Throughout the story, the oiler was one of the most industrious characters and most optimistic about life. This is evident when the author writes, “The oiler plied the oars until his head drooped forward and the overpowering sleep blinded him; and he rowed yet afterward” (116). The poor oiler who has been rowing all night is so exhausted that he falls asleep, yet somehow, he still manages to keep on rowing. This sets the oiler apart in the story as none of the other characters works as hard as he does. The oiler is also the only character who never says, “’If I am going to be drowned—if I am going to be drowned—If I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees? “(115).
[Odysseus] drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches… (page 373 Lines 47-49).” This shows his intelligence by only sending in three men. However, Odysseus being clever only helps them in only one situation, and by the end of book 12, a majority of his men end up dying.
For example, in a story I read it tells about a man who had took a boat by himself to get off of a sinking ship. Afterwards, the man was called names such as a coward and things because he saved himself. This man was put into a situation in which he had
The men try to navigate the giant ocean waves in a ten-foot skiff on the open ocean. The four men on the ship all have different strengths. “The cook bails out the boat while the oiler and correspondent take turns rowing the boat, and the injured captain lies in the bow spouting cynical remarks and brushing away the seagulls, but also provides much needed leadership” (Bouchard 1). This quote accurately shows how the men use their strengths to their advantage so they can come together to achieve their goals. In order to survive on the life boat, it is essential for the men to work together as a team.
This may have been prevented if McMurphy would have stood up for Cheswick against Nurse Ratched but he didn't. Therefore this shows McMurphy has tremendous power now in the ward and Nurse Ratched knows it. That’s you can say Nurse Ratched fears McMurphy because he's not like the rest of the patients that she can control McMurphy is different. For my third and final example is how McMurphy organizes the Deep Sea Fishing trip and just needs one more man for the trip.
The fact that the men do not even pause to listen and are too busy sacking the city shows that Odysseus does not have control over them, even as their leader. Another example of Odysseus’ lack of leadership in the book is when Odysseus does not tell his men about the bag of winds and thinks, “A fatal plan, but it won my shipmates over. They loosed the sack and all the winds burst out and a sudden squall struck and swept us back to sea…”(p.157) Odysseus keeps the fact that he has the key to the safe journey home in a bag. Odysseus does not trust his men and his men do not trust him back, so the men betray Odysseus and open the bag.
High Noon and "The Most Dangerous Games" are great stories with very interesting plots. Kane and Rainsford are the main characters of these stories, and they are very different but alike at the same time. Both Kane and Rainsford fight alone against their opponent with no one their to help them. Kane was not always alone until he turned in his tin star and said goodbye to being a sheriff so he could be with his wife who was a Quaker.
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. Luckily, it can be shown in his natural instinct to do this sort of idea-thinking process.
Breanna Miller Prof.Long English 83 December 6, 2016 The Old Man And The Sea The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible . The positive traits in good people really depends on someone's personality, you can’t also judge a book by its cover. In the book Ernest Hemingway it tells a story of an old man named Santiago who, is in some form of unlucky, he is also known to be the worst fisherman.
Sing appears unnecessary but this is the only way how the protagonist can overcome his ‘shadow’ archetype. As Harry expresses at the beginning of the novel, if he does not kill Mr. Sing, he will be killed by Mr. Sing on any other day or he has to work as dictated by Mr. Sing. Edmund Wilson (1965) rightly explores the American psyche of the period when he says, “What is most valid in To Have and Have Not is the idea that in an atmosphere (here revolutionary Cuba) in which man has been set against man, in which it is always a question whether your companion is not preparing to cut your throat, the most sturdy and strong and straight forward American will turn suspicious and cruel” (187). It is quite obvious that the behavior of people is conditioned by political and economic upheaval which in turn creates tension in social
They trained him to command PT boats that were overhyped by the Navy. Lieutenant Commander John Bulkley used them to “attract aggressive young officers to join the service… [but] Buckley had vastly exaggerated the importance and success of PTs” (87). It also had the potential to take a huge toll on Jack’s health. One sailor said that “riding in a PT was like staying upright on a bucking bronco” (88).
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
Madeleine Thien’s “Simple Recipes” is not mainly about the father cooking food and his treatment towards his son, instead, the author uses food to symbolize the struggles her immigrated family experienced in Canada. While it is possible to only look at the narratives that food symbolizes, the idea is fully expressed when the father is compared with the food. The theme of food and the recipes are able to convey the overall troubles the narrator’s family encountered. Although, food is usually a fulfilling necessity in life, however, Thien uses food to illustrate the struggle, tensions, and downfall of the family. Yet, each food does represent different themes, but the food, fish, is the most intriguing because of the different environment
Reading Journal 1. 3.05 Poe describes the sensations of being buried alive. What imagery does Poe use to help you hear, see, smell, and feel? The unendurable oppression of the lungs- The suffocating fumes from the damp earth-