s not direct contact then when they hear each other through talking they still figure out who voice it belongs to. Another reason why they don’t dress up in costume is because they would strap horns onto their heads. They would get these horns from moose, deer or even a high-throw back of an elk and wear them all night and get very drunk to have a good time. Even the sober people of the valley would use this one day out the year celebrating and getting drunk. Then finally around 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. at the most, everyone will go home through all the snow that had fallen throughout the night. “We believe in the small place, this valley. Many of us have come here from other places and have been running all our lives from other things, and I think that everyone who is up here has decided not to run anymore” (Bass, 270).

Now throughout the story there’s a woman named Suzie being mentioned a lot. Suzie has pretty much made her way with almost every man in the valley. She do it because she wants to not to please any of the men in the valley. She’s pretty much ran through and broke every man in the valley heart except for Randy. Why? Well, because he’s a bow hunter-he uses a bow and aluminum arrows with a spindle of razor blades to make his kill with the wild animals in the valley-making Suzie not be attractive to him at all. She actually disapproves of...

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