The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
Their feelings are based on the sacrifices. In “The Lottery”, the town considers the sacrifice as a tradition that must occur. They have in every year and everyone is okay with the process until they’re the ones who are getting sacrificed. Old man Warner says he has been a part of the sacrifice for 77 years; it’s just a way of life to him and by this point, he doesn’t think anything of the lottery (Jackson 5). On the other hand, some towns members are skittish and gather in small groups to talk about the lottery as well as other community things.
This leaves Ben trying to figure out a way to escape. He finds his father's boat that his father had told him never to go in without his father there himself. Ben disobeyed to get out of the situation but as he began going down the river and far enough to go to the waters edge he couldn’t find the oars leaving him helpless in the strong currents of the Red river. Ben knew it would be a low chance of survival through the many rapids that would come ahead. He stayed in the boat until morning when he awoke from the floors of the boat to find himself at Lake Winnipeg.
This 9 weeks we have read My Brother Sam is Dead. The author of this Historical Fiction novel is Christopher and James Lincoln Collier. I do recommend this book if you like a good drama within The Revolutionary War time period. Tim Meeker is living peaceful in the county, until his brother Sam comes home from college and tells his father that he will be joining the Rebel Army. Their father is furious with this because he is a Loyalist.
When he was still a teenager he got a job on a Merchant ship until 1470 when armed French pirates attacked the ship as it sailed along the Portuguese coast. The ship sank and he swam for the shore of Lisbon, where he studied mathematics, astronomy, cartography, and navigation. While learning these things he began to start making his plan to sail west to make his way around the world. When he made his claims to Portugal and Spain he was off on his distances by thousands of miles. This was a terrible mistake because they were to be well unprepared for the long sea journey ahead of them in the unknown waters.
Coincidentally, David grew into the neighborhood tough guy. Living in Baltimore with his son Samuel and his wife Coretta, David was at peace with his financial status, but he wanted to move in a different direction socially. As the days went by he could see himself wanting to be the change in the community, rather than wait for it to come. It is going on two weeks where Dave says to himself he wants to change, but really has not had the opportunity. In the meantime, he has not heard from his
The exile was difficult for the speaker mostly due to him not having anyone to spend his days with. He spent all of his days at sea, alone. The speaker talks about how the exile would be much simpler if he had someone with him to keep him company for the long winter days at sea. “Often to the wanderer, weary of exile, Cometh God’s pity, compassionate love, Though woefully toiling on wintry seas with churning oar in the icy wave” (lns.
These problems in London’s short story, which led to the man’s fatal end, are the man not being well prepared, traveling alone, and his confliction between his judgment versus his instincts. As stated above, one reason the man met his demise in the story is that he was not well prepared. For instance, while the man knew how to build a fire, the matches he brought with him were useless once he could not feel his hands because of the extreme cold. Additionally, since the man was a newcomer to the land, he had not experienced what it was like to survive in the intensely frozen Yukon Territory during winter. Furthermore, being a chechaquo (newcomer) meant that the man did not have a distinct knowledge of the area and resources available to him that could have conceivably saved him.
In the essay “I Wish They’d Would Do It Right,” the author Jane Doe objects to her son’s decision to cohabitate rather than marry because there are many benefits that a married couple can have in this society. Jane Doe’s son and his wife lived together for seven years without marriage and they were having a child. Jane Doe is very excited and ready to have a grandchild. The only concern that Jane has is that her son and his wife should legalized their marriage with a license. Doe was concerned also about how to address her son’s partner.
I don’t believe Mayor is abusing Maribel because he stood up for her when no one else would and stayed by her side. Evidence for this is in chapter 8, where he stands up for her when Garrett confronts her for the first time, waits with her outside till her mom gets there, and on Sunday dinners when his family has her family over instead of going to his room he is with her. I believe after that moment they became a beginning of something special with evidence on page 74, “After that, something between Maribel and me changed.” The big changing point in there relationship is at Christmas when he gives her a red alpaca scarf and gets a kiss! Even though it doesn’t say they become dating, but with common thinking it was the start. I also think that