Lena Warren January 7th, 2017 Writing 9/10 Old Man and the Sea Essay The Old Man and the Sea : The symbolism of the Marlin In the literary fiction, The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, creates a battle between a fisherman and a marlin, presenting the fisherman as the ideal man. The successful fisherman, Santiago, sets out onto the sea to find his big break, in this case he encountered the marlin. The battle between Santiago and the marlin was much greater than a fisherman trying to catch a large fish. The marlin caught by the fisherman, symbolizes Communion, crucifixion, and redemption. The marlin has conveyed symbolism of Christ and Communion, making a connection to the symbolic ritual of The Last Supper.
Jaws (Spielberg, 1975) follows the police chief Brody (Rob Schneider), along with oceanographer Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw), in their attempt to protect the town of Amity against a Great White shark that is terrorising beachgoers. It was adapted from Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name. The production of Jaws went past schedule and over budget, and there were malfunctions with the prosthetic sharks that were intended to be used in the film. As a result of this, Spielberg decided to only suggest the appearance of the shark as often as possible, as opposed to showing the prosthetic body during all attacks. This sparing use of the prosthetics, and primary focus instead on creating suspense and dread
In the same way that the Sirens in The Odyssey beckoned sailors to crash upon the rocks, Wildwood calls young men into her watery tomb. The frequency of these deaths is disturbing, and yet every summer swimmers return to her. Another specific example comes from 1977, which illustrates the trickeries of this pool. Bob DeMoss came from a working class home in nearby Springfield, Oregon. As was the expectation, after he obtained his driver’s license Bob had sought a
Scott Fitzgerald comes from the setting itself. Whether it is the time of day Jay seems to be wandering around or the metaphorical broken clock, time plays an extremely significant role in The Great Gatsby. Jay is seen throughout the novel wondering at various and unworldly times. The last time, however, is his unfortunate demise at two o’clock in the morning with Wilson. “At two o’clock Gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if anyone phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool” (161).
The shark represents man vs nature throughout the whole story up until the end. From the very beginning of both the film and novel, it starts off looking through the shark’s perspective. The novel’s intro gives some exposition about sharks, including one important definition about anoxia: “Once, if ever, it stopped, it would sink to the bottom of the ocean and die of anoxia” (Benchley 3). This definition not only acts as exposition, but also foreshadows how the shark eventually dies in the end of the novel. After the expository phase of both the movie and novel, the shark attacks its first victim--a drunk woman named Crissy.
“The Blue Water Djinn” by Tea Obreht is about the loss of innocence of Jack with the transition into adolescence. Jack begins the story believing in the water djinn, a spirit that inhabits the earth according to Muslim demonology, which Fawad had told him about, to keep him out of trouble. As the story progresses, Jack encounters different situations. Jack is exposed to the details of the Frenchman's death. When Jack explores the abandoned ship supposedly home the water djinn, he is met with the realization that all is not as he was told upon finding, in place of the water djinn, an innocent sea turtle trapped in a tide pool desperately trying to escape.
He uses local Cuban fisherman vocabulary eg : la Mar (the sea) which makes the story more realistic. Imagery and Symbolism : Hemingway uses symbolism frequently. He compares Santiago to a Christ-like figure who suffered as Christ did. When the sharks attack his precious Marlin Santiago cries “Ay !” Hemingway says this was a noise that a man would make in pain, and he relates it to Christs cry as the nails were driven into his hands. Lions : Santiago often dreams of lions which he saw on the beaches of Africa when he was a boy.
As a convenience, the rooms have numbers, the first room has the number 1, the second has number 2, and so on. If all the rooms are filled, it might appear that no more guests can be taken in, as in a hotel with a finite number of rooms. This is wrong, though. A room can be provided for another guest. This can be done by moving the guest in room 1 to room 2, the guest in room 2 to room 3, and so on.
In addition, pushing the ship until the engine blows up now Quint, Matt Harper and Chief Brody are stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The realism of that scene was great we finally see the teeth of the shark and how massive the shark actually is. In Australia two known shark videographers Ron and Valerie Taylor filmed all of the extra footage for the film. Uniquely, bringing another layer of Authenticity to the film. For example, another great scene was when they used the Jaws theme to build suspense, when Matt Harper decides to build the cage and decides to stick poison into the shark to finally end this and the shark attacks the cage.
“The Most Dangerous Game” first starts off on a boat heading close to Ship Trap Island. The main character, Rainsford, reached for his pipe that fell overboard and out of the boat he tumbled. Rainsford struggled in the caribbean sea fighting waves to find land. When Rainsford eventually found land, he came across a house. After knocking on the door and being let in by a giant body guard, Rainsford met General Zaroff.
PART I: In the essay, What’s in a Name? authors, Karen A. Cerulo & Janet M. Ruane assess the significance of a name in society. They begin by discussing how the influence and importance of names are vastly underestimated and under looked in the fields of social science and literature. Furthermore the authors state. “Indeed, names in our society function as powerful symbols - arbitrary signs that come to be endowed with special meanings and, ultimately, gain the ability to influence behaviors, attitudes, and emotions” (Cerulo & Ruane, 79).