Nostalgia for the landscape that defined the narrator's childhood.
A combination of respect and dread for the power of the land.
Regret at failing to appreciate the prairie's underlying beauty.
Veneration of the scale and beauty of the prairie.
Drifting through an indifferent, unpredictable universe.
Finding peace in a single, brief moment.
Discovering a natural, balanced order.
Meeting the challenges of survival in a harsh and cruel world.
The decline of feudalism
The ethical conduct of the nobility
The role of the Crusades
The authority of the Church
Traditional values and modern Western ways of life.
Individual desire and conscience
Women's rights and traditional patriarchal society.
Government policy and tribal unity.
It was only a matter of time before a serious accident occurred at this notorious intersection, and yesterday it happened—two cars collided at Summer and Main Streets, injuring five people.
The unmistakable sound of metal against metal was heard yesterday as two cars smashed into each other at the town's most dangerous intersection.
A two-car collision yesterday at the intersection of Summer and Main Streets sent five people to the hospital and shut down traffic for almost two hours.
Passersby were shocked as they witnessed a collision in the center of town yesterday; several went to the aid of the occupants of the two cars as others tried to divert traffic.