The rest of the night, the narrator maneuvers the boat perfectly and somehow manages to keep the fish on the line, without Sheila having any knowledge. They finally reach their destination and the boy is faced with a crippling decision. The boy has to either cut the line, letting the fish go, or risk having Sheila lose all interest in him by reeling in the fish. The narrator decides to cut the line and says, “With a sick nauseous feeling in my stomach, I saw the rod unbend”(Wetherell 40). In this quote, the narrator is overcome with a sick feeling for letting that fish go.
Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it tells a story of an old man named Santiago who, is in some form of unlucky, he is also known to be the worst fisherman. But, a young boy named Manolin, who once fished with the old man, Santiago. His parents told Manolin that the old man is an unlucky
This quote shows what they did independently “They caught fish, cooked supper and ate it” (Twain). This quote says they cooked, ate and fished without help and all by themselves. One of Tom's friends is the rebellious Huckleberry Finn. He aspires to live a life just like Huck- independent, free, and wild. Him being friends with Huck made him want to be like him and that meant not caring.
Odysseus doesn't even give a second thought about going to save his men despite the risks it could mean to odysseus. Odysseus could've just left his men behind and sailed off, but his loyalty to his men outweigh all the other factors because to odysseus the only option is saving his men. The contrast between odysseus and eurylochus plans of action are very different and show why odysseus is the one in charge. Eurylochus is not as courageous as odysseus is, or as willing to take risks for the people that are loyal to odysseus. Gradually over his journey odysseus learns to not let his pride be the driving force for his actions.
The public only focuses on the bad things he do and not really the good stuff he does. Like, saving his crew from sea monsters. Besides society’s opinions on Odysseus, I believe that Odysseus is an alright leader to me. The acts he makes are not always the most intelligent, but we know he is trying to do the right thing for himself and also for his team. If you were in the shoes of Odysseus during the time period of when he was there, what would you do to lead a group.
Overall Sorry Rinamu did everything he could to save his island. He took a boat into the beach and tried getting the soldier’s attention so they could not drop the bomb. Sorry did this because he did not want his island to be harmed because it was his home. The author Theodore Taylor would agree with this because he made Sorry’s character and knows his
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus repeatedly shows that he is polytropos, for as Zeus says “There is no mortal half so wise”(3). Using his wits, Odysseus gets him and his men out of several sticky situations in the Odyssey, proving his leadership through his actions that save the lives of his crew member. On the other hand Odysseus’ streak of constantly outsmarting challenges, goes to his head, and unfortunately causes Odysseus to develop a hubris. His pride at times makes him arrogant, believing that he always knows best, which leads to the untimely demise of his crew. While Odysseus proves to be good leader by saving his crew from trouble with his wits, he is ultimately a bad leader because he refuses to listen to advice.
Sea metaphorically indicates broad range or endless path that is amazingly prodigious which makes it elusive to specify objects in the sea. Anton Chekhov decides to use the word sea to suggest that the father’s knowledge is extremely broad and general, meaning that he must have not gained a degree of education. However, this further creates instant desperation of a boy who is eager to jeopardize his mouth to taste an oyster as he expresses, “Help us gentlemen!”, “I am ashamed to ask but – my God! – I can bear no more!”. The massive desperation drives the boy to emotionally beg for help shows how the aristocracies acquire the control over the proletarians.
Gatsby doesn't really do either for Nick, so he has no reason to think of Gatsby in any other way than his true self. Throughout the novel Nick and Gatsby go through many struggles together. Both have their own opinion of each other. Nick has evidence to be a very unbiased narrator for many different reasons. There is very little evidence that shows that Nick could not be a good narrator, but the amount of good evidence overtakes the bad evidence.
McCandless was very primitive and never bragged about his wealthiness. Do you think I want some fancy boat? I don’t need a new car, I don’t want a new car, I don’t want anything (McCandless, 2008). I admire Mccandless for this very reason. Disregarding the bad decisions he made; his openness was enough for me to esteem him.