The grief and depression that is caused by the loss of loved ones in war greatly affects family members in Homer’s epic. Menelaos is one person who suffers loss caused by war. After fighting in the arduous Trojan war and achieving victory, the violent sea shipwrecks him and his companions on their way home. As a result of the loss of all of his friends, Menelaos feels “...nothing but grief...for
The imagery on line forty seven thru forty eight “But they melt into air with no words of greeting to gladden his heart” shows how his kinsmen ignored him as if he was invisible. With the actions of his kinsmen this “again surges his sorrow upon him” (W49). On line fifty one “Toil of the tossing sea” illustrates another use of visual imagery to hence to the reader the harshness of the sea. On line ninety three thru ninety four “Storms these ramps of stone; Blowing snow and the blast of winter” uses more visual imagery to describe the conditions of the sea. Also, the use of auditory imagery on line ninety seven “Raging hail” enables the reader to get a better understanding of what he is going
Danticat demonstrates this in “Children of the Sea”, where the boyfriend boards a boat away from Haiti. As he writes in his journal, it becomes apparent that he will not survive due to the boat slowly sinking into the abyss that is the sea. The boyfriend explains his situation but not a trace of sadness is detected. He accepts his fate of death, surrenders himself to the sea, and sends his love to his girlfriend back in Haiti. The last words he had written read, “Maybe this is why I dreamed of the starfish and the mermaids having the Catholic Mass under the sea.
C.S. Lewis once quoted, “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and of, course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” This exemplifies the genuine idea of what pride can do to a soul. Many never fully acknowledge the sincere people who sit around them, and the beauties these individuals hold. Similarly, in Hurst’s, “The Scarlet Ibis,” Doodle’s older brother, the narrator, is driven to push Doodle to succeed in various activities, because he cannot seem to see Doodle’s “inner beauty.” As the thought of making Doodle the best he can be, and displaying his “inner beauty,” eventually leads to a horrific tragedy. To clarify, in “The Scarlet Ibis,” the narrator is introduced as a conceited,
Siddhartha walked miles away from the city and knew that there is no going back from this point.He thought that he had lived for many years uptil now and had faced all difficulties and happiness in his life.He was completely depressed and fed up with his wealthy life and thought that there is nothing else in the world that can give him happiness.He reached at the bank of river where he met a ferryman during his childhood.He leaned against a coconut tree along the bank.In an utter desperation he thought of jumping into the river and fled himself from this troublesome world but then suddenly the holy word ‘Om’ came from inside his soul and his unconscious mind woke up.He realized about the foolishness he was going to commit because abolishing
High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Games" are great stories with very interesting plots. Kane and Rainsford are the main characters of these stories, and they are very different but alike at the same time. Both Kane and Rainsford fight alone against their opponent with no one their to help them. Kane was not always alone until he turned in his tin star and said goodbye to being a sheriff so he could be with his wife who was a Quaker. Rainsford on the other had fell off a boat and landed on Ship Trap Island.
She is a poor victim of dark fatality as represented by the unrelenting sea. The most important aspect of her characterization is the change in her attitude to life & death after her last son & the last surviving male member of her family,
Stephen Crane’s the Open Boat, A tale of the Sea In the extract taken from Stephen Crane’s the Open Boat, A tale of the Sea, portrays four men stranded at sea contemplating every second, as the shore is within reach but not reachable with the impossible distance of lifesaving station twenty miles either direction. The infuriating proximity heightens and sustains the tension of the story, as the men 's frustration and desperation boil up inside they continue to cling on to the hope for someone to discover their existence and bring them to safety as they float on the dinghy. Crane illustrates the corpse of the calm sea’s surface rippling away in contrast to the refuge of solid ground. This highlights the predicament the men have found themselves in, left abandon waiting to get picked apart. Hope lingers in the extract in deciding their fate.
The narrator of the poem is a sailor in the crew of a ship. He mournes grievously about the death of his respected captain. Gloom and dread are vividly painted throughout the poem, as the sailor laments his captain’s death. The whole poem is an metaphor for Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the American Civil War.
With his beautiful brush strokes which combinns lyrics and essays, Shen Congwen portrays human relationships, customs and nature in the 1930s in western Hunan and shows the goodness of human nature and pure soul. In the story，Tianbao and Nuosong，sons of Shunshun，the boat owner，both fell in love with Cuicui，granddaughter of the old boatman. Knowing that Cuicui had given her heart to Nuosong，Tianbao quit voluntarily. Shortly after that, he was killed in a boat accident on his way to Chenzhou. Saddened by the grievous news，Nuosong left home and went to Taoyuan.