The shark represents the stimulant for change of the town because it has grown too selfish and greedy. The shark is there to draw the people back to their roots because their lust for money is blinding them from their safety. The setting is a small Island off the coast of New England where late one night a group of teenagers are relaxing on a beach having a good time. One couple decide to go skinny dipping but while the girl gets in the boy collapses because he is drunk. The girl continues out farther away from the shoreline where she eventually stops to tread water.
His constant anxiety of the water causes Brody to feel less of himself and as result lets the mayor step over him. Aware that Brody has a responsibility and duty in Amity island, he lets Mayor Vaughan gain control and power over him by keeping the beaches open. Brody acknowledges that the only way for him to gain acceptance is to get rid of the shark and face his biggest fear. As a result, Brody seeks help from Quint, a fish hunter, and together with the help of Hooper, they set out to find the great white shark. Ultimately, the shark dies of anoxia and Brody swims back to shore as the hero of the island ( Benchley
However, the actions of Santiago may be similar to the ones of epic heroes, Santiago proves to be his own kind of hero. Overall, in The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is not an epic hero because he has doubts when he is fishing, he physically struggles to keep the fish on the line, and he does not fight in a good versus evil battle. Santiago is not an epic hero because he chooses to go after one big fish instead of a thousand little fish. The old man states that “my choice was to go there to find him beyond all people” (Hemingway 13). Santiago’s life long dream was to capture this large fish, but he had no idea that this fight against the marlin would nearly kill him.
The sharks represented ever-present danger, and how the characters in the story were always in danger. Sharks are like people: they eat people and do not care who the person is. The sharks represented an ever-present danger because, in the novel, the sharks were always under Louie, Mac, and Phil’s raft. The airmen fear the sharks more than starvation or drowning (LitCharts, int.). When Louie jumped out of the raft, he went into the water k owing that the water was shark-infested.
“The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane features a small dinghy holding four men are stranded at sea, fighting off the ocean’s treacherous obstacles near the coast of Florida. In the midst of chaos and fear, the men soon realize that they are unable to reach safety, which results in the belief Nature is defying them. In this story, several themes may be perceived, including these: mankind versus Nature, forming brotherhood in time of helplessness, and humankind’s meaninglessness to the universe and its irrelevance to fate and Nature, which are demonstrated through symbolism, a commonly used device that provides a deeper meaning to objects or ideas past a literal sense. While there are several possible themes in “The Open Boat”, the most prominent theme is humankind’s irrelevance in the eyes of fate and nature, which is exhibited with symbolism by several means, including the boat that signifies life, the waves that signify an uncaring Nature and fate, and the repetitive poem that signifies Nature and fate are taunting and merciless. Dodging Mother Nature’s malevolently behaved elements during efforts to reach land, the boat is represented as the symbol of life in the piece.
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
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell Rainsford runs into man versus man, man versus nature, and man versus self conflicts. In the beginning of the short story the conflict that started it all is a man versus nature conflict. Rainsford is on a yacht with his hunting friend Whitney on a moonless night in the Caribbean. He hears gunshots and wants to see if he can find where they are coming from so he goes out and stands on the railing of the yacht where he falls off, “...the salt water in his open mouth made him gag and strangle”(10). Rainsford is fighting for his life
He is a young boy who is told a made up story just to scare him from going into the water and out to the ship. One night when he sees the Frenchmen drowning that’s what he thinks is going on, “The water djinn were carrying the Frenchman away” (541). The man was just being taken away by the riptide and was unable to swim but Jack believed it was the djinn. Fawad, Jacks caretaker had explained the djinn to him, “He has seen their lights around the ship at night, the green glow of their underwater torches, and he imagines them hovering in the water-worn doorways, their mouths red with the flesh of men, their wrists bracelet in seaweed, singing, weaving moonbeams into their hair” (536) He deeply believes that they’re real, one day when the tide is low he becomes curious and walks out to the boat. When Jack is first talking about the ship he explains, “For Jack, the ship is the edge of the world, and it has sat there, on the lip of his knowledge, for as long as he can remember” (535).
9/11 had to be the most stressful, most terrifying moment in American history. The U.S was weakened by the terrorists’ harsh actions. All of a sudden in the United States’s most vulnerable moment, hundreds of everyday men zoomed on their fishing-boats to save many countless lives that were stranded on the inescapable island. That is what a hero truly is to one’s perspective. A hero is not someone who manipulates or plays around with victims just when they have the power to do something.
Stephen Cranes story “Open Boat” was a naturalist story. In the story the men were trying to survive a shipwreck but the force of nature made it difficult to rowing the little boat. The weather and the waves kept beating down on them. So the example of naturalism is the weather that was causing them having a hard time of survival. In Cranes story “Blue Hotel” the guy in the story Swede had a very crazy imagination.
They use footage from different sources, showing trainers in the pool with the orcas and on the background a 911 call plays while these scenes are shown. Here Blackfish is raising the audience’s tension to believe that was the moment of that trainer’s demise. Various former SeaWorld trainers are then interviewed, and say the incidents with the trainers happened due to the aggressive behavior of the whales trying to harm the trainers. Dr. Dave Duffus also states that these attacks were a cause of the rigorous training the whales go through, making them aggressive towards the trainers. 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.