Odysseus’s quest has a more figurative connotation than the speaker of “The Journey”, due to the fact that he is dealing with witches, monsters, and gods. Despite this, both of these characters face rivals that try to keep them from achieving their goals. They learn to accept that there are people in life that are just disrespectful and selfish. In most cases, it is very difficult to change someone's true behavior. The quests that they venture on also teach them that perseverance and dedication is the only way to overcome their problems.
Pi sees another survivor floating in the water and only after throwing them a life preserver and pulling them aboard does he realize that “Richard Parker” is actually the 400 pound tiger from his father’s zoo. He immediately jumps overboard until he realizes that there are sharks nearby. So, upon reentering the boat, he wedges the tarpaulin up with an oar and decides he might survive if he can stay on top and keep Richard Parker beneath it. Over the next week an Orangutan arrives as well and the four animals interplay carefully, eating each other until there is only Richard Parker left.
Without sound editing this movie would not have the Hitchcock horror feel. Verna Fields did a great job blending everything together. The editor made sure through her editing style would make the shark look as authentic as possible. The best scenes in the movie take place on the boat. These are the scenes that makes Jaws great, the main characters trying their best to stay alive and kill the shark before it kills any more people.
He is getting used to killing and comments on his mixed emotions: “You may be astonished that in such a short period of time I could go from weeping over the muffled killing of a flying fish to gleefully bludgeoning to death a Dorado.” (Life of Pi 185) Pi realizes that he must rely on himself for survival: he cannot depend upon being rescued by another: this forces him to be resilient and resourceful. Especially after the tanker passes, Pi realizes that he cannot depend upon others. The whole range of emotions spreads through him. He must not dwell on the negatives: “I survived because I made a point of forgetting.”
There are many people that freak out when in a bad situation, they tend to panic and lose control. The Man in the Water wasn’t like that he kept his head and made sure he knew what he was doing. This shows us that there are people out there that know how to act in a tricky situation. Roger talks about how every time that they threw out the life ring he would put someone else on it, not because he didn’t think he was going to make it but, because he wanted to help others before himself.
Johnny is imperfect, but he lost his life to do the most heroic thing in the whole book. Instead of watching Ponyboy get almost killed, he had to save him somehow. Yes, he stabbed Bob, but that didn’t make him not a hero because he did something that saved other people’s life and risked his own. He knew he had to do something instead of just watching those innocent children burn down in a fre. So, Johnny does meet the needs of a hero because obviously he is
When the beast is first brought not many people believe its true while the fear of the beast strikes other people really quickly. Fear can manipulate and influence people's actions and choices. The following quote shows how piggy isn't scared of the beast because he doesn't believe its real so he is calm and isn't
The journey will consist of suffering, pain, and loneliness; however, frequently there is an opening of light that the hero has to climb to finish that journey. They will go through obstacle after obstacle to test themselves and see if they can survive. They will grow from this hardship as a form of renewal to prove that they have won this battle. Everyone has one place to go, and it’s the light. Light is a feeling of satisfaction away from pain and suffering.
Fear was also spread through each other because of each other. In Lord of the Flies, the boys had separated themselves into 2 groups, Ralphs or Jacks. Ralphs group was more civilized but Jacks group was more savage and were more into having fun than focusing on surviving on the island and thinking about the long run. The two leaders had come off to show themselves as strong and independent but later on, they started to gain this hatred in themselves selves for each other it grew so much that Jack had come to the point where he was ready to kill Ralph because he posed as a threat to him. In the book, it states how Ralph finds out how the other group is planning to kill him when all he wanted to do was try to be leader to keep
1.10 Responses Response #1 1.10 Life of Pi Yann Martel Film Matthew Thorburn The film ‘Life of Pi’ is about a survival experience stranded on a boat with a Bengal tiger. In their journey together they form some sort of friendship. This would seem unlikely as tigers are known for killing humans but the two of them learn to respect each other’s territory on their boat.
Pi also made the tiger seasick by angling the boat to rock sideways with the waves. Pi’s used an approach for finding food and water too, in other words; he overcame this obstruction by discovering the needed supplies on the boat. For water Pi used the solar stills and for food Pi fished and he consumed barnacles off the bottom of his boat. Pi’s quest was mostly comprised of taking care of Richard Parker. Subsisting on the Pacific ocean for 227 days took a toll on Pi.
The Great Hunt Hunting good because it keeps control of the animal population. However in the story Zaroff uses hunting in a bad way. Rainsford was on a boat and then fell off the boat. Then he looked around the island for people on the island so he could get food and water but then he got caught up with in a hunting game then survived the hunting game.
Elie is ashamed of the way people act in order to survive, and he even contradicts himself at some points in the book. For example, Elie is asahmed of how Rabbi Elihaou’s son ran away from the Rabbi, because the son thought his father was reducing his chances
Both, indeed, failed, but like what was said, Simon had to die in the process of it. Simon was the one who remained isolated from the savagery occurring on the island. Ralph, on the other hand, had his struggle with savagery. Unlike Simon, he found hunting exciting. We see that Simon out-rules Ralph, but what would one do in their
Later in the book we see how this really affected Johnny because he ended up killing bob, the soc who tried jumping him and ponyboy. If the socs never tried jumping then neither Bob nor Johnny would be dead. I will apply this to my life by always trying to find a better solution. We now know from reading this book that fighting may solve problems but it will create bigger ones. I won’t result to violence no matter how hard it