April Morning Symbols & Objects

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Rifles

Rifles are utilized by the local militia for self-defense and hunting, and by the British military for war. They are seen as a measure of man’s independence and ability to defend his rights, and are seen as an instrument of war as well. Rifles are important commodities, as the British attack on Lexington leads to the outpouring of armed men and support against the British troops.

Message

A message is carried by a network of riders – among them Paul Revere – across the Massachusetts countryside when the British troops leave Boston for Concord. This message of warning is carried to Lexington by one such rider, and is heard by Adam, Moses, the Reverend, Joseph Simmons, and the other villagers in the early morning hours of the darkness.

Red sky

A red sky is seen by Levi in a dream the night before the battle. This is...

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