The brutal termination of Simon draws many similarities to the crucifixion of Christ. As Simon returns to tell the boys the good news of this mythical beast being just that of a myth, he is mistaken for the beast itself and horrifically killed. Simon has failed in bringing peace to the boys. Simon's death or “crucifixion” is not successful like that of Christs, and proves to be ineffective. The crucifixion of Christ lead to a whole religion being born, whereas the death of Simon leads to nothing but his body being taken away to rot at sea.
When Captain Ahab finally appears, he makes the harpooners take a blood promise to find and kill Moby Dick. Throughout the story, Captain Ahab directs the ship into harsher conditions and away from the whale oil profits to instead follow the path of Moby Dick in hopes of getting his kill. Even when the ship’s supplies get low and whale oil depletes, Captain Ahab continues to move forward in finding Moby Dick. The captain’s resentment toward the gargantuan white whale eventually gets him and almost all of his crew killed. His actions prove that revenge can blind one’s sane thoughts and instead make rash decisions that lead to be harmful to
There is, after all, a difference between (l ) pain as a purely neurological event, and (2) actual suffering, which seems crucially to involve an emotional component, an awareness of pain as unpleasant, as something to fear/dislike/want to avoid.” (Wallace 63) Wallace utilizes personification all throughout his essay in regards to Lobsters to evoke your pathos as I stated above. He utilizes this action to make you feel and understand what he is fighting for. His apathy towards the MLF and these poor lobsters. He uses “we” in regards to humans and lobsters and also, “to my lay mind, the lobster's behavior in the kettle appears to be the ex-pression of a preference; and it may well be that an ability to form preferences is the decisive criterion for real suffering. 18 The logic of this (preference suffering) relation may be easi-est to see in the negative case.” (Wallace 64) he expresses opinions of his imagery and personification of these creatures.
After he stabs the cyclops in the eye, this leads him to say that nobody hurt him. After this Odysseus makes his escape, and is almost caught as they leave, so Odysseus taunts them, telling them his name and story. This is the end of act one. In act two they tell us of the island of Aeolus which ends up giving them a worthless gift, and then the land of Laestrygones, that destroy all of their ships but one. They then end up at Aeaea, and split up into two groups, one to search the island, and the other to watch the ship.
It is in its garbage disposal system where Luke and his friends are almost killed. They are ultimately saved by C3PO just in the nick of time. From another perspective, the “Belly of the Whale” situation for Luke might be considered him entering the cave on Dagobah and facing his ultimate fear. It is in this cave where the dark side of the Force is particularly strong and where Luke learns a valuable lesson. The temptation of the dark side is so strong that Luke gives in to it, his own passion, and soon realizes that it is his own face behind Vader’s mask.
Other words could have made Doodle’s fall sound like a mere accident that could happen to anyone, but by using “collapsed”, the author obviously shows that he fell because of his own weakness. Hurst also describes the group of fiddler crabs scuttling about as an “armada”. This contributes to the darkness of the passage because it shows the crabs in a war-like positioning. Usually, troops in a war are made extremely cautionary of mistakes before a coming storm, and the crabs may be preparing themselves for Doodle’s
First, after Arthur and Ford hitchhike off of Earth via a Vogon spaceship, the Vogons ironically become a diabolus ex machina. They are described as “actually evil... [and unwilling to] even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers” (38). And unfortunately for Arthur and Ford, they dispassionately torture and discard hitchhikers. For example, when Arthur encounters a Vogon guard, the guard submissively throws them off of the ship despite being unhappy in doing so. Furthermore, the Vogons are stereotyped versions of political bureaucrats.
Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’” (668, 473-480) In this passage, Odysseus has defeated Polyphemus and is now sailing away. However, Odysseus’s ego and cockiness catches up to him as he taunts the cyclops with words of retribution for his fallen comrades. This, however, gets his group in trouble as Polyphemus hears his banter, and uses the direction that it came from to hurl a mountain top at them, all but beaching their ship. This, to any man with self-control, would be the point at which he turned his butt around and got out of there asap.
Just like Ahab from Moby Dick was obsessed with capturing a white whale, Doug has an extremely strong desire to annihilate Ralph from existence. This is insane, for reason that time should have faded away some, if not all, of his desire to kill Ralph; as can be seen, Doug is still vindictive, in addition to being irrational, for keeping his grudge. When Doug gets off the train, he walks through Green Town, his childhood neighborhood, to enjoy the last golden rays of sunshine. In his plan to kill Ralph, Doug believes he should “kill [and] depart, a stranger among strangers” when he finally arrives at Ralph’s house (Bradbury 22). He also wants to savor his childhood bully’s death because back then he “didn’t know how to give up the vomit that was my miserable ghost” (Bradbury 21).
For example, there is one devastating choice that the Mariner makes and that is when he "shot the Albatross" (Coleridge 2). It was this single moment that started the Mariner on his fall from the captain of a ship to the helpless secluded wretch he became. There was no reason for him to kill the bird that has guided them to safety other than the fact that he wanted to. The same way that the Mariner’s decision to kill the albatross led to his isolation, Victor was forced on the path to his destruction with his decision to “tear to pieces the thing on which [he] was engaged” (Shelley 156). When Victor made this decision he was not thinking about how it would affect the ones he loved and was only focused on what he desired to do.
On SeaWorld’s response they state that these events were accidents, and that the cause of death was not due to the whales, but because of the trainers’ negligence. An example SeaWorld gives of trainer misjudgment, is the incident with trainer John Sillick. On Blackfish we see an orca falling on Mr. Sillick during a show. SeaWorld gives the following response to that event: “Making a poor judgment call based on the routine, Mr. Sillick decided to ride a second perimeter –facing backward -- and took the whale around a second time. This act threw off the timing of the send signal given to the other whale, which performed the behavior exactly as requested, resulting in the accident, not an act of aggression” placing the blame of the incident on the
This is saying something when Piggy is telling Jack to do the right thing, considering how much Piggy hates Jack it’s surprising that Piggy thinks Jack even had morals. (The conch/Piggy) “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” (Golding 181) Explanation: The conch, which symbolized order and laws, and Piggy, who symbolized intelligence and reason, both die from the rock. When this happens both reason and order are gone from the island, and all that matters is survival. The only thing Ralph can focus on is not dying or he’ll be a