Analysis Of Roger Rosenblatt's Story 'The Man In The Water'

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There are heroes among us that we don't see. These people show their bravery in acts of greatness whether they are saving people or other things of significant value to others. It is without a doubt that people like these are remembered for their acts of greatness and abiding service. Ways individuals like these are remembered are through people’s writing, or even monuments celebrating their acts of courage. Some heroes being commemorated through books are often written by people who were saved by that hero; furthermore, the individual saved must feel eternally grateful from the hero’s work. This individual being discussed today is Roger Rosenblatt who was saved by a man who sacrificed his own life for Rosenblatt’s. In Rosenblatt’s story of “The Man in the Water”, he describes the man’s actions after the crash, the nature and relationship of the man, and his own response to the fact that this man lost his …show more content…

Surely, immediately after the plane crash any survivors would be fretful for their life. Rosenblatt claimed that this ‘man in the water’ had a duty that needed to be fulfilled, and that duty was to put others before him. This man wouldn’t have even imagined that an ordinary flight such as Air Florida Flight 90 would end up in a disaster generating a duty for him to save others. Rosenblatt uses specific language that effectively explains the significance of the man’s actions. He said that the man felt an unnerving fact that if he continued to give the rope to others, he would die in the river because of how frigidly cold the Potomac River naturally is. Rosenblatt uses language such as this to explain what this man had to have felt in this circumstance, “He was there, in the essential, classic circumstance. Man in nature. The man in the water.” Rosenblatt's language expressed here is purely sympathetic and, without a doubt, out of deep

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