Moral Courage How do you think you would you react if you saw a plane in a river full of people in it? Well in the article, “The Man in The Water” a passenger, Park Police and bystanders helped people that were 9in a plane that crashed into the Potomac River in Washington D.C. on Jan 13, 1982. The crash happened near a bridge. The moral courage in the story “The Man in The Water”, Roger Rosenblatt shows that people are willing to help others even if it cost the man’s own life by using setting and characters to support the literary element. In literature, setting is the environment (i.e., time, place, season, etc.)
In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did. As expected, the decisions were greatly supported by U.S citizens due to mourning over the loss of first responders and loved ones from such a tragic event. The U.S citizens were so quick to support the decisions of the president because they were following one another reactions. Often when a group, in this case the group would be our nation, are faced with something tragic, they all react in the same way. People were very angry and very fearful, and
Despite his recent diagnosis with ALS, a neurological disorder with no cure, Lou Gehrig is able to maintain a positive and inspirational tone through his use of positive diction in order to stop his fans from pitying him because he still has so much to live for. Gehrig uses many words with a positive connotation, which help create his positive tone. When describing his encounters with “these grand men,” Gehrig uses phrases such as “the highlight of his career” and “honor” to show how lucky he has been. These phrases emphasize his wonderful experiences meeting such famous figures and help him prove, to the audience, that he has lived an incredible life, which he uses to deflect pity from the audience. Gehrig’s word choice has a large impact
He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
Rosenblatt’s responds to the fact that The Man in the Water lost his life to save others was that he was impressed and surprised that there are people willing to give their lives to save others. The main message from The Man in the Water is every human is different in their own special way, actions speak louder than words. We hear people talking about what they would do in a terrible situation like the one in The Man in the Water, but you can talk but until we see your actions nothing is going to change our minds. In the story The Man in the Water Roger Rosenblatt says “He was seen clinging with five other
Louie Zamperini did not only hold serenity in the toughest moments in his life, but he also tried to save the sanity in his fellow soldiers. Him, along with Phil and Mac, spent many long hours stranded on the raft. Louie encouraged the men by discussing their memories, and retelling stories of practical jokes, and sharing recipes. These discussions eased their suffering, and “as they imagined themselves back in the world again, they willed a happy ending onto their ordeal and made it their expectation” (Hillenbrand 153). In like manner, the narrator in If by Rudyard Kipling stresses that in particular, a man must remain strong even if he must stand alone.
Cuckoo’s Nest Shared Inquiry Reflection When we first received the discussion questions for the Cuckoo’s Nest shared inquiry, I thought the answer to the first question was obvious. I believed that McMurphy triumphed by liberating others. I thought he acted as a Christ figure and selflessly sacrificed himself to save the other men of the ward. Although he eventually grew tired and lost the final battle against Nurse Ratched, he ultimately won the war for the men. He gave them the freedom to rebel against Nurse Ratched and leave the ward, and he also helped them rediscover their sexuality.
279-285).” His prediction is proven accurate and he proves through action that his power through divine inspiration can provide respite. Beowulf also proves his ability to provide respite when he defeats the sea monsters and makes it so that the “sailors would be safe (ll. 564).” Beowulf showcased his ability to provide a temporary peace in his victories against Grendel and his mother and during his final victory against the dragon. Without his deep connection to God and destiny, Beowulf would not have been able to be the flicker of light to the world that he
Horrific events can turn into days of remarklable wonder. In the story, “The Long Nights of the Little Boats,” by Basil Heatter, British troops were overrun by German Soldiers in Dunkirk. beThe need for them to be saved united thousands of random Englishmen to come to their rescue. The character of these men made them be the good people who came to the rescue of the soldiers. Positive Human traits make people successful which was witnessed by little boat rescuers traits, the soldiers traits, and my own personal traits.
In the tale of Sinbad the Sailor, Sinbad tells his new friend, Sinbad the Porter, of his seven voyages all over the world. During his adventures, Sinbad the Sailor encounters near death several times over and over again until his voyages stop. However, the near death encounters do not stop him from continuing on his adventures. This may classify Sinbad the Sailor as crazy because someone in their right mind would not put themselves in danger again and again for fear of death. However, Sinbad does not let the fear of death stop him from making his epic voyages.