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.
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. Moreover, his guilt led him to commit a cowardly action to end his
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. On line six of Siren Song Atwood refers to the "beached skulls" the sailors see before leaping into deaths embrace.
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.
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 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
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. The boat lacked fresh air and it was so hot and unbearable that people became sick and died.
Life of Pi takes the reader through Pi’s life and frequently turns back to his faith as a means of survival. As a young child Pi was deeply affected by the way people treated him because of his religious beliefs. Love, the core part of the christian faith, contributed to Pi’s survival during his journey on the lifeboat. During the endeavor on the lifeboat Martel makes various references to the christian religion. Throughout the book as Pi aged he became deeply rooted in the faith.