The article “ Into the Dark Water “, by Lauren Tarshis has many quotes from 17 year-old Jack Thayer, a passenger and survivor of the Titanic. Tarshis used these quotes to intensify the article and make it more interesting for the reader. The story feels more real with these quotes.She also used quotes to give the reader the emotions that Jack had and make the reader feel as if they were there. In paragraph six of “ Lost in the Crowd “ Tarshis used a quote from Thayer as he was jumping off the ship “ with a push of my arms and hands, jumped into the water as far out from the ship as I could…. Down, down I went, spinning in all directions.
On that island, a group of school had crashed after having their plane shot down during World War Two when evacuating their school. The ever changing meaning of the intricate monster, a very controversial topic, includes the worst qualities and things that come with being a human throughout the book. As said by Samuel Hynes,”The meaning of the book depends on the meaning of the ‘Beast.’” Fear is first represented by the “Beast”. In lines five and six of “The terrors of the unknown”(Doc A), the author claims,”They (the children) externalize these fears into the figure of a ‘Beast.’” Additionally, in “Now he says it was a beastie”(Doc B) the text says,”He says the beastie came in the dark… He was dreaming… He must of had a nightmare…” Both of these quotes clearly show how the creature represents fear. Left alone on an island without parents, the children on the island had no one to rid them of their fears.
The Japanese boat Tsimtsum in which the family takes to travel to Canada with all their animals unfortunately sinks. Pi is able to escape onto a life raft as for the rest of his family ends up not surviving the wreck. The big turning point in the story where Pi now has to find out a way to survive. A tiger named “Richard Parker”, a zebra, a hyena and an Orangutan named “Orange Juice” are all stuck on a lifeboat with Pi. Pi begins to start using the wisdom his dad had taught him through the years.
In the book, Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, we learn the story of Joe Rantz and his struggle in past and his present life, where he fights for a spot on the Washington Olympic Rowing Team and fights to win the Olympics. Throughout each of the books, Elie Wiesel and Joe Rantz demonstrate resilience through losing the faith of religion, but still surviving and the struggle of losing family. In Night, Elie Wiesel demonstrates resilience by losing his faith in religion, but still surviving through the horrible and treacherous obstacles in the concentration camp. To illustrate, it says on page 69,¨I did not fast...And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God 's silence.
“The Man in the Water”’ by journalist Roger Rosenblatt was an article written for Time Magazine about a man who was never really named who, in an act of selflessness in a time of tragedy concerning an airplane crash in a freezing Potomac River, lost his life while ensuring the lives of other plane passengers. Rosenblatt wrote a compelling article about the unidentified man, pointing out how his act not only affected the outcome of his own life, but the lives of the strangers he then rescued. The article consists of not just what happened the day of the plane wreck concerning the plane passengers, including the unidentified man, but how it affected the other passengers’ lives for years to come probably and how the man’s actions affected others. The overall theme of Roger Rosenblatt’s article, the overall inherent message, is that selflessness is perhaps the most valuable gift to be given, even when the cost itself may be great. The plane went down in Washington, hitting a busy bridge as it
He was one of the only survivors in the plane crash and was what literature calls a dynamic character. A dynamic character is a character in a story that changed from what they were in the beginning. Phil went from a tough soldier to a scared-for-his-life prisoner of war. He remains confident and good-spirited on the raft. Despite not bearing any responsibility for the crash, Phil’s strong moral conscience makes him feel guilt for the dead crewmen (LitCharts, int.).
Attack at Sea” Writing Contest Bam!! The ship was sinking, but what’s sinking the it? HELP! The author helps the reader empathize by telling people about the people on board the ship and how it ended. The author helps me empathize for the passengers of the Lusitania by telling us by them falling off of the boat and getting hypothermia.
He also has many adventures, including sliding down the great banister. However he also displays courage when he discovered what happened. He leads his friends to a ladder that would bring to the lifeboats. In my nonfiction resource, Elizabeth grows confused and worried. She feels a shudder run through the ship and starts to panic but then she started gaining confidence, doing what many others were doing “believing in the safety” of the ship.
In the end, this man lost his own life in the process of saving others. This man was deemed a national hero after his involvement in the famous crash of Air Florida Flight 90. Rosenblatt’s article, “The Man in the Water,” uses a variety of literary techniques to describe several major themes throughout the text. These literary devices include similes, metaphors,
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.