The beginning of the poem introduces us to the mother of the narrator, and tells us when the poem takes place. We are told of glass being made in Nevada and hinted that there is more to it than what meets the eye. Ker-Pow! Transmutation in Nevada! Imagine mom: pre-Post Modern new teen, innocent for Elvis, ditto "Korean conflict," John Paul George Ringo Viet Nam.
The story Cold Equations by Tom Godwin, and the poem Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford, both use two components of moral reasoning; moral judgment, and moral motivation. Cold Equations takes place in outer space where a slight increase in mass not included in the original calculations could get someone killed. Traveling Through the Dark takes place in 1962 on a road probably countryside. An example of moral reasoning is moral judgement, or the ability to correctly reason in regards of certain circumstances. In The Cold Equations Barton the Pilot of the EDS ship finds a stowaway who boarded the ship illegally and says “These ships are given barely enough fuel to reach their destination, and if you stay aboard, your added weight will cause it to use up all its fuel before it reaches the ground.
So much in fact that we are now speaking to the children about the future, telling them that in order to have a future they must be brave, the American way. President Reagan appeals to several different emotions throughout the speech, he starts to wrap up the speech by telling a story, he tells a historical story of Sir Frances Drake and compares the astronauts that we have lost to him and his last exploration where he was killed doing the thing he loved. The speech is brought to a close with the biggest emotional appeal that Reagan uses all night, he uses a lingering tone when he recalls to the audience that the last time that we, or anyone ever saw these brave heroes was this morning, when they waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God.” This was the last thing that he said and really left the country with a sense of sadness and loss, but even though we were sad and grieving, we had the
In the story “Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin the author justifies the readers of the thematic tension compassion versus reality ultimately favoring reality based on the decisions made throughout the story. In the short story Marilyn, a young-teen girl, boards a spaceship so she can find her long lost brother, Gerry-- little does she know the law states any stowaway found in an EDS is to be jettisoned immediately after being found! The Commander very knows of the complications for Pilot Barton, having to kill a young-teen-girl, so he extends how long she can live just until her weight will make a big impact on the fuel. This scared girl doesn’t understand what she has done wrong, because all she perceives to do is meet up with her brother, who she hadn’t seen in over 10 years.
At the opening scene of the movie, we can see how he scoffed at being called "Brother" by an Inuit. He is sexist and fancy of himself as a man's man. We get the sense that his “girl in every port” lifestyle is driven by a “you only live once” attitude. But things change in a crisis. Problem with an aircraft engine, force Charlie to make a crash landing only yards from the shore of a lake.
This is where the story of the two gifts intersect and she went to live with Josie. After a while at Josie’s, the Regans and Hollis’ paths met again and all of the misunderstandings were cleared. Hollis could finally live with Izzy, the Old Man, Steven, and the new baby, Christina, and belong to a family like she had dreamed of as long as she could remember. The final words in the book were, “So there are five of us now: a mother, a father, a brother, and two sisters. A family.” (pg.
In the story A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens there is this mean old man named Scrooge that hated everyone, his soul is black as the suit he wears in the movie.It seems as if he has lost his Christmas spirit.To help Scrooge retrieve his spirit back his deceased friend,and business partner Jacob Marley alerted Scrooge that three spirits past,present,and future would visit him all at different times. Late that night as the rain was pouring down,and the lightning was cracking Scrooge was sitting in his chair with such stillness you could hear a pin drop boom! boom! a thunder like noise sounded out it seemed to have shook the house. Then standing fore of Scrooge was this apparition that pronounced itself as the ghost of Christmas past.At first
In the short story “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin, he portrays a theme that when life goes against what seems to be imminent death, death will come through and persevere. In the beginning of the story an EDS pilot takes off to send a flu serum to a group of people on the planet called Woden, with just enough fuel to get there by himself. But as he is making his way there he finds out there is a girl that has hidden on his ship, named Marilyn, to get to her brother that is on Woden, but he can’t just kick her out of the ship because it’s a girl. So he calls a cruiser with a commander on it, but he only says that he must kick her out of the ship, and there is nothing they can do to help save her, which makes Marilyn feel very alone. Marilyn
“Herbie riding for his life, driving what might as well have been the USS Enterprise on its five year mission through space.” He is explaining that Herbie is overreacting and he is riding the train like he is on the USS enterprise(a ship in star trek) in a five year mission. “She was sitting in her room moaning or calling her mother to complain that she wished she never had children. Sort of a cheery way to start my day.” This quote has sarcasm and his mom is wishing she never had kids making his day even more sad. “you can see all kinds of red and green traffic and signal lights. They look like beautiful stars or jewels off in the distance.” This quote is a simile and the kid thinks the green traffic and signal lights look like beautiful jewels and stars in the distance.
Multi-Paragraph Essay On February 1, 2008, the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the fatalities of all seven crew members. The families of these members, as well as all of America, were struck with anguish and heartbreak. With these feelings, the nation looked for a leader to guide them with understanding and authority. In his “The Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy” speech to the nation, George W. Bush utilized diction and tone, organization, and rhetorical appeals in order to accomplish his purpose of soothing a mourning nation while anticipating the future. First, the speaker uses word choice and tone in order to soothe the heroes’ families.