Athena shows her role as Odysseus's protector in Book V. Poseidon brings a hurricane and tsunami, when Odysseus is out at sea, Athena protects him through his ordeal. As seen in this quote, "She barricaded all the winds but one...A tailwind for Odysseus until he was safe on Phaeacia" (Homer 239). Saved from the raging sea, Odysseus gets caught up again in a breaker wave. He lands in more trouble when "The wave pulled him under, and he would have died then and there. But Athena was with him.
The Symbol of Fire and it’s change with the boys Our emotionally blinded world often turns to the sweetest things, completely oblivious to the harm it can bring upon us. When no adult survives the plane crash that sends a group of british boys stranded on an island, the responsibility of survival and rescue is upto them. William Golding in Lord of the Flies uses the symbol of fire to represent the quick changing nature of these isolated boys. The symbol changes from a signal fire to being neglected by the group to have it misused by them to make a death fire closely relating to the boys’ deep will to be rescued to their slow change to savage behaviours before turning into complete savages due to the lost of contact with civilization. In
The boys were on a plane fleeing the terror of war, when their plane was struck down and crashed on a tropical island. This island has no adults, no civilization, and no rules, making it seemingly perfect for a group of young boys. The boys’ adventures are full of insanity, fun, and fear. The plot of this
[J] During the fifth paragraph, Ma explains the troubles that Mitty had to go through in order to find Shawn O’Connell and the missing negative. [K] Moses writes, “Our protagonist ends up jumping out of a helicopter into the ocean, survives a shark attack, bikes up and longboards down the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland before it erupts, rides in a bus with chickens in Afghanistan…”(Ma 1). [L] Mitty had done these adventurous things without having to daydream about what he could have done because he had hope that he’d find Shawn before he disappeared to another destination. [M] With his daydreams bothering him to do adventurous things, Walter Mitty wouldn’t be as motivated to continue his journey. [N] With the determination and high hopes to find O’Connell, Mitty found what he was looking for; Without his high hopes and resolute composure, Walter Mitty might’ve not been able to go to his limits and find
Voodoobrute is the last of its species of creatures that depict themselves as islands and lure in incoming ships. Odysseus looks around and realizes he is in Floatacia, a realm of floating islands and intimidating Creatures known as the Floatacians. Odysseus orders his men to evacuate the island of Voodoobrute and run to another nearby island of Floatacia. As they run, 3 men are taken into the ground feeding the immensely powered Voodoobrute. As Odysseus’ crew sprints they see the floatacians; banshee like creatures flying overhead.
Have you ever been put in a life or death situation? In this book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, there was a plane with several boys aboard who have crashed onto a non-civilized island and they were put in that exact situation. They needed to find a way to survive, so they figured out how to make a fire, find food, and build shelter. In chapter 2 of Lord of the Flies, “Fire on the Mountain” is the title of the chapter considering the boys figure out a resourceful survival skill. The boys figure out that the only way to be saved is by building a signal fire.
Escalator of Redemption There is always a chance for a scar to heal, no matter how long it is left to fester. In Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, since his childhood, Amir feels guilty towards his beloved ones. The more Amir acknowledges mistakes he makes and how they accumulate, the more redemption he yearns to achieve. Amir’s guilt originates after feeling accounted for his mother’s death—Baba’s true love. Subsequently, Amir resists to aid Hassan in his difficulty, fearing he will lose his father’s ‘love’, creating regret that will haunt him for the rest of his young life.
In Antigone, there are a few examples of how the gods can control the destiny of man, even if that man is King. The first example in Antigone is when King Laius, the king of Thebes, takes his son, Oedipus, to the oracle at Delphi. The oracle told King Laius that Oedipus, his son, would kill his own father and then marry his mother. King Laius thought he could change the fate if he got rid of his son. The King ordered his servant to take his son into the woods and kill him.
In Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, Oedipus is given a prophecy from Apollo that he must slay his father and marry his mother. Frighten by this he decides to run away hoping that the prophecy doesn’t follow him. During his journey, he runs into a man and ends up killing him and also defeats the sphinx, making him the new king of Thebes. Shortly after being the king, it has come to his attention that the former king of Thebes has been murdered. He quickly demands to know who the killer is.
Iliad is a focal point in Greek literature and culture. Scholars and critics debate over the status of Iliad as a classic and win the argument over it. Iliad is a poem about wars, the anticipated fall of Troy and death of wrathful hero Achilles. Participation of gods in war and universe and gods being attributed with man like characteristic. All these things clearly mark Iliad as a supreme classic in
Brian is on his way to meet his father on his way the pilot has a massive heart attack and dies. This forces Brian to have to fly the plane all on his own. The plane is starting to run out of fuel and he doesn 't know what to do. This causes Brian to think quickly about what he needs to do. Brian decided that he would wait for the fuel to run out and land in the water and escape the plane while still on the ground.