The theme applies to our lives in our society because we shouldn’t be afraid when it comes to the point where you need to make a difference or save lives by risking your own life considering that there are people who died with honor or became amazing heroes from doing this and they are not afraid since they know that they are doing the right thing like protecting the people who need their help. This story motivated me to not be afraid to risk your for others and to not be a bystander to violence. I would totally recommend this book to others who are interested in historical fiction, adventure stories about sailing, and
Three paramount traits needed to survive any life or death situation are bravery, knowledge, and perseverance. Characters in the story Most Dangerous Game, the movie Castaway, and even people in the article “The Migrant Crisis” will show us why all of these traits are good to have in survival situations.
On the reading, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown brought great story of Joe Rantz and Roger Morris and crew mates who brought a gold medal from Olympics during the time of the great depression and war. After reading the chapter 1 & 2, I have learned a lot things about Joe from his background life which also relates me back to the attachment theory by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth as I learned from last week lecture.
In “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” the protagonist is Fossie’s GIrlfriend, Mary Anne, who comes to the medical base in Vietnam to stay with Fossie. She comes very new and shiny and girly but then becomes dark and manly and obsessed with the war.
Joe Rantz’s character arc helps him develop over the course of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Towards the beginning of the book, Joe is very independent and goal oriented. After being abandoned by his dad for the second time 15 year old Joe knew that to be able to feed himself he would need to take every opportunity he could to stay ahead of The Great Depression. “In all all this Joe grew continually stronger and ever more self reliant. Through it all he stayed in school and earned good grades” (Brown 62). Joe stayed determined and was able to make a living for himself. Although it wasn’t a life of luxury it was his life and he was able to persist. One beacon of light in Joes life was Joyce Simdars. Joyce knew what hardships
In the second section of the book, “Unbroken”, the author talked a lot about the experiences of the crew that Louie was with when he joined the army. Louie ended up with Phil and several other men to form a crew with their plane, a B-24 model, which they named “Superman”. They were all great pals who went through thick and thin together, but they believed the chance of survival was slim. One day, they barely managed to get it back to home base on one mission when the enemy relentlessly attacked their plane. However, one crew member was beyond help and several more had injuries that rendered them unsuitable for battle, their plane was also unrepairable. The crew turned into 4 men without a plane, so they got several replacement crewmen. However,
On Tuesday June 6, 1944, during World War II, the Allied Forces invaded France on the
Every Once and awhile, tragedy strikes, and the whole country sits still. On January 13th, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed. An event such as this one, though tragic, is sadly fairly common. Although, on January 13th, every soul in the united states had their eyes glued on the news channels, following the crash. There are many speculations about why this crash, in particular influenced the public so dramatically. On this day, a multitude of innocent people fell victim to the catastrophe, while some became heroes in the process. One man, known as the man in the water, had a particular pull on the hearts of the country. The man in the water showed a great deal of courage, strength, and selflessness in a time of disparity. The article, The Man in The Water, by Roger Rosenblatt, follows a central theme of heroism.
Courage is the ability to try something not easy for one’s self. According to the Oxford Dictionary, courage is “The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery”. The theme of ‘courage and what courage brings’ was embroidered deeply in Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried. The book talks about the traumatic experiences Tim and his soldier friends had been through during the Vietnamese War. The soldiers in Nam were all showing different acts of courage. Norman Bowker and Lieutenant Cross were presenting a bold front for someone else –Kiowa and Martha. Tim O’Brien and Curt Lemon plucked up their courage for themselves. And all the soldiers in the war overcame their fears for their country. The book focuses on both the act and the result of the soldier’s bravery. As some of their courageous acts end in a glorious victory, some finish with a lugubrious way. No matter how the case of courage eventuates, bravery is bravery. Courage as a value is determined by the reason of your actions, not the outcomes.
During war, authors like Stephen Crane,Wilfred Owen, Tim O’Brien, and Kevin Powers use literature to protest war. There were also authors who experienced the war first hand.. These authors use irony, imagery, and diction to help their anti-war protest.
In the article by Roger Rosenblatt, a man risked his life to save the other passengers in the freezing cold water of the Potomac River. In Time Magazine, the article summarizes the plane crash and the reason behind its significance. In 1982, Air Florida flight 90 crashed directly into a bridge located in Washington D.C. The plane then sunk into the Potomac River, leaving passengers fighting for their lives. Only six of the seventy four passengers survived and one of the passengers lived to tell the story of the man who risked his own life while fighting to save everyone else’s. In the article “The Man in the Water,” by Roger Rosenblatt, the theme is heroism.
On December 7, 1941, the United States found itself part of the world at war for a second time. Young and able Americans joined the ranks in order to help serve and defend the democracy established by the those like them almost two hundred years prior. From the lives put on the line during World War II came some incredible stories. Unbroken, the novel by Laura Hillenbrand and its later adaptation on the big screen by director Angelina Jolie is no exception.
Everyone with a family cares for each other, even when they are dying or want to die. Sometimes when family members are dying, it brings the family close together, which is a good thing. But sometimes the one family member feels left out or they don’t what is happening in their life, so they want to die, which is not always the best answer.“The Hitchhiker” by Lucille Fletcher is a play about a son that is going to California for a trip.“ An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge” is a short story that is about Peyton who died hanging from a bridge.Lucille Fletcher's “The Hitchhiker” and Ambrose Bierce's “An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce, while having many distinct differences, are largely similar in theme and purpose of craft moves.
Elroy and O’Brien leave on a short fishing trip to go out on the Rainy River, well doing so Elroy pulls only twenty yards off of the Canadian shore. “Twenty yards. I could’ve done it. I could’ve jumped and started swimming for my life” (412-413). O’Brien is describing how he could’ve just fled the country forever, but the thought of his family and everyone else kept him back. After O’Brien tried to jump in he couldn’t he tried, the old man still remained quiet, knowing what was going on. “Elroy Berdahl remained quiet. He kept fishing. He worked his line with the tips of his fingers, patiently, squinting out at his red and white bobber on the Rainy River” (501-502). Elroy, still with his patience, knew what O’Brien wanted to do. He gave him the life choice, stay here and fight or go to Canada and flee. Making O’Brien make the decisions to stay. Stay for his family, for not being called a traitor or any of the embarrassment. He simply stayed and fought in the Vietnam
What makes Miranda a central character in the play? What process must she undergo? What virtues does she possess that make success likely?