Deathwatch Setting & Symbolism

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Sandals

Ben makes sandals for his sore feet first out of bird nests in old cactus and later out of the leaves of hardy sobol plants.

Climbing Gear

Madec manufactures makeshift climbing gear out of metal tent stakes he found with Ben's tools in an attempt to climb the butte where Ben has found water.

Luggage

Madec has brought a suitcase and duffel bag on the hunting trip. Madec becomes outraged for an unknown reason when he learns that Ben left his suitcase in the burning tent.

Bird Bones

Ben asks Les to return to the butte and find bird bones in the tunnel that prove that he was in there during the time in which Madec claims Ben was hunting alone.

Slingshot

Ben finds a specially made slingshot in the old prospector's camp that he later uses to injure Madec in order to escape his ordeal in...

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