A Grain of Wheat Essay Examples

grain with a jointed flail to detach the grain kernels from the stalks. Outside, other serfs are winnowing the separated grains by tossing it into the air to remove the chaff while the seeds fall into a sheet on the ground. After the long day's work, I notice that life in this town is a repetition of the previous day, with a mass on Sunday breaking monotony. For a serf, life revolves around the whims of the Lord in whose manor he resides. For instance, two to three days in a week are dedicated to working in the lord’s fields with little time left to cultivate their food. Meat, milk and eggs are a luxury unless the serf is lucky to own a cow, sheep or chicken. My host somberly narrates to me the...