The sea that almost slaughtered Rainsford in the onset of the story, rescued him in the closing of the story. These are just a small allocation of the many examples of author’s style Connell uses throughout the “Most Dangerous Game” to help the readers visualize the plot. Without author’s style, the story would be monotonous to the
1. Nell proposes a lifeboat an analogy: Six survivors on a boat could be in two situations, a well-equipped boat that is able to support the six survivors, or an under-equipped boat that could not support the survival of all six people. On the well-equipped boat, killings cannot be justified as unavoidable and could only be self-defence for special cases. Nell explains this in the analogy, “If person A threatens to discard the distilled water, and when person B fails to reason with A, person B shoots him with the justification, “It was him or me!”. In this case, it is justified whether person A was acting to harm others.
According to Timothy, “[o]ne of the fish swims right up and taps against my scratchproof lenses” (page #). In literature, the color blue can represent the sea as well as tranquility and heaven (Parker). Given Olivia’s love for the ocean, the blue fish symbolizes her love for the ocean. In death, she finds the ocean to be her tranquil home, her physical heaven. Olivia’s symbolism through the blue fish is also prevalent through blue’s symbolism of loyalty and trust.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing.
Frederick Douglass’s Hope for Freedom Hope and fear, two contradictory emotions that influence us all, convicted Frederick Douglass to choose life over death, light over darkness, and freedom over sin. Douglass, in Chapter ten, pages thirty-seven through thirty-nine, of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, utilizes various rhetorical techniques and tone shifts to convey his desperation to find hope in this time of misery and suffering. Mr. Covey, who Douglass has been sent to by his master to be broken, has succeeded in nearly tearing all of Douglass’s dreams of freedom away from him. To expound on his desires to escape, Douglass presents boats as something that induces joy to most but compels slaves to feel terror.
Afterall, fisherman only do it to spice up the story because who likes a boring story, and it wouldn’t be a fishing story if the size of the fish wasn’t exaggerated. Every group has its bad batch of people that make the rest of the group look bad as a whole, and the fisherman group is no exception to this truth. While fisherman aren’t all perfect, there still more to them to a few bad stereotypes. For example, fisherman do a lot more than just sit all day because
At the start of the novel the dreams reflect the idea that Cain wants to drown as he thinks “drowning is exactly the right thing to do”. The dreams Cain experiences in the first few chapters are always pulling him underwater, it is symbolising the trauma he owns, the guilt of being the only one surviving is pulling him beneath the surface. However, by the end of the novel when Cain finally accepts his trauma he “break through the shimmering surface into sunlight”. The imagery created by Caswell in the dreams gives the audience a vague picture of the scene, the readers know that someone wants to
This might have seemed to be a selfish choice that Odysseus made, but Odysseus knew that if he told his crew more, that the boat would fall into chaos, and everyone would have died. Within the epic adventure of Scylla and Charybdis, the style of passages is pretty evident when it came to Odysseus selecting the safest route for him and his crew. Scylla and Charybdis are both derived from Greek mythology idiom of “caught between a rock and a hard place.” With the set goal of wanting to get home alive, he has to face the obstacle of wanting to sacrifice two men or risking his entire ship sinking to the ocean floor. Either way, in life, there is never an easy way when it comes to making a difficult decision. In The Odyssey, Scylla and Charybdis address the Greek tradition for teaching.
If there are people on the boat who feel guilty for those in the water, their option is to give up their spot for someone or stay on the boat. If they want to help the poor, they should give up their seat and take their spot in the water. If the people on the boat take all the poor in, the entire boat will sink and then everyone would die unlike the other option and at least saving a few people. This is like the hypothetical dilemma or given the scenario of killing one person or five, most people would choose to kill only one person.
In both cases, the reader has an idea of what direction the story will take because these phrases begin the story and carry the weight of the story. Some of the words or phrases that appear as verbum dicendi appear as descriptive verbs for instance to denote the