Survival Essay Three paramount traits needed to survive any life or death situation are bravery, knowledge, and perseverance. Characters in the story Most Dangerous Game, the movie Castaway, and even people in the article “The Migrant Crisis” will show us why all of these traits are good to have in survival situations. Bravery is an important trait to have when trying to survive. You are faced with many scary or difficult circumstances in a survival situation and you need a brave mindset to tackle those challenges. “Rainsford remembered the [gun] shots...he swam in that direction…” (Connell, 2) shows that even though the sound of gunshots usually don’t mean well, Rainsford decided to swim toward that potential danger, even knowing that …show more content…
“The revolver pointing...rigidly [at Rainsford]...” (Connell, 4) demonstrates that in this situation, Rainsford was brave even with a gun pointed at him. He wasn’t going to be a coward and run away, Rainsford stood there until the man eventually puts down the gun. “Rainsford fought his way through the brush for two hours,” (Connell, 11) explains that Rainsford had to run away from a crazy man who was going to hunt him for game, which the man (General Zaroff) thought was more exciting than hunting animals. As you can see, bravery is a key characteristic to have when trying to survive basically anything. But it is certainly not the only one. Being knowledgeable of the situation at hand is also very important. Like bravery, knowledge is a crucial trait to possess in the event your plans go awry. Knowledge can mean one’s mental strength is just as great as his or her physical strength. In Castaway, Chuck Noland was stranded on an island after a plane crash. …show more content…
One needs the mindset to keep going, keep pushing forward and to keep trying. Whether trying to survive a dangerous event or just managing daily life, at some point, you might just want to give up. But that is not what the migrants did. Let alone Rainsford or Chuck. In the article “The Migrant Crisis,” the writers talk about how a boat full of about 70 migrants from the African desert traveling to the coast of Libya, sprung a leak in the front of the boat. Many passengers tried covering the hole and others called for help with a satellite phone. Six long hours later, help from the Italian coast guard came. Everybody on board survived due to the steadfast thinking of the passengers. When they saw the hole, they could have just said “we're done for” and given up, but they kept trying to think of solutions to save everyone on board. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have the same perseverance to keep trying for a better life by moving to different countries where equal rights and a better life exist. “Many [of these people] are escaping violence, poverty, or persecution….” (Zissou, Smith, 15). Migrants use all of these characteristics: bravery, knowledge, and perseverance while fleeing to another country. They know that they could be caught and killed. but most of those people are smart and brave enough to escape that. “The Migrant Crisis” shows us how these people used many survival traits to get out of unfamiliar and
Click here to unlock this and over one million essaysShow More
Ethan ReinhartMrs. Murry English 909 February 2017The Deadly walk to Safety Having to survive through animals, Living in America and getting used to the changes, and the hardships of traveling through deserts and to refugee camps. Salva Dut definitely proved that he was a survivor. This Paper is from the book “A long Walk to Water” written by Linda Sue Parks.
Furthermore, the aspect of discovery can also be conveyed in a different ways. The fact that sometimes people, like myself, are being forced to find a new place which can result a negative and positive emotional impact, or future possibilities. In ‘The Little Refugee’, Bruce Whatley illustrates a small shabby boat jam-packed with worried people who are desperate to find new life and hope, whereas Hurley’s his discovery was being forced by his inner-life. Dull and grey-black smoky colours symbolize the overwhelming fear as seen through the body language of the people. And the dominance of the stormy clouds adds to the uncertainty, and the salience draws our eyes to the boat, helping us to easily relate to the terrifying encounters.
Not only was rainsford in a conflict with General Zaroff he is in conflict with himself as he is finding his way to Ship Trap Island. “‘I must keep my nerve, I must keep my nerve,’ he said through tight teeth” (12). Rainsford also had a conflict with himself on the island when he was deciding what to do to get away from Zaroff. Rainsford was able to overcome the internal conflict when the dogs were chasing him and he needed to make the decision to jump into the water, fight the dogs, or climb a tree and hide. Man versus himself is very important to Connell’s story.
One may define courage as approaching danger without fear. The idea of courage is a very beneficial element in literature. In almost every story, fiction and nonfiction alike, characters must face a challenge and possess courage to succeed with overcoming adversity. As an example, Jonas, the main character in Lois Lowry’s The Giver has to show courage to create change in his community. Furthermore, in Todd Strasser’s
In the story “The Most Dangerous Game “ by “Richard Connell” is talking about a man named rainsford that has to literally survive for a few days in a place where people are hunted like animals. A survivor is a person who is willing to fight every day in order to stay alive, but then this will mean that he will have to be brave, instinctual, and intelligent. One characteristic of any survivor that i have is Intelligent. A example that was in the story was was when the characters said, “ How in god did you get here” “I swam , I found it quicker than walking the jungle.”
The way they act in urgent situation, proves that they have different personalities and points of view. Rainsford gets on the island, escaping from the danger - swimming for his life, and when he gets there he is forced to hunt. He knows that either he will die or either his victim, there is no other choice, but he keeps his emotions and fears under control, "his face was set, and he forced the machinery of his mind to function". Conversely, Rainsford
The adrenaline rush that accompanies a fast paced hunt may be exciting, but perhaps it is not so exciting to be the one on the wrong side of the gun. This is what happened to Rainsford during “The Most Dangerous Game” when he met General Zaroff. Through his judging nature, Rainsford drives the story's theme of walk a mile in somebody else's shoes. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Sanger Rainsford is shown as Sneaky, Brave, and Intelligent.
Everyday people make decisions, some are made during life or death situations. Not everyone has to go to through a circumstance that is life or death, but some people do. Richard Connell once composed a fictional short story about a life or death situation. In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” large game hunter Sanger Rainsford is tested in the following ways: strong versus the weak, the value of life, and becoming what he fears. Nevertheless he made it through these challenges, but he also learned a few life lessons while doing so.
“Hunting? Good God, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder,” exclaimed Sanger Rainsford. Oftentimes, the line between right and wrong is blurred. “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is a story that discusses the line and how thin it can be drawn. Sanger Rainsford stands on one side of the line and General Zaroff on the other.
The time when I was brave is when I save my friend. My friend would always wonder off with his bike and I would have to find him and see if he is ok. Then when I found him and later a car came by from a distance. I ran into my friend and grabbed him with his bike and ran back to the sidewalk. By showing bravery, I helped save my friends life because he was very close to losing it.
Imagine if you were born into a country filled with poverty, fear, anxiety, despair and sorrow. The pain and suffering you would go through every day was so violent that you and your family had given up on all measures of hope. Every day you would fear persecution and you couldn’t even feel safe in the comfort of your own home. But what if there was a sliver of hope of escaping this drama occurring in your homeland by leaving by boat. All this drama gone in a flash, wouldn’t you want to try?
The article states “ But as he surfaced, his hand hit something—an overturned lifeboat. Four men were balancing on its flat bottom. One of them helped Jack up.” This shows that he got on a lifeboat and persevered through jumping into the water. Those are just some of the ways that people can persevere and overcome disasters that they have lived through.
The crisis has been brewing for a long time, however, with the number of asylum claims in Europe increasing dramatically over the last few years and expected to rise further. The European Union is unlikely to introduce a substantial reform in its asylum policies. Without a comprehensive plan, Europe will continue reacting to events, triggering more domino effects as countries take uncoordinated unilateral steps to protect their interests. The main threat to the free movement of people in Europe is that emergency measures could become the new normal, progressively weakening the Schengen agreement to the point it becomes unrecognizable, just like the Dublin