The Titanic’s famous crash had many different effects on the people that were part of the tragedy. One person it affected was Jack Thayer, “As for Jack himself, he never seemed able to regain the feeling of confidence and excitement he’d felt as he stood on the Titanic’s deck that April night,”. Another was Bruce Ismay, “Ismay never recovered from the shame.”. Those who lost loved ones were known as “Grief-stricken survivors,” after the tragedy.
In Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, Ethan Frome’s past contributes to the story more than any other character’s. The other main characters’ past may have been more difficult or life changing, but Ethan’s past definitely builds the story more. Ethan’s past builds his character more and dictates almost everything he does. This cannot be said for the other main characters in the story.
You have the idea of what the rescue team and the survivors were going through. Just imagining being on a small lifeboat while 60 foot waves just crashing down on you is horrifying. If you haven 't been near the sea during winter, you will get the idea of how tremendous the storms get. I haven 't been around the ocean much, but I have an idea of how terrifying it can be. What made the setting even more unique, is that it was completely dark out.
In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish,” a fisherman catches an imposing fish. As the fisherman holds the magnificent creature out of the water with his/her ‘hook fast in the corner of the fish’s mouth,’ he/she begins to admire the fish for having obviously fought long and hard all its life (Bishop 3). In a sense, the speaker compares the fish to a war veteran who had seen one too many battles. On at least five occasions, five other fishermen had attempted to reel-in the beast given the “five old pieces of fish line” and “their five big hooks” embedded in its mouth (Bishop 51). Bearing this in mind, the speaker thinks of the fish-line and hooks as battle-scars and consequently, looks upon the fish as a skilled survivor rather than a regular,
O’Brien had to use many terms like this to give the reader a good picture of the ship. As I read the book, I find the dialogue the most interesting because it sounds so realistic to how English seamen would have spoke in the 19th century. This is the biggest and most positive reason why I gave an A- to this
The theme applies to our lives in our society because we shouldn’t be afraid when it comes to the point where you need to make a difference or save lives by risking your own life considering that there are people who died with honor or became amazing heroes from doing this and they are not afraid since they know that they are doing the right thing like protecting the people who need their help. This story motivated me to not be afraid to risk your for others and to not be a bystander to violence. I would totally recommend this book to others who are interested in historical fiction, adventure stories about sailing, and
What did the narrator do in light of his experience on the sailboat? Do you think his reaction is a typical one of someone facing their
On one dreadful night an enemy ship crashed into Kennedy’s boat resulting the boat to go up in flames, torn apart, and a stranded crew. However, Kennedy did not let these things interfere with getting remaining men to safety and out of harm’s way. After hours and hours of constant swimming and extreme dehydration, Kennedy somehow manages to get to an island along with his friend Ross. John Hersey portrays Kennedy as a courageous individual. The audience becomes well aware of the hard work that he puts in.
In my opinion, this book could have been structured better, in more of an organized manner. Overall, I believe multiple improvements could have been made to this book. Moreover, this book begins in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Six men aboard the Andrea Gail embark on a difficult fishing trip in late October.
The Boat by Alistair MacLeod is about a boy who grew up in a fishing town and wanted to escape it retelling his story. The unmanned narrator starts the story by telling the readers of his first boat ride. We learn from the story that his father is a fisherman and his mother has always known this life of fishing. So the narrators entire life was spend on a boat; from reading thee we will learn that the boat is a reoccurring theme and it is kind of personified. The we learn that the narrator’s father is an avid reader and is always reading.
Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening are novels that represent the traps that society has set forth for them. In both novels, suicide is seen as the only way to escape from their constricted circumstances in which these people are expected to live in. The Frome’s and The Pontellier’s have very similar circumstances, such as blaming each other for their problems, and having marriage’s which they are not happy in. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate.” (29, Chopin)
In Night, the setting that Ellie Wiesel describes portrayed the Nazis cruel treatment to the Jews. The Nazis think that the Jews are animals. (11) “The barbed wire that encircled us like a wall.” They encircled the town with barbed wire, like they would do with animals. The Nazis named the street Serpent Street, because they thought that the Jews were the devil. (11) “The street we lived on Serpent Street was in the first ghetto.” They went in split the Jews up into groups, and renamed their street Serpent Street. The Nazis made the Jews march out in the hot blazing sun without brakes. (16) “People must have thought there could be no greater torment in God 's hell than that of being stranded here, on the sidewalk, among the bundles
David Cordingly's “Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates” is an extraordinary book, although sometimes confusing. Yet it is of no surprise that Cordingly writes his book with enthusiasm and great interest, Cordingly is clearly a sophisticated expert in pirate stories and legends. What makes Cordingly’s book so interesting and original is that he explores the facts and details about pirate history while at the same time exposing the myths and romanticized lies. The book itself investigates the reality of piracy versus the fictional images of pirates and their unimaginable portrayal in books and movies. Therefore the purpose of this assignment will be for me to give a detailed evaluation of David Cordingly's
Are we able to control our destiny or the outside forces? There are very good arguments about that but at the end of the day, I feel like we don’t control what happens to use in the future. Especially after I read the book, “A Lesson Before Dying”. Jefferson, the main character, was executed for something he didn't even do. He had a future and it was all gone due to what he couldn't control. He was at the wrong at the wrong time. He was also wrongfully accused and convicted of the robbery and murder of a white man, and sentenced to death by electrocution.