At various times throughout the story, mainly through the trials, Odysseus made many decisions and forced his crew to go through many potentially lethal situations without preparing his own crew, or situations that were just a waste of time. This then leads to not only all of his crew being killed but the creation of many bad relationships. The first example of Odysseus mistreating his crew is when he and his crew went through the trails, “No more. Come, / let me tell you about the voyage fraught with hardship / Zeus inflicted on me, homeward bound from Troy...” 9.42-44. During these trials, many burdens were put on Odysseus’ crew, which led to all of his crew eventually all being killed before returning to Ithaca.
In the year 1519, Spain set sail to be the first ones to circumnavigate the globe. Under the leadership of Ferdinand de Magellan, they were able to accomplish this monumental task by the year 1522, even though Magellan died before they journey was complete. In the article titled “Ferdinand Magellan 's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522”, we are able to recall the accounts transcribed from the paper-book of a Genoese pilot who wrote detailed accounts about the events that transpired throughout the journey. Around 55 years after Spain’s voyage, the English set out to circumnavigate the globe under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake in the year of 1577. An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms.
Both of which tried to marketed the newly discovered and settled North American continent. They did this by using propaganda to make many different aspects of this "New World" appealing to Europeans. These aspects included landscape, indigenous peoples, and who was meant to settle this "New World". Both Columbus and Smith present very different descriptions of the New World 's landscape. This was most likely due to the fact that they were describing two completely different sections of the Western Hemisphere.
Westward migration in the 1800s was a very arduous and long journey, and those that traveled in hopes to reach the west were faced with countless difficulties and hardships. Some of these pioneers made great discoveries and had enormous success in discovering relatively safe routes to the new land, but others faced great tragedies, the struggle to survive depriving a man from even the simplest sense of morality. One of these great tragedies was the one faced by the Donner Party, a group that perhaps foolishly embarked on a trail that was rumored to be a shortcut, and this grievous mistake led to the demise of several travelers. The Donner Party, a group of nine covered wagons left Springfield, Illinois on a 2,500 mile journey to California
Some of these people suggest that there is an underwater base on the region or think that downed UFO’s is confused as vessels. On October 11, 1492 as I mention before Christopher Columbus sight a mysterious event going on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a light in the middle of the sea that later vanish and reappear several times, and going up and down in the sky this event makes you wonder, because since the beginning that man decided to explore the seas weird stuff is happening in there. The weirdest theory I have heard is the one of psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth McAll of Brook Lyndhurst in England, this man has the theory that the triangle is haunted by all the black slaves that were thrown out of the voyages coming to America that were later die in those
Covering about 500 thousand square miles of ocean from the southeastern point of Miami, Florida, the triangular section was referred to as the Bermuda Triangle or the Devils Triangle. During one of Christopher Columbus’ travels, when he traversed in these waters on his first expedition to the New World, he reportedly say that he saw a great flame of fire (it maybe a meteor) crashed into the sea and that weird light appeared a few weeks later a few distance away from their boat. Erratic compass readings were also written by Columbus during his travels in these waters, well perhaps this is because the Bermuda Triangle is one of the few areas on Earth where the true North and Magnetic North lines up. The disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle didn’t really get the people’s attention until the 20th century. One instance
Disarm Throughout the journey Dante has had to endure many tasks and stories. Dante is mentally and physically getting weak from his expeditions, when talking to Francesca he faints, “Swooning as in death, I fell like a dying body”(Inferno, 43 127). Dante is not strong enough handle the tasks like he did in the beginning; he was strong enough to walk past three beast but now faints over the sin of pity. Who was Dante before this, the individual that we call Dante seemed to have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder… my reasoning is that the writings in this book are extremely deranged and constantly leaving the reader bewildered and empty not feeling that he put his heart and soul into his words, In other parts he seems to
Odysseus’s crew continued to give into their greediness by sacking and robbing more places and continues to lose fleets. Homer’s message here is if one does not learn from their mistakes, they are going to repeat themselves. Odysseus got better at recognizing his mistakes when he realized that he should not sleep during vital moments of the story. Odysseus slept when his crew opened the bag of wind that made them go back to Aeolus, and many times more. However, the last time he slept was when the Phaeacians took him to Ithaca.
Although the conflict began between the two prosperous families, many other characters took part in the play’s disastrous end as well, which will be proven through Friar Lawrence’s senseless decisions and impatience, the Prince failing to follow his own laws, and Capulet’s gruesome parenting. The brutal feud between the two houses is prolonged for years, so much where some of the characters had been injured, and some have died. For example, Tybalt—Juliet’s cousin, and Mercutio—Romeo’s best friend, both depart from the play because of the imprudent fight between the Montagues and Capulets. For this reason, Friar lawrence agrees to marry the young couple, believing that the conflict will be solved once he
It becomes essential to Victor’s psyche, urging him to run away from it, as he has been running away from his inner desires his entire life. Victor becomes physically ill multiple times, frequently because of the overwhelming guilt, before giving life to the creature, “My limbs now tremble and my eyes swim with the remembrance; […] I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit,” and afterwards, “For this I had deprived myself of rest and health […] but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” Consequently, he implodes and falls ill, proving his inability to accept responsibility, and flees. Thus is presented another element of Gothic and Romantic literature, that of the power of nature on the characters. Victor, and the monster, both seek solace through nature. Although pathetic fallacy is shown rather sparsely, more vivid examples of nature making an impact on the characters are presented when Victor tries to find consolation after the murder of his brother, William, and when Justine is accused and executed for murder, unfairly, “These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving.” Similarly, when the monster takes over the role of the narrator, he mentions
He looked around the boat and saw black people chained together with sad looks on their faces. That’s when he realized his chances of seeing his home country again were very slim. The smell under the decks were so terrible that he became so sick he was unable to eat; he wished death would relieve him. When it was time to eat and he refused, he got laid down, his feet tied and beaten badly. He found some of his countrymen and asked what was going on and they told him they are being carried to the white people’s country to work for them.
The Scots might have been able to live of scraps of food but there was no way to stop illness spreading across Darien. The island was infected with illness. Many diseases including malaria, rabies, tuberculosis and yellow fever lived in Darien and it wasn’t long before the Scots began to fall ill. Almost 2000 colonists died while in Darien and many suffered serious illness. This meant that there were few colonists alive and well meaning trade was very
Description conveys how something looks, feels, tastes, smells and sounds. Bradford shows the use of description through word choice which creates imagery. Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation demonstrates a vision of America and the hardships faced by the Puritans whilst holding onto hope. The men on the ship faced many dangers “...they fell amongst dangerous shoals and roaring breakers, and they were so far entangled therewith as they conceived themselves in great danger…”(Bradford 26) Another hardship was death, many of the men became ill and encountered tough weather conditions without the correct materials to survive “...half of their company died…being the depth of winter, and wanting houses and other comforts; being infected with scurvy…”(Bradford
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
There was famine; many died of hunger. They no longer drank good, pure water, but the water they drank was salty.” European records also took note of the famine and despair that they had caused, “We soldiers could scarcely get about the streets because of the Indians who were sick from hunger, pestilence and smallpox.” It was this quarantine of the city, along with the block-by-block destruction of houses that helped lead the Spanish to the capture of the city only three months after the siege