Where does the parka come from? Like many emblematic pieces of our dressing room, the parka hangs behind it an eminent past. His story would even be like a real epic. Take your time machine back to the beginning of the 20th century. The pole jacket In the early 1910s, the great Norwegian explorer and sailor Roald Amundsen led an unprecedented expedition: he is supposedly
They, later on, make efforts to establish settlements in the modern day L'Anse aux Meadows, which is now a historic site of archaeological importance in Canada. It was known to them as Vinelands. Wolf (2011) asserted that "The ferocious raid in 793 on the Church and Monastery on the tiny island of Lindisfarne just off the Northumbrian coast is commonly regarded
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition (1998), a nonfiction book by American author and journalist Caroline Alexander, chronicles the most famous expedition by explorer Ernest Shackleton when he and his men were stranded for more than a year on the Antarctic ice in an attempt to circumnavigate and map the frozen continent. Exploring themes of discovery, survival, teamwork, and the age of exploration, The Endurance is considered one of the best and most detailed books on Shackleton’s expedition; it was adapted into a critically acclaimed documentary film (2000) directed by George Butler. The Endurance begins by setting up the events that led to Shackleton’s most famous expedition. Conceived by the legendary explorer in the aftermath of his successful Nimrod expedition seven years earlier, which brought Shackleton and his men closer to the South Pole than any team had ever reached, the Imperial Trans-Arctic Expedition set sail from the British islands of South Georgia in late 1914 and sighted Antarctic land five weeks later on January 19, 1915. Soon afterwards, they encountered their first sign of trouble when their ship was beset by pack ice in the Wendell Sea.
Planning to explore the Arctic, finding it difficult to raise funds and was informed that Americans’ explorers, Frederick Cook and Robert Peary claimed to each the North Pole, he aimed his target south. Leaving Oslo on June 3, 1910 and bounding for South Pole, he reached the eastern edge of Antarctica, Ross Ice Shelf (known as “The Great Ice Barrier” in the past) nearly six month later. Establishing a base camp there, he used skis and dog sleds as transportation and creating supply depots during his journey to South Pole. The first attempt ended in failure because of harsh winter conditions and his team member ending up in quarrel against each other. In his second attempt, he took 4 members and left the camp, consisting of 4 sled and 52 dogs.
As the narrator, Krakauer is a reliable source of information since the book is his own personal account of the disaster. The setting of Into Thin Air is Mount Everest, where Krakauer and his team climbed in 1996. All through the struggle up Everest, it is important to note that the characters portrayed in this book are real people. The unique conditions and the weather of the setting forced the climbers to make choices that they could not have made in a different situation. The tough choices made by the climbers and the setting influenced the result of the story.
Different types of fiction change the way a story is told. Both “Hunters in the Snow” by Tobias Wolff and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell use specific traits from literary and commercial fiction to develop their plots. “The Most Dangerous Game” is about a hunter named Rainsford who is traveling on a boat. One night he leans too far off the ship and falls. No one hears this fall and he can only swim to the nearest island, oblivious to its danger.
Then off for the forty-day sail to Iwo Jima.” This excerpt contributes to Bradley’s dramatic tone as he talks about young men going off to battle, many not returning to see their families. He foreshadows what drama/horror is to come in the war and in the following chapter of the book. Later, on page 124, Bradley begins a paragraph with, “Leo was lucky to be alive.” Bradley, throughout the novel, continues to use short sentence structure in order to highlight important events, building the drama of the book. In the same
It was one of the people who work at the bomb shelter and as he was at the door the dad answered it and said ¨hello can help you sir¨ the fine young man started to talk and said ¨Hello sir my name is tyler I just wanted to deeply apologize for our folks always setting the bombs off while you fine people are trying to sleep I never even knew people would live here I am the boss of the bomb shelter and as I found out you live here I sent everyone home for the night and decided to come and talk to you¨, as he kept on talking for hours he finally finished and the dad said ¨you guys will be able to set them off whenever you want we finally found a house and we will move away as fast as possible to our new home I really want my kids to live in a good home and live a good life without almost getting scared to death from your bombs so thank you for apologizing and have a very nice night¨ the dad tried closing the door but tyler stopped it from closing and told them ¨well im am very glad you guys found a home but I would like to say it sucks for you guys to be leaving so soon and also no rush on you guys moving out we really can 't waste as much ammo as we could before so goodluck and to you as well have a good night.¨ Finally the dad was able to leave and go back for dinner and he had a look on his face as if he was aggravated so
Characterized by a unique ethno-cultural North Germanic heritage, it comprises the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The land of the legendary Vikings, who are famously known for their notorious and barbaric acts of savagery, which included raiding and plundering; this awe-inspiring visit is what you need to instill in you a love for history and culture. You will be guided in each and every step of the way, from where to stay to where to visit, ranging from tasting the cultural flavors of Sweden to the high and mighty freezing fjords at Norway. Here is our itinerary for the nine day
However, with the rapid technological and industrial breakthroughs of the twentieth century, the geopolitical importance of the region rose. During the Cold War, the Arctic was the only frontier where the Soviets’ and the United States’ navies were directly facing each other off. With the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the opening of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) to international shipping, tensions similar to that of the Cold War era had receded in the Arctic. However, the region has been receiving international attention over the last decade. Melting ice caused by rising average global temperatures is unlocking access to the previously impervious region.