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?More than 300 clay tablets with a variety of images on them have already been discovered by Dreyer. Among the symbols found on the tablets are scorpions with trees, scorpions with plants, stylized birds, dogs and fish and various other decorative plant-forms?.
This is an explanatory synthesis essay. This means that your job is to consider how a group of texts (whether these are essays or videos or websites) examine a larger topic. As these texts examine and consider such issues as: transformation, dependence, independence, power/empowerment, community (or family/brotherhood/sisterhood), truth-telling