10, Baskets: Based on “Assembly Line” a Short Story by B. Traven. Front Cover. Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, Penny Bernal. McGraw-Hill, – Language Arts . Chapter Maker/Worker/Profit-Maker: B. Traven’s “Assembly Line”. Creativity is one of the basic needs and satisfactions of a good life. The ancient Greek word. In B. Traven’s short story “Assembly Line,” we encounter an Indian peasant who spends most of his time cultivating crops for himself and his.

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Anonymous February 15, at Your rating has been recorded. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And not only is he maximizing his profits, he is even helping the Indian escape his unfortunate existence selling baskets door-to-door in the village!

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This is in contrast to the assembly line type of labor where workers add or make one small piece of the finished product where the goal is speed and efficiency. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Winthrop presumably returns to New York to search out new ventures, never having learned what the Indian really weaves into his baskets. He sees that Mr. The New Yorker immediately recognizes the beauty of and the possibilities for making a tremendous profit from such a craft and asks the peasant if he would be willing to make large numbers of the basket which he eventually decides to do for a small profit, although nothing compared to the vastly larger profit the businessman will make reselling the baskets at some crafts fair in New York.


First I would note that the businessman can take his money across the border into Mexico, and then take the baskets back across the border to New York.

How could that be, thinks the goodly astonished businessman? The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Winthrop experience a change. September 13, by radicalteacherblogeditor. In place of individually expressed art works, they would become uniform commodities. I have one particular memory of my earlier experience teaching this course and using the first edition of this anthology it is now in the fourth edition.

The Indian simply says goodbye and returns to his simple but demanding labor, while Mr. In other words, labor is restricted but capital is not. Lucy S February 18, at 9: The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. The Indian and Mr.

10,000 baskets : based on “Assembly line” a short story by B. Traven

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Travrn dream is by definition a fantasy or a hope, lien unsung poem is one that no one hears, and the throbs of a heart ache for some missing object.

Winthrop knows that the Indian sells one basket at the village for half of a peso, and so he thinks that for a bulk order the Indian would sell even lower. In exasperation, I asked the class what their majors were. Because, you know, to have a viable nation you have to have a controlled border….

On the assembly line of the united capitalists, the more workers produce, the less each product costs to the capitalist. Beyond that, beyond the numbers and figures that he has woven in his head, the Assemblg is nothing. You may send this item to up to five recipients.


Linked Data More info about Linked Data. Preview this item Preview this item. Traven which can be found in his The night visitor and other stories. Such a cultured man is this Mr. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Such a difference between laboring at what we deeply enjoy and labor that is only done for money.

He fervently counts and calculates the numbers that will make him rich—and by the logic of capital, happy.

What a fine businessman he is, indeed. Your list assembpy reached the maximum number of items. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

He patiently explains that if he were to weave ten thousand baskets, he would have no time to tend to his crops and to his land, and he would have to go to the village to purchase and acquire all of his needs.

He then weaves stunning pictures into the basket. Notify me of new comments via email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Advanced Search Find a Library.

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