The Edmund Fitzgerald was launched June 8, 1958 at River Rouge, Michigan. According the article called Edmund Fitzgerald, “At 729 feet and 13,632 gross tons she was the largest ship on the Great Lakes, for thirteen years, until 1971.” The Fitzgerald and the Arthur M. Anderson, another freighter on Lake Superior, traveled about 10 to 15 miles apart. The Fitzgerald was a faster ship and took the lead, A storm was upgraded early in the morning on November 10. The conditions were bad, “With winds gusting to 50 knots and the seas 12 to 16 feet”. I think the Edmund Fitzgerald sank because of the Three Sisters.
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The theme of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is people shouldn’t judge other people. All people are the same deep down. “I think there’s one kind of folks. Folks.” (Harper Lee 227) All people have similarities. Deep down everyone has similarities and differences, you shouldn’t judge someone for the differences. You shouldn’t judge someone for how they act. “You simply are not being a christian today” (Harper Lee 232) Just because someone is acting different than normal does not mean its not them. Everyone has days that aren 't good and they act different. Looks can be very deceiving. “I thought Aunt Alexandra was crying, but when she took her hands away from her face she was not.” (Harper Lee 236) You can tell how someone feels just by looking
There is a strong sense of irony in the short story “The Interlopers” because Nature always seems to take its course, especially when the feuding men turn friends think they are in control of the situation. In an attempt to be saved the men issued, “hunting calls” (Saki online). Typically, a hunting call is in an attempt to lure in animals to be hunted and killed. The two men were successful in luring in animals, however, it is likely these animals will not be helpful for the men to surround themselves with. The ending of the story is an example of irony, “Wolves” (Saki 301). The men become excited as they see figures approaching, assuming that they are the other’s men coming to save them. They are soon after horrified as they realize that
In the book The Butter Battle Book, by Dr. Seuss, between two different communities of people with different beliefs lays a wall. On one side of the wall live the Yooks who eat their bread butter side up. On the other side of the wall live the Zooks who eat their bread butter side down. The book is a satire of the Cold War, which took place from 1947-1991.This book is better than other satires because it gives the reader a clear story about what the satire is really about and uses many devices to help with the satirization. Throughout the story, Dr. Seuss uses conflict, parody, and reversal to demonstrate the reality of the Cold War.
“The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss is an effective satirical representation of the Cold War. Dr. Seuss was alive during the Cold War; he wrote this book to display his feelings towards the war and used it as an eye opener to bring about public awareness of not only the national issues, but also the tension involved in some of the global ones. The book wasn’t just entertainment for children to enjoy or just awareness for the adults but a lesson that can be easily understood by both audiences. He was passively trying to get across to people that with the social issues that were arising, there were flaws on both sides of the argument.
In Dr. Seuss’s, The Butter Battle Book he uses seemingly harmless items to make connections to the cold war, a potentially deadly war. He does this by using symbolism and themes to bring attention to the matter. Seuss wrote the book to show how bad an arms race and specifically nuclear weapons are for the world. .He also uses more specific examples to add meaning to his story. Some of these include the “Big Boy Boomeroo” that symbolizes the atomic bombs, Grandpa and Van Itch representing the armies of the two countries in the cold war, and the fight of two different ideologies, the allies a more democratic ideology and the Soviets a communist regime. Seuss also uses many themes to make a comparison to the Cold War. One of the themes is the competition between the two sides. Another is the fight for power of the land. The third is the fight for modernization and creation of new technology.
A person’s true colors are seen when they come across times of great challenges and conflict, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King. This quote best fits the plots of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. In Hamlet, Prince Hamlet struggles to keep himself sane while acting insane to avenge his father murder. In the Lord of the Flies, Ralph and Piggy try to keep peace and order on the island while jack resorts to complete savagery. The Characters in both novels struggle and show their true nature when they are put through hardships.
Dr. Seuss work to this day has a very important impact on American Literature. Dr. Seuss influenced the way children's authors word their books by using basic words for children to understand. Words that rhyme, alliteration, and basic words help the reader to understand what is going on in the story and intrigue the child to continue reading. Children's authors were influenced by Dr. Seuss's writing style such as Deb Lund, Sylvia Lieberman, and Jill Starishevsky. Dr. Seuss used basic words in all of his children's books and the children were able to understand the stories. The illustrations also helps the child comprehend the story. Dr. Seuss also impacted American Literature by hiding messages in some of his books. The message would go over
As Harry Browne once said, “Since no one but you can know what 's best for you, government control can 't make your life better.” In Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury, he shows ways on how the government is controlling society with surveillance, technology, and censorship. The government gets to decide what is to be done and what comes in and out of that country. In the novel, it shows how the firefighter, Guy Montag, is different than the other people in that society. These aspects of government control are directly going towards Montag because the advance in technology put into the watchdogs that are in Bradbury’s novel is unbelievable. Multiple news articles suggest that the government is, in fact, controlling our every move. The advance in technology in these past years has been immense
Within the novella Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, characters have trouble forming meaningful relationships, which cause them to live lonely lives because of their own insecurities, society, or because of someone else and events in one's past.
Dr.Seuss is one of the best children’s book writers. His creative books, colorful pages and often funny stories attracts many readers. This gifted authors’ birthday is celebrated worldwide on March 2. His book The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, became one of the most popular children’s book and helped him inspire generations of children with the ideas in his following books. Dr. Sigmund Freud’s representation of the personalities with the characteristics of the Id, Ego, and Superego are all distributed within the characters in Dr.Seuss book. The Cat in the Hat by Dr.Seuss is more than just a simple children’s story; it is a representation of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s structural model personality spectrum that presents the theme of learning to control one’s self even when having fun.
“Biff, after he has discovered his identity, is able to speak forcibly and in simple language which round like everyday speech, though it is of course, full of the devices of rhetoric. It is interesting moving speech, his emotion is dumb, and so is Willy’s response.
Dr. Seuss was a children's book writer who typically wrote books for younger audiences. However, some of his books were meant for adults, and contained universal themes hidden within them. The short stories The Sneetches and The Butter Battle Book are two examples of his books that have these morals. The two books have three shared themes: discrimination, greed, and inconsideration. Dr. Seuss was a writer who reflected the human mindset and some of its traits in some of his writings which all have hidden meanings and should be taken into thought.
Tragic life experiences create new and better identities for people who are struggling. For example, Into the Wild narrates the life of Chris McCandless. He is a smart individual who leaves home to begin a new adventure. Another example is Maya Angelou, who writes about her childhood in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She experiences the act of rape and tries to overcome the horrifying memory, but decides to stop talking to anyone for five years. McCandless and Angelou change their own identities to create better lifestyles for themselves throughout the two books.