Not only does war affect the companions of those lost, but it much more directly affects families. After the Trojan War, Odysseus shipwrecks on Kalypso's island, and lives far away from his family, without any contact. The loss of Odysseus bears a lot of weight on his loved ones. Telemachus “...inherit[s] trouble and pain…” (Homer, 9) from the loss of his father. Odysseus’ absence leaves Telemachus empty and without one of his parents needed to guide him through life.
When he pondered about the tragic event, he recalls “the worst part, “was the smell” (139). Constantly, Norman graphic, vivid memories of how “Kiowa disappeared under the waste and water” (143), and how he felt being dragged down with him. In his mind he could had saved his life. Therefore; all that guilt and shame led Norman to hang himself. The irony that lays in his story is how he earned all these medals and ribbons that represented bravery.
Many would die throughout the rough journey after being lost and facing food shortages and freezing weather. . Life at sea was a dangerous task and the men at sea would commonly face emotional challenges being away from home for years at a time. The siren song was a tale told amongst sea men and was a song reflected on before death. Throughout the poem Siren Song by Margaret Atwood evidence is shown how the men at sea imagined their angels taking them to heaven as they crashed to end their misery caused by depression and loneliness at sea.
The Dangers of Pride In the short story, “Scarlet Ibis,” by James Hurst the author uses internal conflict to convey that pride may lead oneself to harm others. Doodle and his brother were running from a storm after going on their boat, the narrator thought, “The lightning was near… I heard doodle who had fallen behind, cry out, ‘brother don’t leave me.’” (Hurst 15)This quote shows how the boys pride harmed doodle, he left doodle, because he thought that he would survive. The words, “fallen behind and cry out,” relates to the theme, that pride may harm others, because doodle had fallen behind, and his brother did not help him, to protect his pride. Doodle was improving so fast that his brother overestimates him, and thinks of him like he has
Surely, immediately after the plane crash any survivors would be fretful for their life. Rosenblatt claimed that this ‘man in the water’ had a duty that needed to be fulfilled, and that duty was to put others before him. This man wouldn’t have even imagined that an ordinary flight such as Air Florida Flight 90 would end up in a disaster generating a duty for him to save others. Rosenblatt uses specific language that effectively explains the significance of the man’s actions. He said that the man felt an unnerving fact that if he continued to give the rope to others, he would die in the river because of how frigidly cold the Potomac River naturally is.
After witnessing Lupito’s death, Lupito still remains within Antonio’s mind wandering like a lost soul not knowing the ending to his death. He still continues to question whether god has helped his spirit or if he is forever lost to wander. “It is the soul of Lupito, they cried in fear, doomed to wander the river at night because the waters washed his soul away!”(Pg. 26) This is the first placement of Antonio’s religious ambivalence. Antonio may think to himself that seeing someone die is a sin, the idea of growing up thinking that the world is perfectly put together and being restricted from reality is a sin, restriction is a sin.
There are many lessons Odysseus and is men learn on their journey home in the Odyssey. Unfortunately, only Odysseus makes it home and the rest of men are dead because of their foolish actions. In the Thrinacia and The Cattle of the Sun episode of the Odyssey Odysseus’s men once again disobey him and cost them their lives. The men and Odysseus learn valuable lessons throughout their epic journey, but in the episode the most important lessons they learn are; temptation can lead to death, being obedient can save your life, and trust your instincts. If Odysseus’s men would have been more obedient to their leader Odysseus perhaps all of them would have made it back home alive.
Beowulf is a superior hero, he is an honorable man and a selfless being who prioritizes his comrade above anything. Beowulf displays traits that are important in the 21st century. Beowulf prioritizes other people before himself. When he killed Grendel, he didn’t do it for the prize but he did it for the respect of his men and the honor. Beowulf is a despicable leader that is able to lead his men to victory like the time they hunted and took down Grendel.
He is considered a hero because he fits under each of these qualities. He risks his life and is courageous because he fights off the monsters. He is goes the extra mile for Hrothgar by going to kill Grendel's mother and the dragon. This is what makes a hero a hero. The first commemoration asked by Beowulf to have done is to have a tomb made for his body.
Itis a depressed account of a sailor, who has been abandoned by his shipwhen he fell overboard in a vicious storm into the sea. The poem expresses the feeling of the sailor as he watches his life, friends on board the ship, and also the ship itself floats away from him destroying any hope of survival. It also describes the despairand the growing dread the sailor has as he feels himself beginning to drown. The poem is written based on a real lifedescription, during GeorgeAnson’sexpeditionaroundtheworldin1740to1744.The poem later reveals that another persona is pulling the strings, writing the poem.This new persona
These men were set to fail by their own country in military due to the lack of detail and preciseness put into the training and education of these men for life at sea. These scared, unprepared men also faced death due to the ocean that served as several of the men’s graves. The conditions these sailors met in water were awful , due to the high
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.